Minnesota Science Museum award, affiliated with the 2016 Science Fusion event series, recognizes students from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the STEM disciplines
St. Paul, Minn. (Oct. 21, 2015) — In honor of its 2016 Science Fusion event series, which celebrates diversity and creativity in science and is presented by Donaldson Company, the Science Museum of Minnesota seeks nominations for the Donaldson Science Award. The awards are given annually to students from communities that are typically underrepresented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines.
The award program recognizes Minnesota middle- and high-school students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in or passion for a STEM discipline, either in the classroom or outside of school. Typically, students are nominated for the award by teachers or mentors. Two winners will be selected to be recognized at each of the four 2016 Science Fusion events: African Americans in Science (January 16), Amantes de la Ciencia (January 23), American Indians in Science (January 30), and Asian Americans in Science (February 13).
Nominations can be submitted via the Science Museum’s website at https://www.smm.org/
Winners of the Donaldson Science Award will receive a cash prize of up to $500 and a Science Museum of Minnesota membership. They will also be invited to attend one of the four Science Fusion events, where they will join scientists and educators from the community in greeting Science Museum visitors and talking with them about their activities and interests.
The Science Museum of Minnesota has a 108-year history of bringing science learning to life through hands-on exhibits, giant screen films, and unparalleled educational opportunities for all ages. For museum information, call (651) 221-9444 or visit www.smm.org.