Dr. Art Graesser Receives $50,000 Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education

March 6, 2018 - Dr. Art Graesser, professor in the Department of Psychology and Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis, received the 2018 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education inaugural Learning Science Research Prize, which includes $50,000 and a bronze sculpture.

The award honors outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches.

Graesser's research has brought together the fields of psychology, education, computer science and linguistics to develop intelligent tutoring systems that help students comprehend difficult concepts and manage their emotions as they tackle them. His interdisciplinary work has influenced the learning sciences broadly and led to the creation of systems that include AutoTutor, GuruTutor, DeepTutor, Writing-Pal, AutoCommunicator, Point & Query and other learning programs. He has been named Honorary Research Fellow at Oxford University and has a distinguished research and publication record and he has served as a mentor to scores of educators.

The prizes are administered through an alliance between the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Family Foundation and McGraw-Hill Foundation. They will be awarded at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego on April 17.


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