Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today announced the State of Indiana is accepting nominations for the 2016 Mr. and Miss Math and Mr. and Miss Science awards. These honors recognize up to four outstanding high school seniors for their exemplary performance in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Winning students receive $1,000 college scholarships through Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan.
“Once again, we are pleased to recognize Hoosier students excelling in science, technology, engineering, and math with college scholarships through our annual Mr. and Miss Math and Science awards,” said Governor Pence. “Indiana’s tremendous growth in the STEM field underscores the importance of fostering home-grown talent in the field and scholarship programs such as this serve to further that end.”
Indiana’s Mr. and Miss Math and Science awards honor the top high school seniors in STEM classes, as well as extracurricular activities, work/research projects, leadership roles, and community service. The nominations will be reviewed by a panel of STEM experts, including teachers, college and university instructors, and staff from the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Education Roundtable.
Governor Pence will announce Indiana’s Mr. and Miss Math and Mr. and Miss Science in May. Nominations for the awards can be submitted at https://secure.in.gov/apps/mathscienceawards/. The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. EST on April 10, 2016.
Governor Mitch Daniels created the Indiana Mr. and Miss Math and Science awards in 2008. Evansville’s Adam Lonnberg and Indianapolis’ Margaret Christy were named 2015 Mr. and Miss Math, and Carmel’s Adit Chandra and Helena Ma were named 2015 Mr. and Miss Science.