‘LERN’ Recognizes MyMachine Program Published November 29, 2016

Photo cutline: A second grade student from Soldier Creek Elementary demonstrates the Rubber Band Launcher created as part of the MyMachine initiative.

Rick Woodard, Director of the Community Learning Center accepted the prestigious Programming Award from the Learning Resources Network (LERN) in Baltimore, Maryland this month.

The award was given to Rose State College for its work with the MyMachine program which was founded in Belgium and expanded to Slovenia, Portugal, South Africa, and now the first and only location in the Western Hemisphere is at Rose State College. The College partnered with Soldier Creek Elementary, John Rex Elementary, and Mid-Del Technology Center to design and build working prototypes of student’s “dream machines.” 

“Congratulations for MyMachine Oklahoma!” said Piet Grymonprez, founder of MyMachine Belgium. “We’re very proud for this important LERN Award for Programming. As this category recognizes courses, activities, programs or events that are creative and innovative, this award endorses the MyMachine methodology. Our profound gratitude goes out to the Rose State College team and partners in elementary schools and technology centers involved in MyMachine Oklahoma. They’ve done a great job piloting this very first year of MyMachine in Oklahoma.  It acknowledges all stakeholders in their beliefs and efforts to make MyMachine Oklahoma a great success and to grow the model in Oklahoma.” 

Bret Wood, Associate VP for Workforce Development and Rick Woodard, Director of the Community Learning Center pose with the LERN Programming Award.

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