Olympus Innovation in Education Awards Program

Posted by on October 27, 2008

Olympus Launches 2009 National Innovation Awards Program
Deadline: November 21, 2008

Olympus (http://www.olympusamerica.com/), a precision technology leader creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science, and consumer electronics products, has announced the Olympus Innovation Awards Program for 2009. Executed by Olympus in partnership with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (http://nciia.org/), the program recognizes individuals who have fostered or demonstrated innovative thinking in education.

The awards will be given to faculty nominees chosen from among the nearly two hundred member institutions of NCIIA, a national network of colleges and universities working to foster invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in U.S. higher education. Students, faculty, and others at NCIIA institutions of higher learning in the U.S. may nominate qualified educators.

The program includes three awards: The Olympus Innovation Award recognizes a faculty member who fosters an environment of innovative thinking among students through inventive teaching methods and hands-on educational opportunities. Nominations will demonstrate how candidates’ methods and philosophies have inspired students and detail the resulting student innovations. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize.

The Olympus Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated a sustained contribution throughout his or her career to stimulating and inspiring innovative thinking in students in their own universities and throughout academia. The winner will receive a $2,500 prize.

The Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award, whose winner will receive a $1,000 prize, recognizes an individual who has inspired innovative thinking in students in a discrete area and whom the judges believe has the potential to make even greater contributions to the field in the future.

For further information and to submit a nomination, visit the NCIIA Web site.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15015457/nciia

For additional RFPs in Education, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml

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