Katie Davis receives 2013 Yahoo! ACE Award

Katie Davis, assistant professor at the University of Washington Information School, was selected to receive the 2013 Yahoo! ACE (Academic Career Enhancement) Award.

Under the ACE program, ‘future superstar’ faculty members at top U.S. universities are nominated by Yahoo! Lab scientists and campus relationship managers to receive the honor and a $10,000 unrestricted gift. The goal is to establish key relationships between Yahoo! and newly hired faculty.

“I'm honored to receive this award from Yahoo!,” said Davis. “The funds will support my current work investigating the potential for digital badges to transform the way we recognize and assess learning across the lifespan.”

Established in 2011, there are five ACE awards given annually. The gift is designed to help newly hired faculty launch research programs in areas of relevance to Yahoo!

Davis, who joined the iSchool in September 2012, has her doctorate from Harvard University and is an expert in Digital Youth.