We are excited to announce that Dr. Margaret Hall, Assistant Professor of IT Innovation with the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics at the University of Nebraska Omaha is the winner of the first-ever IES Abroad Faculty-Led STEM Program Award.
This fall, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs launched the award offering $15,000 towards a faculty-led program at an IES Abroad Center during the 2019 Spring/Summer term. There is also a $5,000 award for the runner-up. The winner and runner-up were selected by a jury comprised of three IES Abroad Academics department staff members:
- Rob Hallworth – Vice President & Deputy Director, Academic Programs
- Jennifer Rogers – Program Dean for Auckland, Christchurch, London, Rabat, Salamanca, and Sydney
- Ellen Rosenwinkel - Registrar and Director of Education Technology
Award submissions from universities included innovative program ideas varying from nursing to engineering, but Dr. Hall’s “Innovation, Analytics, and the Role of Services in the Modern Startup Scene” impressed the jury, and the program will take place at IES Abroad Berlin and IES Abroad Freiburg between May and June of 2019.
The runner-up for this award was submitted by Mark French, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and will be led by Assistant Professor Dr. JC McNeil from the Department of Engineering, both at the University of Louisville.
Read on to learn more about Dr. Hall and Dr. McNeil.