Congratulations to CU's PhET program, which has been selected as a 2011 Tech Award Laureate. PhET is one of three laureates for the Microsoft Education Award.
PhET is a prestigious program designed to provide fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. Simulations are available online, or via CD-Rom.
According to PhET's News Release, "Since 2002, PhET has created over 100 simulations for teaching and learning science and math. Going beyond traditional educational resources, PhET simulations offer an intuitive, game-like environment where students can learn through scientist-like exploration, where dynamic visual representations make the invisible visible, and where science ideas are connected to real-world phenomena. These simulations are widely used by K12 and university students and instructors worldwide. With an easy translation process, PhET simulations have been translated into 64 languages by volunteer teachers and scientists throughout the world, allowing students to access these high-quality science teaching and learning tools in their own language. In 2011, the simulations will be used more than 22 million times, reaching over 200 countries and territories around the world."