The MIMIC project won a Connections Award for Innovative Curriculum Integration from the Illinois State Board of Education in 1995, its first year. Since that time, MIMIC has been widely recognized as a successful, innovative curriculum initiative. In 2006, a paper about the MIMIC project won the best paper award from the National Association of Industrial Technology.
In 2010, the MIMIC project was nominated for a Bellwether Award, a national award presented to cutting-edge, innovative, trend-setting programs that are successfully leading community colleges into the future. And in 2011, MIMIC was named a Finalist for a Bellwether Award. The Bellwether Awards are presented at the Community College Futures Assembly which is sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida.
Project organizers have given presentations about MIMIC at a number of national and international conferences including:
American Society for Engineering Education International Colloquium at Tsinghua University in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 2004
American Society for Engineering Education National Conference at Salt Lake City, Utah in 2004; at Chicago in 2006; at Honolulu, Hawaii in 2007, at Pittsburg, PA in 2008
League for Innovation in the Community College: Innovations 2010 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, 2010
National Association of Industrial Technology Convention at Cleveland, Ohio, 2006.
National Association for Workforce Improvement Conference at Chicago in 2007.
Lilly Conference on Excellence in College Teaching at Miami University, Ohio
Society of Educators and Scholars International Conference in Louisville Ky.
National Institute for Staff and Organizational development Conference in Austin, Texas
National Council for Occupational Education Conference in St. Louis
Tech Ed Conference in Long Beach, Calif.
Jim Gibson at the ASEE International Colloquium in Beijing, China. Gibson, Dorene Perez and Rose Marie Lynch gave a presentation on MIMIC at Tsinghua University in Sept. 2004.
The regional and state conferences which have featured a MIMIC presentation include:
The MIMIC project is the subject of the following peer-reviewed publications, including one paper named best paper at a national convention and one nominated for best paper at a national convention:
"Making Industry Meaningful In College for Technical Students," by Jim Gibson. Proceedings of the National Association of Industrial Technology Convention. 2006.*
"A Model Program for Making Industry Meaningful In College," by Dorene Perez, Jim Gibson and Rose Marie Lynch. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference. 2006.
"A Multi-Disciplinary Entrepreneurial Project for Teaching Reengineering," by Dorene Perez, Jim Gibson and Rose Marie Lynch. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference. 2006.**
"Utilizing a Capstone Project as a Catalyst for Reengineering, Recruitment, and Retention," by Dorene Perez, Jim Gibson and Rose Marie Lynch. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference. 2006.
"Making Industry Meaningful in College," by Dorene Perez, Jim Gibson, and Rose Marie Lynch. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference. 2004.
MIMIC AT ATE CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.
*Winner of Best Paper Award at national convention.
**Nominated for Best Paper Award at national convention.
MIMIC and MIMIC-related initiatives being supported by a National Science Foundation grant were showcased at the Advanced Technological Education Conference co-sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation in October 2006, 2007 and 2008 in Washington, D.C. In 2006 a MIMIC project graduate, received a scholarship from the AACC and NSF to attend the conference and present a showcase at that conference; in 2007, two technical students received scholarships and presented a showcase in Washington D.C. (See MIMIC News)
See the following manuals / guidebooks on adapting the MIMIC project model:
Supported by a National Science Foundation grant
See the MIMIC Workshop for a workshop on adapting the MIMIC project model to colleges and high schools presented by MIMIC project instructors / organizers in 2008.
See additional conference presentations and publications by MIMIC project instructors / organizers