Ayrton Prize | BSHS

IEEE REACH WEBSITE WINS PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

The REACH program has been awarded the Ayrton Prize for Digital Engagement in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS).  Founded in 1947, the BSHS is Britain’s largest learned society devoted to the history of science, technology and medicine (HTSM), and has a strong global presence.

The Ayrton Prize, first given out last year to the British Library, recognizes a self-contained website with HSTM content, available in English that reflects best current practices and makes effective use of media in communicating HSTM to a non-specialist audience.

“This valuable set of educational resources, which has the potential to grow significantly through collaborations in the future, is easily-navigable and represents an important step in raising the profile of the history of science, technology and medicine by inspiring engineers of the future. The invitation to teachers to work collaboratively with the developers to generate new content highlights how new digital resources can be the focus of exciting joint ventures. The introduction of primary sources and hands-on activities brings historical changes in science, technology and medicine to life.” – OEC Chair, BSHS

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