Prof. Elliot Soloway to Receive Alumni Award from University of Massachusetts

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Prof. Elliot Soloway

Prof. Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, School of Education, and School of Information, has been selected to receive an Outstanding Contributions to Society Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts Computer Science Department. The award will be presented at UMass’s fourth annual Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Awards Banquet on May 4, 2012.

Prof. Soloway is a leader in developing technology-based curricula and is a strong advocate for the use of mobile computing for learning. His research interests include the use of technology in education and the development of software that takes into consideration the unique needs of learners. He is a co-founder of GoKnow!, which provides MLE, the Mobile Learning Environment software for handheld environments. Prof. Soloway teaches courses in mobile applications development and encourages his students to think entrepreneurially about their projects and the opportunities that exist in the mobile development space.

Prof. Soloway received both his PhD (1978) and MS (1972) in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He joined the faculty at Michigan in 1988 and is associated with the Interactive Systems Lab. Prof. Soloway is highly regarding for his inspirational teaching style, and has been recognized for this with a Thurnau Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the U-M Golden Apple Award for Teaching, and Distinguished Teaching Awards from U-M and UMass. He has twice been named Teacher of the Year in EECS by students in the U-M HKN Honor Society.