On Friday November 8th of 2019 was held the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) annual awards ceremony, recognizing outstanding participation in leading standards development. The awards ceremony took place at The Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
The IEEE 1876 Working Group for Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories was the recipient of the IEEE SA Emerging Technology Award for advancing, initiating, or progressing a new technology within the IEEE SA open consensus process.
Recognition consists of a sculpture and certificate.
Dr. Hamadou Saliah-Hassane receiving the awards words:
“It is with great humility and gratitude to all those who have supported us throughout the standardization process on Smart Educational laboratories that I receive this distinction on behalf of our working group.
More than 250 stakeholders expressed their interest at the beginning of the process. Including, among others, academics, students, industries, manufacturers and developers of learning materials. At the end, we are about 40 still enthusiastic to continue the maintenance of this instrument useful to educational institutions. In Africa, we say that “one recognize big eaters only when there is no more sauce left”.
Thank you to the IEEE Standards Association who spared no effort to assist us, with the help of project managers and online collaborative environments made available to us. I see here Mrs. Kim Soo, our dedicated project manager at IEEE-SA who helped us to
reach our final goal. Today, I also exchanged some emails with Mrs. Vanessa Lalitte, her successor, now helping IEEE Education Society Standards Committee and its Working Group. I also recall Tricia Gerdon from IEEE-SA.
Thank you to all the Presidents of IEEE Education Society who also encouraged us from year to year. Our current President Russ Meier present tonight, has followed their path. For example, IEEE Education Society is starting a new “Standard for Secured and Trusted Learning Systems”, which we will be developing jointly with IEEE Industrial Society (IES) and Learning Technology Standards Committee under IEEE Computer Society Sponsorship (LTSC/CS).
Thank you to all guests and our family members”