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The Air Zoo Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards

Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards

Join us at the Gala Event of the Season honoring our Region's Inspired, and Inspiring, Educators, Students, and Innovators!

Science Educator Explaining Geology to Studenst

The Air Zoo in Portage, MI is pleased to announce the second annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards taking place on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. These important awards are focused on recognizing and further encouraging southwest Michigan high school students, K-12 level educators, and local organizations & individuals who have innovated and excelled within, or shown exceptional support of, education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). Each spring, the Air Zoo will present the Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards at a highly-publicized and interactive gala that will draw notable Michigan luminaries from all areas of industry, education, government, and the arts.

We want YOU to be a part of this amazing event!
Registration info is below.

Event Date & Time: April 18th, 2015 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: The Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
For Ticket info, contact Maria Suszynski via email at, or via telephone at 269.350.2812.

Attention K-12 Teachers and High School Students! If you are doing some amazing things in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics, we want to hear about it! Apply for one of the many financial awards listed below. Download an application by clicking HERE.

Award Descriptions

Air Zoo Science Student working with DNA

Student Excellence Award - $500 Financial Award
The Student Excellence Award honors high school students who not only excel in science academically, but seek to expand their knowledge and leadership skills outside of the classroom.

Student Art & Science Award - $500 Financial Award
The Student Art & Science Award recognizes a high school student who exemplifies the special harmony between art and science.

Educator Excellence Award - $750 Financial Award
The Educator Excellence Award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of science and technology, the fostering of deep and meaningful student learning, and generation of exceptional student achievement.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for our region's best and brightest Educators, Students, and Innovators! Download our Sponsorship Packet by clicking HERE. and see how you, or your organization, can play a major role in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Education in our area!

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