Manufacturing Innovation Awards’ Applications Relaunch for the Inaugural “Science + Innovation Awards Presented by Manufacturing USA”

June 19, 2018 | Categories: America Makes News

June 18, 2018 – Manufacturing USA is helping to honor the next generation of innovative leaders through partnering with the Creators of the Teen Choice Awards in an all new, first-of-its-kind Science + Innovation Awards.  We need your help in nominating those rising stars already positively impacting their communities through what they make!

Earlier this year, the creators of the Teen Choice Awards announced their partnership with Manufacturing USA to honor rising leaders in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) through the first-ever Science + Innovation Awards Presented by Manufacturing USA.

The Science + Innovation Awards is a multi-media, interactive extravaganza where pop culture meets science and technology.  The inaugural show will feature appearances by Hollywood’s sci-fi stars and STEAM celebrities, salutes to some of the world’s coolest science icons, tech-infused music performances, and awards to outstanding young innovators.

The event was originally scheduled for earlier this year.  Due to some exciting new developments, the event will now be taped on August 19, 2018 and air on national television in September 2018.

The future of manufacturing in the United States lies in the hands of next generation scientists, engineers, and manufacturers.  By participating in the 2018 Science + Innovation Awards, Manufacturing USA pursues its mission to:

  • Demonstrate to rising leaders how their passions and hard work are shaping the future of the United States
  • Honor those scientists and mentors across the Nation that are actively securing the future of manufacturing through innovation, education, and collaboration
  • Unveil how cool manufacturing really is so people across America will join the innovation revolution

“Manufacturing USA is proud to participate in the Science + Innovation Awards and this unique opportunity to reenergize manufacturing in America by showcasing innovative, world-changing talent,” said Mike Molnar, Director of the Manufacturing USA Program Office.

Calling all innovators

As part of this first-of-its-kind event, Manufacturing USA will assist The Science + Innovation Awards with selecting and presenting the Manufacturing Innovation Award.  The competition will honor students and mentors that are actively securing the future of manufacturing by pushing boundaries, breaking molds, and making the world a better place through innovations in STEAM.  Award recipients will be honored during the Science + Innovation Awards in Santa Monica, California later this summer.

Applications for the 2018 Manufacturing Innovation awards Now Open

The Manufacturing Innovation Champion Award will recognize spokespeople, trainers, mentors, or educators throughout the country who demonstrate to the next generation what it means to “make”.  Winners will be selected based on their leadership, collaboration, innovation, and impact in promoting manufacturing in their community, state, or across the U.S.

Click here for the Manufacturing Innovation Champion Award application form.  

The Manufacturing Innovation Student Awards will honor those rising leaders 13 years and older who have contributed to the advanced manufacturing community through inventing new products, processes, or techniques.  Winners will be selected based on their leadership and innovative ability to solve problems rather than the complexity of their projects or solution.

Click here for the Manufacturing Innovation Student Awards application form.  

The application has been extended to July 10, 2018 at 11:59PM (ET).  Submit your applications now for a chance to be honored on national television!

Keep an eye out for more announcements about the
“Science + Innovation Awards Presented by Manufacturing USA” coming soon!


Courtesy of Manufacturing USA