Nominations for the 2023 SIHOF Awards are now OPEN! Please download and submit your application by April 5th, 2023.
The Air Zoo and the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, are proud to host the 10th annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards. Join us as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and inspire tomorrow. This inspiring evening celebrates outstanding humans who have made significant contributions to aviation, who inspire others in STEAM field. The event also focuses on the Air Zoo's immersive educational opportunities and helps to support the integrity of our Science Inspiration Scholarship Fund for those who need it.
This year's award ceremony will take place on May 20, 2023 at 6pm. (Doors open at 5pm). Science Innovation Hall of Fame scholarship applications are being accepted through April 5. Learn more about how you could be honored at SIHOF 2023 below.
What is the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement?
The Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize men and women who have made significant contributions to aviation. Each year, the Air Zoo is proud to induct a new class of enshrines, who take their place in the Hall of Fame exhibit located inside the Air Zoo. Learn more at airzoo.org/michigan-aviation-hall-of-fame.
For questions about nominating someone for the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, email Ben Page or call 269.350.2819 today. 2023 Nominations are now CLOSED
Combined with the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, this festive and interactive event recognizes West Michigan high school students, K-12 level educators, and local organizations and individuals who have innovated and excelled within, or shown exceptional support of, education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). In order to remain competitive in today’s global economy, it is critical for our youth to excel in these vital disciplines. With over ninety innovative educational programs, including classes, camps, field trips, and off-site outreach, the Air Zoo is spearheading STEAM initiatives in our region and highlighting local careers available in these important fields. Our hope is that the Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards play a major role in encouraging local students and educators to embrace STEAM education, ultimately helping to ensure a thriving local economy for years to come.
All SIHOF award recipients receive a cash scholarship.
Student Excellence Award - $500 Financial Award
The Student Excellence Award honors high school students who excel in the studies of science while also seeking 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 arts and sciences.
Educator Excellence Award - $750 Financial Award
The Educator Excellence Award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of STEAM subjects, the fostering of deep and meaningful student learning, and generation of exceptional student achievement.
Nominations for the 2023 SIHOF Awards is now OPEN! Please download and submit your application by April 5th, 2023.
Show your support for our region's best and brightest Educators, Students, and Innovators in 2023! Download a sponsorship guide HERE. You or your company can play a major role in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math education in our area! Next event to be held May 20, 2023.
To learn more about SIHOF and MAHOF please contact Nikki Statler, Air Zoo Director of Marketing via email or at 269.350.2815.
A Special Thanks to our 2023 Event and Award Sponsors:
Barbara Parish - Jamie Pleune - The Dougal Family - Raymond James - Esper Electric - S & T Landscaping - Judy Joliffe - Dar & Mary Wallington - First National Bank of MI - Quality Air