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TryEngineering Together Named SIIA Education Technology 2019 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Instructional Solution

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TryEngineering Together earns prestigious industry recognition

Providing STEM role models to students in under-resourced school districts can help these kids imagine a future they might not have considered before.”
— Jamie Moesch, Managing Director of IEEE Educational Activities

MCLEAN, VA, USA, May 16, 2019 / -- Cricket Media today announced that TryEngineering Together was named a 2019 SIIA CODiE Award finalist for the Best Instructional Solution. Award finalists represent applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the PreK-12 sector.

TryEngineering Together is a unique eMentorship platform giving schools an innovative, virtual way to connect STEM professionals with students in grades 3-5 to inspire and educate the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technical professionals. Co-developed by Cricket Media and IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association advancing technology for humanity, this program brings together the best in instructional technology and STEM education.

“Given the singular nature of CODiE as the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program, being a CODiE finalist is truly meaningful”, stated Laura Woodside, VP Education Products at Cricket Media. “The award further affirms how the TryEngineering Together STEM eMentoring platform is uniquely suited to connect STEM professionals with students at scale, across the United States. The platform’s robustness, safety and security are key alongside the engaging STEM curriculum in enabling an impactful and convenient learning experience for eMentors, students and teachers.”

“Providing STEM role models to students in under-resourced school districts can help these kids imagine a future they might not have considered before,” said Jamie Moesch, Managing Director of IEEE Educational Activities. “We are truly honored to have the TryEngineering Together platform recognized as a finalist, because we believe that this virtual platform removes barriers, and gives us greater opportunity to reach more children with a STEM mentor.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have recognized product excellence for more than 30 years. The awards offer 76 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. TryEngineering Together was honored as one of 139 finalists across the 32 education technology categories.

“The 2019 CODiE Award finalists represent the finest in innovation and creativity in educational technology,” said Jeff Joseph, President of SIIA. “These breakthrough products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to diverse student and educator needs.”
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.
Winners will be announced during a CODiE Award Celebration at the Ed Tech Industry Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 11, 2019.

Details about each finalist are listed at

TryEngineering Together is seeking additional corporate sponsors for the 2019-20 school year to cover the demand from schools wanting STEM eMentors. Interested companies are encouraged to reach out and play a role in eMentoring the next generation of STEM professionals!

About TryEngineering Together
As part of the global commitment to develop a robust STEM workforce for the future, Cricket Media, Inc. and IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity, partnered to create TryEngineering Together. Launched in January, 2018 TryEngineering provides a unique eMentorship platform giving companies a resource to mobilize their employees as volunteers to inspire and educate the next generation of engineers, scientists and technical professionals. For more information, visit

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit

SIIA Communications Contact:
Benjamin Price

Laura Woodside
Cricket Media
+1 703-885-3417
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