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Rose Award

Recognizing Leadership in Advanced Networking for K20 Education

Richard Rose The Richard Rose Award recognizes extraordinary individual contributions to extending the reach of advanced networking from research universities to the broadest education community, including primary and secondary schools, community colleges, libraries, museums, and other cultural, artistic, historic, and scientific organizations throughout the United States.

Background: The award is named in honor of Richard Rose (1947-2007), who was an early leader in the National Internet2 K20 Initiative. Richard was executive director of the University of Maryland Academic Telecommunications System (UMATS) and the University System of Maryland (USM) Office of Information Technology. He was an indefatigable advocate for extending the Internet2 Network to students at all levels—in both formal and information education—in the U.S. to broaden and deepen opportunities in learning, scholarship, and science. Richard Rose was, and remains, an inspiration to his colleagues working in the National Internet2 K20 Initiative.

Recipients: Each year, the Rose Award honors a K20 educator and/or technologist with a demonstrable impact on the K20 community by extending advanced networking, content, and services to this broad array of institutions and constituents; a leaders with the capacity to bring together diverse communities around common goals and projects; an individual with an accumulated record of accomplishments in the Internet2 K20 community.

Nominations: In order to nominate someone, please submit a letter or recommendation illustrating her/his contributions to the goals of the Internet2 K20 community. Your remarks should be organized in a way that allows the Committee to easily identify the judging attributes of commitment, innovation, modeling and support of the K20 mission. You are welcome to resubmit past nominations. Supporting letters from multiple community anchor institutions helps strengthen the nomination. In your nomination please consider including information such as:

  • How has this person demonstrated a commitment to the K20 Initiative mission?
  • Is this person recognized as an innovator and why? Describe the innovative approaches this person has taken in their community.
  • Is this person recognized for leadership qualities and mentoring of others? Give examples.

The recipient will be recognized at the 2018 Internet2 Global Summit in San Diego, CA.

To be considered for the 2018 Richard Rose Award, please submit nominations to James Werle, chair of the Richard Rose Awards Committee, at Nominations are due by Friday, April 6, 2018.