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AWS Educate Announces its Inaugural Cloud Ambassador Cohort

AWS Educate is excited to announce the 2019 cohort for the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program. The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program provides leading educators recognition, professional development, and exclusive benefits for helping students learn about cloud computing and prepare for the modern workforce.

The program consists of two tiers – the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Council and AWS Educate Faculty Ambassadors. The select group of AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Council members were invited into the program and represent a diverse group of educators. They will work closely with AWS Educate’s leadership to increase the program’s impact on cloud education. AWS Educate Faculty Ambassadors are selected annually to recognize leaders in cloud education. Faculty Ambassadors are AWS enthusiasts who are innovating in the classroom and excel at teaching students about the cloud. They will join a community of experienced academic practitioners.

Through a competitive process that included an application and video submission that showcased member accomplishments, the inaugural AWS Educate Faculty Ambassadors cohort was selected and contains members from over 32 countries and more than 175 higher education and K12 institutions. The list of the 2019 AWS Educate Faculty Ambassadors can be found here.

Also, 18 inaugural AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Council members were selected. The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Council members are below:

Educator Institution
Abel Sanchez Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bahman Javadi Western Sydney University
Bill Klug British Columbia Institute of Technology
Chris Rogers Harvard University
Cyrus Wong Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Cage Huang Fu-Jen Catholic University
Gerard Shockley Boston University
Harold Castro Universidad de los Andes
Howard Stahl Santa Monica College
Jeremy Jacobson Emory University
Kyungyong Lee Kookmin University
Lincoln Slade Arizona State University
Majd Sakr Carnegie Mellon University
Mike Somerville San Diego University
Polo Chau Georgia Institute of Technology
Rajesh Bhaskaran Cornell University
Shin Jen Teo Singapore Polytechnic
Zack Ives University of Pennsylvania

A big thank you to all AWS Educate Faculty members who applied and congratulations to the inaugural AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program cohort!