UMSI Innovator Award
The UMSI Innovator Award, created in 2016, was endowed by Jerry Miller, a UMSI alumnus who earned his AMLS in 1986 and his PhD in 1995. Before retiring, he was an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston and an information management consultant.
The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement by students participating in the University of Michigan infoLab (formerly, Design Clinic) and other design-oriented courses. Jerry Miller was motivated during his graduate work to imagine, reach out and innovate throughout his career and he hopes this award will give other students the assurance and confidence to create and innovate during their own careers.