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Outstanding STEM Student Award

Calling All Outstanding STEM High School Students!

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Outstanding STEM Student Award. Recipients of the award are invited to attend this year’s 26th Annual Einstein Gala event, accompanied by their parent/guardian and a mentor teacher.

Through the sponsorship of Hal Behl and Judith Mead, Atomic Foundation Board of Trustees Emeriti, the museum will invite two exceptional High School students, along with their guests, to be a part of the evening’s celebration.

These outstanding students will be recognized by the museum's Executive Director and the recipient of the 2024 National Award of Nuclear Science & History.

Applications are now available.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Previous winners and out-of-state applicants are not eligible to apply.

Awards criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a current high school student
  2. Applicants must submit a 500-word writing sample, describing why they feel they are outstanding STEM students.
  3. Applicant must submit one (1) letter of support from a mentor/teacher. This letter may be submitted electronically through the application process or emailed to Education Enrichment Coordinator, Linda Anderson at
  4. Applicant must commit to being present at the 25th Annual Einstein Gala on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

Application Deadlines:

  • All applications are due no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2024
  • Final decisions announced the week of March 3, 2024

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Linda Anderson, Museum Enrichment Coordinator, or Lisa Guida, Education Director

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