Notice: Nominate an iSchool instructor for a teaching award!



The deadline to nominate iSchool faculty for this year’s teaching excellence awards is extended to Friday, May 4. This is a great opportunity to publicly appreciate a faculty member who’s made a particular difference in your life. Recipients will be announced at Convocation.

The nomination is a short survey that takes a few minutes to complete.

Pedagogical Recognition of Our Faculty (PROF): Recognizes exemplary teaching and outstanding contributions to teaching made by tenure track faculty at the Information School.

Teaching Excellence and Creative Honors (TEACH): Recognizes exemplary teaching and outstanding contributions to teaching made by non-tenure track faculty (both full-time and part-time) at the Information School.

Nominees for both awards should:

  • Apply expertise in subject matter to connect with students and make topics relevant to their learning.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and engagement in the learning/teaching process.
  • Inspire independent, original, and creative thinking.
  • Show innovation in course and curriculum design.

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge awards $37, 500 to student innovators


Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge awards $37,500 to student innovators

Alaska Airlines wants to get better and better at being a leader in environmental responsibility, so today we’re here to learn from you,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ senior vice president for communications and external relations, in his welcome address at the 2015 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.

The “you” he was speaking to was a group of 22 student teams from 7 colleges and universities across the state of Washington, gathered at the Seattle Center to pitch their innovations in clean technology, renewable energy and water resource management.
Throughout the afternoon these innovative and entrepreneurial students demonstrated their prototypes and fielded questions on everything from technology issues to market viability from a room full of 160+ judges and another 100 guests. Continue reading