Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards (SIHOF)

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

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

We are excited to be hosting our 6th annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards, which will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Combined with the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, this festive and interactive event recognizes and encourages Southwest 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.

See bottom of page for sponsorship info, educator and student award descriptions, and the 2019 SIHOF application.

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

Event Date & Time: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: The Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

Award Descriptions:

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.

*due by February 15, 2019

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Show your support for our region's best and brightest Educators, Students, and Innovators! Download a sponsorship application HERE.  You or your company can play a major role in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math education in our area!

To learn more about SIHOF and MAHOF please contact Nate Melvin, Air Zoo Director of Engagement, via email or at 269.350.2812.

A Special Thanks to our 2018 Event and Award Sponsors:
Agio Imaging * Aon * Jon & Susan Bowers * Burnham & Flower Insurance Group * Dave & Kathy Campbell * Cliff Mulder Retirement and Investment Planning of Raymond James * CTS Telecom, Inc. * DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. * Eaton * Esper Electric * First National Bank of Michigan * Derek & Molly Geerlings (Chase Bank) * Gull Lake Marine * The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport * The Kalamazoo Community Foundation * KSS Enterprises * Millennium Restaurant Group * Miller Canfield * Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial * Pete & Barbara Parish * RAI Jets * Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc * Schupan & Sons, Inc. * ServiceMaster of Kalamazoo * State Farm - The Rossi Agency * The Tyler Little Family Foundation * Donna Ward * Dar Wellington * VanderSlam's Flowershop & Garden Center * Western Michigan University * WowToyz, Inc. * WWMT-TV Newschannel 3 * Zoetis

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