Internet2 Richard Rose Award Honors Randy Stout for Exemplary Contributions to Advanced Networking in Support of K20 Community
Stout recognized as a leader in bringing next-generation networking to Kansas’ K20 community.
Arlington, VA – April 19, 2011 – Internet2 today announced at its annual Spring Member Meeting that Randy Stout, Research and Development Coordinator at Kan-ed, has been honored with this year's Richard Rose Award, an annual award established to recognize extraordinary individual contributions that extend the reach of advanced networking into the K20 community.
“Randy brings to his work a positive mindset that is infectious as well as warmth and a commitment to help others. He is dedicated to collaborative opportunities for educators and students that are solidly grounded in the curriculum. He is committed to engaging the broadest segment of the K20 community, and he displays a quiet leadership that works to get diverse groups to work together for a common purpose,” said Dr. Greg Monaco, Ph.D., Director for Research & Cyberinfrastructure, Great Plains Network (GPN).
In his role as Research and Development Coordinator for the Kansas Board of Regents, Kan-Ed, Stout serves as a program officer for a series of Kan-ed award programs to stimulate interest in and use of the Internet2 Network by K-12 and other community anchor institutions. Stout’s work has stimulated creative use of the network across the state of Kansas by teachers and other educators as well as contributed state-of-the-art equipment to individual schools, libraries, and hospitals. Stout has also been instrumental in facilitating the development of multiple successful state-wide proposals to bring funding to community anchor institutions that enable their use of the Internet2 Network, and access to advanced applications in the delivery of their services to the public.
Further, Stout has played a critical role in facilitating and championing the K20 Initiative activities in the entire Great Plains Network region. His commitment to collaborations across institutions and regional networks has resulted in innovative collaborative opportunities for educators and students that are solidly grounded in the curriculum. Stout has been instrumental in the development of the GPN interactive videoconference series featuring the Midwest’s National Park Service sites and several other unique content programs.
Within the Internet2 community, Stout has played an important leadership role within the K20 Initiative, working to extend advanced networking and applications from research universities to the broadest education community, including K-12 schools, community colleges, libraries, museums, and other cultural, artistic, and scientific organizations. Stout served as the founding chair of the K20 Initiative Advisory Committee and currently sits on the Applications, Middleware, and Services Advisory Council (AMSAC).
“Randy’s considerable track record of accomplishment in bringing diverse K20 Initiative communities together around the development and adoption of advanced networking applications embodies everything this award represents,” said Carol Willis, Chair of the Richard Rose Award Committee.
Presented by the Internet2 K20 Initiative, in which Richard Rose played an early and influential leadership role, the award focuses on efforts to extend advanced networking and applications from research universities to the broadest education community, including primary and secondary schools, community colleges, libraries, museums, zoos, aquariums, performing arts and cultural centers, America's "anchor institutions." Mr. Rose was the executive director of the University of Maryland Academic Telecommunications System (UMATS) and USM Office IT, when he passed away in January, 2007.
The award was presented on April 19, 2011, at the Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting held in Arlington, Virginia. For more on the Richard Rose Award, visit https://www.internet2.edu/about-us/community-awards/rose-award/.