The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) awards PhD student Daniel Perry with the 2015 Student Innovator in Research Award for his innovative research on educational games for STEM and data science.
HCDE Chair David McDonald presented Perry with the award at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2015.
Commenting on Perry's success, Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon writes:
"Daniel Perry has repeatedly demonstrated outstanding and original thought in his research. He is an all-around top-notch student, excelling intellectually, in originality, in leadership, and as a good departmental citizen, giving generously of his time to help others. He is constantly coming up with new ideas, learning the new material it takes to develop them, and then implementing them, often in a way to benefit underrepresented groups. He is a true leader in every sense of the word; I can't count the number of times he has innovated in his research or to help others in our lab, within the department, or the general public. I am convinced that his groundbreaking thesis on a design framework for game-based learning will be foundational one day."