Guzdial and Ericson win ACM Karlstrom Award

April 6, 2011 at 11:44 am 15 comments

I am pleased to announce that Barbara and I have been awarded the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Education Award for 2010.  The citation reads: “For their contributions to computing education, through the Media Computation (MediaComp) approach that they have created, supported, and disseminated, and its impact on broadening participation in computing.”  We are deeply honored and pleased to be counted among the ranks of the past winners of the award.  We are particularly pleased that we are the first pair to be given the award, and it looks like Barb is only the second woman (after Nell Dale).

Our thanks go to our collaborators, all the students who have worked with us in developing and testing our approach, all the brave teachers who gave it a shot and gave us valuable feedback, to Prentice Hall -> Pearson who published the Media Computation books (to Alan Apt who originally bought in to MediaComp, and Tracy Dunkelberger who’s supported the series), and to the National Science Foundation that has supported our work with Media Computation and now Georgia Computes!.  For the award, we owe thanks to the (many!) letter writers (some of whom read this blog, so do know that we deeply appreciate your effort and support!), and most of all, to Jim Foley who championed the nomination.

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rob St. Amant  |  April 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm


  • 2. Alfred Thompson  |  April 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Congratulations! That is outstanding news and a well deseved recognition for both of you.!

  • 3. Alan Kay  |  April 6, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Congrats! Well deserved!

  • 4. Ciera Jaspan  |  April 6, 2011 at 3:34 pm


  • 5. Andy J. Ko  |  April 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm


  • 6. Hélène Martin  |  April 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Fantastic! Congrats to you and Barb.

  • 7. John Pane  |  April 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Congrats to both of you!

  • 8. Rita Freudenberg  |  April 7, 2011 at 3:20 am


  • 9. Judy Robertson  |  April 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Well done – great news! 🙂

  • […] have seen the original ACM citation — we are receiving the award for our work on Media Computation, which led to “Georgia […]

  • 11. Mark Guzdial  |  April 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Thank you, everyone!!

  • 12. Gail  |  April 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

    That’s great news – congrats! As others have said, it’s well deserved.

  • 13. Douglas Blank  |  April 11, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Congratulations Mark and Barb! This is great and very well-deserved!

  • 14. Davide Fossati  |  April 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Congratulations Mark and Barb!!! You guys really deserved it!

  • […] contributions to education,” which may not have anything to do with teaching.  The citation on our award is about Media Computation. There are other kinds of contributions besides producing curriculum. […]


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