A3 Educator of the Year Award

The A3 Educator of the Year Award seeks to honor individuals who have demonstrated exemplary commitment, innovation and dedication to shaping the next generation of professionals in this dynamic and rapidly evolving industry through teaching. It recognizes educators, secondary or postsecondary, who are committed to delivering high-quality robotics and automation programs, demonstrating innovation in teaching methods, student development and leadership in improving smart manufacturing.

Make a Nomination

A3 Educator of the Year Criteria

Candidates for the A3 Educator of the Year Award will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  •  Innovation: The educator should demonstrate a clear ability to innovate in the classroom, trying new ideas while going above and beyond job expectations.
  •  Commitment to Growth: The educator should show a continuing commitment to personal and professional growth by demonstrating that they can illustrate current advanced manufacturing and IIoT trends as well as able to instruct and inspire their students in the latest robotics and automation trends and technologies.
  •  Motivation and Inspiration: The educator should have a demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students.
  •  Subject Matter Mastery: The educator should have a deep understanding of the subject matter they teach and be able to effectively communicate it to students.

A3 Educator of the Year Selection Process

The evaluation of award nominations will be performed by a Selection Committee made up of members of the A3 Education Committee. Our esteemed Selection Committee is dedicated to reviewing nominations, conducting follow-up interviews, engaging in discussions, and ultimately casting their votes to determine the recipient. Upon selection, the recipient will be notified and invited to attend Educator Day to accept the award. 

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Nominate Someone

Recipient of the 2024 A3 Educator of the Year will receive

  •  $1000 Stipend
  •  Commemorative plaque presented by the Award Sponsor during Educator Day at the Automate Show
  •  Recognition on the A3 website and social media

Sponsored by:

Siemens Industry, Inc.

A3 Educator of the Year Award Nomination Form

I wish to nominate the following individual to be the recipient of the 2025 A3 Educator of the Year Award.

Please do not withhold a deserving name because you do not have the information at hand to complete every entry on this form. Submit the form with as much information as you have.

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2025. 

For any inquiries, please contact Ritch Ramey, Director of Education, at [email protected] .