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June 08, 2016

Best of Best Push Envelope of Innovation in Higher Education Win $25,000 Each and Most Innovative Campus Bragging Rights

Best of Best Push Envelope of Innovation in Higher Education Win $25,000 Each and Most Innovative Campus Bragging Rights

LAS VEGAS— At UBTech 2016, HARMAN and University Business, were honored to announce and congratulate five of the world’s most imaginative universities at the HARMAN Innovation Awards. The winning universities were recognized at one of higher education's most prominent technology events held at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada and took home $25,000 each in HARMAN Professional Solutions equipment.

The HARMAN Innovation Awards is an exclusive, global program designed to recognize higher education institutions for their innovative use of technology to enhance the way faculty teach and students learn; reduce service and support costs; and facilitate collaboration and increase energy efficiency. Congratulations to this year's SIX Innovation Awards Winners:

  • Active Learning – These projects feature an active learning space and demonstrate how the technology was implemented to make the space work for all learners. Congratulations to these schools and their indicated projects for being named 2016 ‘Active Learning’ Innovation Awards finalists:

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California, USA
Loyola Marymount University Life Sciences Building

  • Audio Experience – In all learning spaces clear and effective audio delivery is key to learning. These projects demonstrate how audio technology is used to improve or create an effective learning environment. Congratulations to these schools and their indicated projects for being named 2016 ‘Audio Experience’ Innovation Awards finalists:

Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Belmont Large Theater

  • Campus Impact – Projects in this category incorporate AV for an impact beyond a single classroom and even a single building. In one or more ways, these projects touch on the entire campus by improving communication, building community, and increasing prestige. Congratulations to these schools and their indicated projects for being named 2016 ‘Campus Impact’ Innovation Awards finalists:

University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, Texas, USA
Girard Street Welcome Center

  • Classroom Design and Implementation – Projects in this category use AV to improve the dynamics of everyday instruction and learning. These projects go beyond simple technology installations. Finalists have demonstrated how the technology is actually used by instructors and students. Congratulations to these schools and their indicated projects for being named 2016 ‘Classroom Design and Implementation’ Innovation Awards finalists:

Laval University
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Research laboratory in ear training and instrumental didactics, LaRFADI
(Laboratoire de recherche en formation auditive et didactique instrumentale)

  • Video in the Learning Space – In today’s learning spaces clear and effective video delivery is key to learning. These projects demonstrate how video delivery technology is used to improve or create an effective learning environment. Congratulations to these schools and their indicated projects for being named 2016 ‘Video in the Learning Space’ Innovation Awards finalists:

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, USA
ASU Decision Theater Network

  • People’s Choice – HARMAN is also excited to be awarding its third annual People’s Choice Award this year. UBTech 2016 attendees were invited to visit the Innovation Awards Pavilion to select their favorite among the 25 Innovation Awards finalists. The most votes determined the winner, which was.

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
FlexTech Classrooms

The HARMAN Innovation Awards is an exclusive, global program designed to recognize higher education institutions for their innovative use of technology to enhance the way faculty teach and students learn; reduce service and support costs; and facilitate collaboration and increase energy efficiency. HARMAN and University Business invite all UBTech 2015 attendees to visit AMX UBTech Booth #403 for an opportunity to experience firsthand how AMX solutions are defining AV for an IT World for thousands of universities across the world. HARMAN and University Business invite all UBTech 2016 attendees to visit HARMAN in Booth #201 for an opportunity to experience firsthand how HARMAN Professional solutions are CONNECTING with thousands of universities across the world.

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