St. Thomas Engineer Magazine

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas receives the 2020 LEGO Prize PROFESSOR ANNMARIE THOMAS , a faculty member in both the School of Engineering and Opus College of Business, was awarded the 2020 LEGO Prize by the LEGO Foundation at the annual LEGO Idea Conference in Billund, Denmark. Thomas was recognized for her work as the director of the University of St. Thomas Playful Learning Lab, in which students have collaborated on projects with the rock band OK Go, PBS’ “SciGirls” TV series and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, and others. Since 1985, the LEGO Prize has been awarded to individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of children and are champions of Learning through Play. The prize is accompanied by a cash award of $100,000 which will support the further development of Thomas’ work .

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