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Air Zoo Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards & Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame

Air Zoo Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards

Join us at the Gala Event of the Season Honoring our Region's Best and Brightest Educators, Students, and Aerospace Innovators!

Science Educator Explaining Geology to Studenst

The Air Zoo in Portage, MI, and presenting sponsor Western Michigan University, are pleased to announce the third-annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards Gala & Dinner, which will take place on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. This festive and interactive evening is focused on recognizing southwest Michigan high school students and K-12 level educators who have innovated and excelled within the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) and on honoring the newest enshrinees of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame. Each spring, the Air Zoo presents the Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards at a highly-publicized and interactive gala that draws notable Michigan luminaries from all areas of industry, education, government, and the arts.

The Awards Gala includes the opportunity to win amazing silent auction items, including Disney vacation passes, biplane flights, valuable original artwork, event tickets & passes, flights in vintage WWII aircraft, golf packages, and much, much more!

We want YOU to be a part of this amazing event!

Event Date & Time: Saturday, May 21st, 2016 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: The Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
For info, contact Maria Suszynski via email at, or via telephone at 269.350.2812.

To purchase tickets, click the button below.

Click HERE to purchase tickets

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!

The Air Zoo Science Innovation Hall of Fame would like to thank our presenting sponsor:

Western Michigan University
Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program