We are delighted to announce the 2020 laureates of the Yidan Prize after a five-month judging process by our independent judging committee. The Yidan Prize recognizes individuals and teams, who have contributed significantly to education research and education development. Professor Carl Wieman has been awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research, while Ms Lucy Lake and Ms Angeline Murimirwa from CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education) have been granted the Yidan Prize for Education Development – the first team to be granted a Yidan prize since its inception in 2017.
Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2020
Professor Carl Wieman was awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research for his contribution in developing new techniques and tools in STEM education. Professor Carl Wieman is a pioneer of the use of new pedagogies in STEM education on college-level science teaching. His work has transformed the way STEM education is taught in major universities around the world. Learn more about this laureate.
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureates 2020
Ms Lucy Lake and Ms Angeline Murimirwa were awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Development for their contribution to female education.
Ms Lucy Lake has pioneered strategies to increase school retention and learning among marginalized girls, benefiting over six million young people. Learn more about this laureate.
Ms Angeline Murimirwa is uniquely positioned to bring the expertise of young women once excluded from education to inform policy and strategy at every level. Learn more about this laureate.
Learn more about the announcement in our press release. The laureates will be recognized at the Yidan Prize Awards Presentation Ceremony and the Yidan Prize Annual Summit held virtually on 7 December.