Teacher Prize of Saarbrücken Computer Science awarded
Awardee Albert Wiedemann and MNU Chair Gerwald Heckmann ©MNU
This year, the Ursula Hill-Samelson Teacher Prize of the Saarbrücken Computer Science goes to the Bavarian computer science teacher Albert Wiedemann. The prize, which is funded with 2500 Euros, is for teachers who have made a special contribution to the subject of computer science. Since 2015, the award has been sponsored by Saarbrücken Computer Science and been awarded by the Verband zur Förderung des MINT-Unterrichts (MNU).
Award winner Albert Wiedemann has taught at the Erasmus Grasser Gymnasium in Munich. Wiedemann was significantly involved in developing and decisively shaping the subject of computer science at Bavarian secondary schools, but also provided important impulses nationwide, says the jury in its laudation.
The Ursula Hill-Samelson Teachers’ Prize is usually awarded at the annual Congress of MNU. This year, however, the congress in April had to be cancelled due to the Corona crisis. Therefore, the award presentation has been postponed for a few weeks and was held in a more personal setting.
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