Individuals and SIM chapters may nominate themselves, fellow chapter members, or non-profit organizations.
The STEM Award Judges will evaluate all nominees and select the most qualified candidates. Each award category may have a winner and honorable mention who will be recognized during the SIM Connect Live conference.
The Awards Categories are:
- STEM Pioneer: recognizes a Chapter member whose contributions have significantly advanced local STEM initiatives over multiple years, these can include both the local chapter initiatives and those in the broader community
- Most Inspiring Leader: recognizes a Chapter member who has been deeply and personally involved in the local chapter’s STEM programs/initiatives and is actively involved in recruiting and mentoring STEM students
- Non-Profit Chapter Partner: recognizes a non-profit partner who works closely with SIM Chapters to make a significant impact in advancing STEM Educational opportunities either locally or nationally.
- March 1, 2020 - Nomination Process is Open
- August 15, 2020 - Last day to submit a nomination
- September 1 - 30, 2020 - Judging and Selection of Award winners complete
- December 2020 - Awards winners announced at SIM Connect Live Gala