STEM Awards

NEW! STEM CHAMPION AWARD - INDIVIDUAL

Description: For excellence and leadership in supporting STEM. As a way to recognize exceptional contributions in advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs. This award will recognize the most outstanding individuals each year.
Eligibility: Must be an SAME Member for 3 years and a member of the National STEM Committee to be eligible

Nomination Criteria:

  1. Innovation
    Describe creative ideas, enhancements, unique outreach and concepts this person has contributed that have helped improve the furthering of STEM education, or enhanced the overall success of Post STEM programs. Include unique or innovative products or programs designs/processes or ideas that helped improve quality or operations in Post STEM programs. [Full details of these ideas & programs can be explained in para 3]
  2. Leadership
    Describe how this individual has demonstrated leadership in developing STEM teams, providing guidance and leading STEM events and programs. This may include providing vision and strategy to STEM activities, setting an example for others to follow, looking for and acting on STEM opportunities, being proactive and self-motivated fostering STEM, persevering in the face of obstacles, connecting with other STEM organizations - actively impacts STEM events, activities, processes, students…. and looks for ways to improve STEM actions.
  3. STEM Outreach Events
    Describe the events and programs this person has led or participated in, include: the type of event, names of other organizations involved, attendance, how the event was planned and organized, marketed, budgeted and follow-up programs to stay connected with students. Success in developing strategic partners that furthered STEM education or awareness in the community. Events may include camps, scholarships, outreach events, STEM presentations, mentoring, student/ teacher /school connections….
  4. STEM Results
    Describe the results this person has achieved through the conduct of programs and activities in para 3. Results can be explained in terms of number of contacts, volunteers involved, external organizations engaged, tracking/mentoring students through college and beyond, scholarship awarded and students mentored and tracked long term, new relationships developed, camps and special events conducted that result in students choosing a STEM track.

Nomination Process: Nominations will only be made online using the designated application form on the SAME website. Nominations will only be accepted during the designated dates. Self-nominations will be considered. Nominations must include a supporting narrative in the format outlined. The nomination can cover the last 3 years and be a maximum of 4 pages, 11 pt font.


NEW! STEM EXCELLENCE POST AWARD - LARGE, MEDIUM, SMALL

Description: For Excellence and Execution in supporting STEM. This award will be awarded to the most outstanding Large, Medium and Small Post each year.
Eligibility: Small/Medium/Large Post in good standing. Post must have an identified STEM Coordinator and member of the STEM Committee

Nomination Criteria:

  1. Innovation
    Describe creative and unique STEM programs your Post has developed or are in the process of developing. [this section can be brief, full programs can be expanded on in para 3, do not include that your sent a camper to camp or raise money for scholarship through a golf event] 
  2. Leadership & Organization
    Describe how your Post has demonstrated leadership and provided the organization structure for your STEM program. Consistent with the Strategic Plan, describe: 1) the leadership guidance, strategy, vision, concepts and direction provided to your STEM organization and teams to advance this program 2) the organizational structure used to control and manage the STEM program 3) opportunities for volunteer involvement. All focused on achieving results and improving your STEM program.
  3. STEM Outreach Events
    Describe the events and programs your Post conducts or participated in, including: the type of event; names of other organizations involved; attendance; how the event was planned and organized; marketed, budgeted; follow-up programs with students. Demonstrated success in developing strategic partners furthering STEM education or awareness in the community. Events may include camps, scholarships, outreach events, presenting on STEM, mentoring, student /teacher/school connections, relationship with other STEM organizations….
  4. STEM Results
    Describe the results your Post has achieved through the conduct of programs and activities in para 3. Results can be explained in terms of number of contacts, volunteers involved, external organizations involved, tracking/mentoring students through college and beyond, scholarship awarded and students mentored and tracked long terms, new relationships developed, camps and special events conducted that result in students choosing a STEM track…..

Nomination Process: Nominations will only be made online using the designated application form on the SAME website. Nominations will only be accepted during the designated dates. Nominations must follow the format above. Any Post officer can submit the nomination. The nomination can cover the last 3 years and be a maximum of 4 pages, 11 pt font.