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SIM STEM Outreach Award Judging Criteria



The following criteria will govern the selection of the SIM STEM Awards by category.  


Individual Award: STEM Pioneer Criteria:

Candidate must be a current SIM member in good standing with a history of demonstrable contributions to the advancement of STEM initiatives in their community. Candidate has been a leader in STEM education, community support or fundraising for a minimum of the past 5 years. Demonstrable contributions includes number of students reached, dollars raised, number of volunteers recruited or a combination of similar contributions. 


Individual Award: Most Inspiring Leader Criteria:

RLF alumni or current SIM Chapter member who demonstrates a focus on STEM initiatives. Efforts can include mentoring of technology students from Middle school to College Level, hours volunteered, ongoing involvement in STEM related programs and/or efforts in recruiting college students to technology careers


Chapter Award – STEM Innovation Criteria:

Registered SIM Chapter which supports a significant and creative program focused on advancing STEM careers in their community. Programs can include school programs, scholarships, fundraising. Program achievements include number of ongoing active volunteers, number of students reached, scholarship dollars or $$ raised for ongoing STEM initiatives. 


STEM Non-Profit Partner Award: recognizes a 501c3 non-profit partner who has worked closely with a SIM Chapter to make a significant impact in advancing STEM Educational opportunities. To be considered, the non-profit and Chapter should have collaborated on at least three initiatives over the past 5 years and the impact results are documented. This is the first year for the non-profit partner award and will be used as the basis for future years.  



Questions? Contact Vincenzo Nelli, LOY Program Manager.

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