The Henry Armero Memorial Award for Inclusive Creativity
Henry Armero: March 2, 1993 - December 7, 2012
In loving memory of a brilliant mind and a creative soul who will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Born in Madrid, Spain, Henry grew up in Spain, Mexico City and Greenwich, Connecticut. He graduated from Greenwich High School in 2011 where he was a member of the State Champion Math Team and was the co-founder of the Fictional World History Club. Henry received the Peter Church Memorial Award for Creativity in Math and Science.
Henry studied Computer Science and Art in the BCSA program at Carnegie Mellon University. He had interned at Nvidia Corporation in Silicon Valley and had accepted a position at Dropbox in San Francisco for Summer 2013. Henry’s academic talents and creative aesthetic pushed him to create works that brought people together. In the fall of 2012, Henry was the recipient of an arts grant to create a smartphone app which he called Audiyou and Me, with which groups of people would create music by wirelessly linking their smart phones to a central hub equipped with large speakers. Other projects Henry created included games, videos and installations; most memorably a two-person, 8-bit video game based on Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, and a recreation of the Goya etching The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters as an animation on a whiteboard.
In addition to being a brilliant student whose teachers described his math proofs as works of art, Henry was an avid reader and supremely talented computer programmer, gamer, artist and musician. It was clear to all who knew him that his mind worked on a different level than anybody else's. Yet his joie de vivre and unique sense of humor allowed him to connect and be loved by everyone from 8 to 80.
The world has lost a larger than life character who promised so much and was loved and admired by all.
The Armero Family has established the Henry Armero Memorial Award Fund to honor and further Henry’s creative ideals. A $2,500 award will be granted annually through a project-focused application process. The winner will be selected by a jury of representatives from the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs, the School of Art, and the School of Computer Science.
On behalf of the College of Fine Arts and the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs, we wish to thank the Armero family, their friends, and Dropbox for their generous gifts in establishing the Henry Armero Memorial Award.