The nominating institution William Marsh Rice University on the project:

Prof. Richard Baraniuk is a visionary pioneer in open education, launching OpenStax in 1999 to improve educational access and learning for everyone. OpenStax has disrupted a broken textbook market, saving students $1.2 billion since 2012. Since COVID-19, demand for these resources has doubled. The expanding 42-course library is used by 4 million students in 61% of US colleges, 5,000 K12 schools, and 120 countries. OpenStax courses are free, openly licensed, and customizable. Moreover, OpenStax is integrating its library with personalization technologies rooted in learning science research to help students learn more, better, and faster. OpenStax is a public good, helping students access high-quality, affordable resources to further their education.

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Richard Baraniuk

William Marsh Rice University

Richard Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and Founder/Director of OpenStax. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Inventors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and IEEE. He received numerous awards in and open education, including the C. Holmes MacDonald National Outstanding Teaching Award from Eta Kappa Nu, IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, and Internet Pioneer Award from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

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