In 2023

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 25th 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 2023 National Award of Nuclear Science & History. Applications must be submitted online.

Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered. Previous winners are not eligible to apply.

Awards criteria:

  • Applicant must be a current high school student
  • Applicant must submit a 500-word writing sample, describing why they feel they are an outstanding STEM student
  • 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
  • Applicant must commit to being present at the 25th Annual Einstein Gala on Saturday, March 18, 2023

Application Deadlines:

  • All applications are due no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, February 17, 2023
  • Final decisions announced Monday, February 27, 2023

Applications must be submitted online through the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s website

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Guida, Education Director, at

Apply Today!