National Academy of Engineering's 2006 Bernard M. Gordon Prize goes to Puerto Rican engineer educator in HP labs

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Cited from HP lab news The annual Gordon Prize recognizes innovation in engineering education and is considered among the engineering profession's top awards. The prize includes a gold medallion and a cash award of $500,000, which will be divided among the individual honorees and the recipient's institution to support the continued development, refinement, and dissemination of the recognized innovation, in this case Pennsylvania State University. Morell was cited for an engineering education program called “The Learning Factory,” which integrates design, manufacturing and business realities into the engineering curriculum. It features a practice-based curriculum that includes strong collaboration with industry through advisory boards, engineers in the classroom and industry-sponsored capstone design projects. The Gordon Prize will be presented at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on February 21, during National Engineers Week. As university relations director for Latin America, Morell is responsible for developing and strengthening HP's ties to a select number of institutions in that region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.