Lorena Barba, Author of the Numerical Methods MOOC, Awarded in Berkeley For Her Work on Open Science

Professor at George Washington University and creator of the lauded Open edX MOOC Numerical Methods Lorena Barba, has been awarded with one of ten 2016 Berkeley’s Learner-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science.

Dr. Barba, a leading advocate of the Open edX technology, received the award for “her work developing and delivering curriculum focused on transparency in science and education, as well as for her clear dedication to and advocacy of open science and reproducibility.”

The award, which includes $10,000, was presented during the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) Annual Meting, on December 15.

• Winners of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science