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The AWS Education Champions program recognizes, celebrates, and supports education leaders driving digital transformation with cloud computing. Education Champions share the Amazon Web Services (AWS) team’s vision of creating a world where education is always available, personal, and lifelong for everyone. They serve as inspiration for the next generation of educators and educational leaders and tell their stories through social media, conferences, workshops, and events.

Learn more about AWS Education Champions and their areas of specialty:
Modernize and Secure the Academy, Turn Data into Wisdom, Enrich the Student Experience, Empower Researchers and Accelerate Research,
or click on a profile below to connect with an Education Champion near you.

Modernize and Secure the Academy

From moving mission-critical IT systems to the cloud to building a digitally connected campus, colleges and universities of all sizes are modernizing their administrative operations on AWS to become more secure, agile, and resilient for the future. AWS helps provide increased agility, data security, compliance, and disaster recovery while helping to lower costs.

Turn Data into Wisdom

Institutions have plenty of data, but using that data to gain insights and make informed decisions can be a challenge. AWS can help optimize the lifecycle of institutional data, including collection, ingestion, processing, analytics, short-term storage, and archiving. We also provide sophisticated capabilities to support real-time streaming and analytics, petabyte-scale warehousing, business intelligence tools, and machine learning (ML).

Enrich the Student Experience

A digitally-savvy student population expects 24x7 access to personalized, digital experiences both in and outside of the classroom. From virtual computing labs, intelligent digital assistants, and innovative voice technologies to extended reality environments, AWS is helping institutions create new ways for communicating with and engaging students, ensure continuity of teaching and learning, and improve equity and access to digital resources.

Empower Researchers and Accelerate Research

Researchers need to collaborate with colleagues around the world and access to on-demand compute, storage, and advanced analytics resources at a scale not readily available on campus. AWS supports research across higher education, and national and international research agencies. AWS also provides researchers with access to open datasets, funding, and training to accelerate the pace of innovation.

 

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Program FAQs

  • What is the AWS Education Champions program?

    The purpose of the AWS Education Champions program is to recognize, celebrate, and support education leaders driving digital transformation with cloud computing. Through this program AWS helps amplify their stories and voices, as well as supporting their continued innovation with our services. The individuals selected to be part of this community share a mission to transform and advance education, and promote AWS services, solutions, and best practices in education.

  • What kinds of activities does an AWS Education Champion do?

    Education Champions are educators, builders, leaders, or researchers who are transforming education and research. Each Education Champion is different. Some examples of Education Champion activities include:

    • Writing blog posts or articles
    • Being a content creator by sharing tutorials, podcasts, and videos
    • Speaking at education and research conferences and events
  • What do you look for in an AWS Education Champion?

    There is no one-size-fits-all list of characteristics that AWS Education Champions possess. However, all Education Champions share the AWS mission to accelerate the digital transformation of education through the use of AWS services. The individuals selected to be part of this community demonstrate innovative use of AWS services to drive digital transformation, share the impact this work has had in their institution, and advocate for AWS in education.

  • How do I become an AWS Education Champion?

    We are always on the lookout for the next cohort of AWS Education Champions. Any individual who works at a K12 or higher education institution or agency in the United States and currently uses AWS to transform and advance education can be nominated to be an Education Champion. AWS Education Champions are nominated by Amazon employees who can attest to the innovations and advocacy of the nominee.

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