This year’s Friday Medal recipient is Shelley Goldman, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is also by courtesy a professor in the Mechanical Engineering-Design Program. Shelley has spent over 30 years designing and researching the potential of technologies in education. Her current work includes broadening participation in STEM learning via teaching and researching design thinking, new technologies and innovative curriculum design for formal and informal education settings.
In recognition of the commitment of Bill and Ida Friday to educational excellence, the Friday Institute created The Friday Medal to honor significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education and beyond through advocating innovation, advancing education and imparting inspiration. This award is given annually to those who embody the mission and spirit of the Friday Institute.