The competition includes 96 industry categories and each site competes with other sites in their categories. EEB scored above the industry average in the university category, thereby earning a Standard of Excellence Award. Each site is assigned three or more expert judges for evaluation. Judges are informed of the mission statement and prospective audience for the site. Assuming the role of a target user, judges visit the site and enter scores for seven different criteria including: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. EEB’s website scored highest on content, copywriting, ease of use and design.
The web team recognized includes: Gail Kuhnlein, communications specialist, EEB; LSA Web Services, ongoing support and site development; Anthony Cece, director of marketing, LSA; Sean Green, app programming associate supervisor, LSA; Nancy Smith, department administrator, EEB; Diarmaid Ó Foighil, department chair, EEB; EEB; Dale Austin, photographer, EEB; John Megahan, graphic designer, EEB.