Recognition Comes for People, Publications

We're proud of the people who work here and the work we do. This year some of our people and projects were honored:

  • Graphic designer Cassie Lightfritz won an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for a flier and poster she created featuring the Delta Queen riverboat.
  • The Association for Educational Communications and Technology awarded its outstanding practice award to senior educational researcher Dr. Debbie Denise Reese for Selene: A Lunar Construction GaME, the videogame she helped develop.
  • The "NASA Explorer Schools Project Evaluation: Summer 2003 to Spring 2006 Final Report" tied for second place in the Outstanding Publications Competition, Division H, Category 4: Program Evaluation sponsored by the American Education Research Association. Authoring the report were Dr. Laurie Ruberg, associate director of the Center for Educational Technologies; Dr. Karen Chen, former educational researcher at the center; and Judy Martin, former implementation research coordinator.
  • Curriculum writer Jane Neuenschwander earned her master's in education from West Virginia University.
  • Two Wheeling Jesuit University computer science graduates, Storm Conaway and Michael Phillips, placed third in a regional undergraduate research conference detailing their work on the Selene videogame.
  • Four Texas high school students who are helping the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future assess videogame learning through the Selene project earned second place in the Southwest/Pacific region of the international eCYBERMISSION contest, a U.S. Army-sponsored, web-based science, math, and technology competition.
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