Since 2013, Learning,ly faculty member, NewKnowledge (Data You Can Use: Turning Anecdotes into Impact), has partnered with UL and NAAEE to conceptualize and develop the Innovative Education Award and facilitate judging.
Recently, UL and the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) announced the winners of the first annual UL Innovative Education Award. Judges selected five programs to be awarded a total of $250,000. Each organization focuses on advancing STEM learning through projects involving real environmental problems (E→STEM) and each demonstrates success and innovation in this field. In addition to the monetary award, each winner will also be paired with UL employees, including science, engineering, and technical experts in realizing the full scope of activities in their E→STEM educational programs.
On August 6, all five winning teams met in Chicago at UL headquarters for the inaugural award kick-off meeting and leadership summit. Joined by UL executives, guest speakers, and others directly involved in sustainability and environmental work, the summit not only recognized the winning teams for their work, but also helped cultivate a network among the teams as well as UL mentors. Click here to visit the UL Innovative Education Award website.