Mitchel Resnick

Nominee: Tina S. Ornduff

Mitch Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten program and LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab, strives to help students keep exploration alive. His contributions involve the development of new interfaces to help students engage with technology in a way that encourages creativity and innovation. Some of Resnick’s projects include¬†Scratch, which helps young users learn to code, and the¬†Computer Clubhouse, an international network of creative afterschool programs. His work has benefited thousands of underprivileged students across the United States.

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