Announcing the 2017 Strage Junior Faculty Prize Recipient Nathan HolbertWatch the "Strage Prize 2017 with Nathan Holbert” video on the Library’s Pressible site, Learning at the Library.
The 2017 Strage Prize is awarded to Nathan Holbert, Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Holbert is founder of the Snow Day Learning Lab, a research group and design laboratory dedicated to understanding how children make sense of their world through play. One of several key projects is Bots for Tots, designed in response to gender imbalance and lack of diversity amongst makers; it offers a series of workshops where many female, culturally diverse elementary school students design and build dream toys for younger students at their school.
The video was produced by Edlab at Teachers College. Support for this production and publication of this video is made possible by the Strage Junior Faculty Prize, established in 2009 by Teachers College alumna Alberta Strage and her husband Henry to recognize junior faculty achievement. Alberta also serves on both the President's Advisory Council and the International Advisory Council for Teachers College. We appreciate both their generosity to Teachers College and support for the work of our junior faculty.