Southern Virginia STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement Awards 

The SOVA STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement awards provide a means to formally recognize those industry members, educators, and organizations that are leading the charge in creating and partnering on innovative educational opportunities. The awards recognize nominees and award recipients in four categories:

  • Community Champion for STEM-H Education
  • Elite STEM-H Education & Industry Partnership
  • Innovative STEM-H Program of the Year
  • STEM-H Educator of the Year

This year's SOVA STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement Awards will be presented along with the Southern Piedmont Technology Council's Innovation Stars Awards on March 7th at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research.

Leland Melvin, astronaut, athlete, and author of Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, & Second Chances, will be the Awards Banquet's keynote speaker.

5:00-6:00pm- Reception

6:00-8:00pm- Awards Dinner (Keynote & Awards Presentation)

*Registration for the Awards Banquet is an optional add-on to the Educator and Community/Industry Leader Day- March 8th

      Registration for the Innovation Stars Awards Banquet- March 7th ONLY through the SPTC is $45pp

      Registration to BOTH the Innovation Stars Awards Banquet- March 7th AND the Educator and Community/Industry Leader Day- March 8th is $50pp 

2017 Award Recipients (left to right): Helen Howell with the National Society of Black Enginers, recognized for their Biomedical Competition- Innovative STEM-H Program of the Year; Karen Adams- STEM-H Educator of the Year; Sydney Brown representing the Virginia Musuem of Natural History- Community Champion for STEM-H Education; Dr. Dietra Trent, Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Krista Hodges representing the Dan River Basin Association, Ernie Shepherd representing the US Army Corps of Engineers-Philpott Lake, & Todd Cassell representing Martinsville City Public Schools- Elite STEM-H Education & Industry Partnership Award

Register

Are you a STEM-H educator? Join us for a day of professional development and networking at this year's SOVA STEM-H Summit. The schedule includes both plenary and concurrent sessions with an emphasis on hands-on workshops that provide you with easy to implement curriculum ideas you can take back to the classroom.

For a listing of this year's workshops visit the event Program.

We hope to see you at this year's event!

AWARDS

The 2018 SOVA STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement awards:

  • Community Champion for STEM-H Education
  • STEM-H Educator of the Year
  • Innovative STEM-H Program of the Year
  • Elite STEM-H Education & Industry Partnership Award

Will be recognized at a joint awards banquet with the SPTC's Innovation Stars Awards. Leland Melvin will provide the evening's keynote.

Registration can be made to the Awards Banquet alone ($45) or as an add-on ($25) to March 8th's registration.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

This event would be impossible without the generosity & support of our sponsors. Sponsorship donations allow us to offer this wonderful program to our regional students completely free of charge. Please consider showing your support of STEM-H education by becoming a sponsor of the 2018 Summit.

If your organization supports students or educators in STEM-H we hope you'll consider participating in this year's event as an Exhibitor. Exhibitors are welcome to exhibit for one or both days of the Summit and are highly encouraged to present.