IME website nominated for Webby

By Carissa Eclarin

UChicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) website was nominated for a 2014 Webby’s People’s Voice award for the science category. The University’s official website won the 2013 Webby Award and the People’s Voice Award in the school/university category.

In its 18th year, the Webby’s is an annual award presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a group which consists of more than 1,000 past award winners as well as leading figures, visionaries, and celebrities of the web industry. The Academy selects the nominees for two award honor categories, the Webby Awards and the People’s Voice Awards, and chooses the winner of the Webby Awards, while the online community determines the winner of the People’s Voice Awards through an online voting poll.

The University’s IME website is competing against Wired’s Wired Science, The Company of Others’  Space Center Houston, BBC’s How to Put a Human on Mars, and Code and Theory’s Nautilus websites for the People’s Voice Award in the science category.

Online voting will conclude on April 24.