Hoxby, Winterer win Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards

American-Ingenuity-Awards-Banner-2013CAROLINE HOXBY, the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and CAROLINE WINTERER, the Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities, have been recognized with American Ingenuity Awards by Smithsonian magazine.

The awards honor innovators in the arts, science, technology and culture. According to a statement by editor-in-chief Michael Caruso, the magazine polled Smithsonian Institution directors, curators and staff to find innovators “revolutionizing their fields with recent, high-impact achievements.”

Hoxby is being honored for her work in education and Winterer for her work in historical scholarship. Both scholars are profiled online and in the magazine’s December issue.

The article on Hoxby notes that she and “her team of researchers are revolutionizing the way the best colleges reach out to talented low-income students.” The article on Winterer talks about how her analysis of the letter of Benjamin Franklin “applies big data to big history.”

Hoxby and Winterer are among nine honorees.

Visit the American Ingenuity Awards website for more.