STEM Recognition Program

Celebrating Excellence in STEM Education across our Region with the STEM Program Awards - Apply Here!

A note from our Program Coordinator:  A few applicants have encountered a difficulty uploading files to the application.  If this has happened to you, please email us at so we can help you trouble shoot.  To give applicants more time, our deadline has been extended to March 1. 

Each year, the Finger Lakes STEM Hub recognizes exemplary K-12 programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We highlight these programs to inspire others in our region, and to showcase the many different ways that STEM is being incorporated into the classroom, afterschool programming and community events.   These programs can be used as models and inspiration for others to incorporate STEM into their own programming.

The awards showcase the excellent programs that already exist in the Finger Lakes STEM Hub's nine-county area, including the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.

We use the NYS STEM Quality Learning Rubric  to evaluate the applications. Programs will be asked to identify where their program fits into each of the 9 STEM Learning Categories identified in the Rubric.  Each spring, we hold a recognition event to celebrate STEM learning in our region and give the award recipients an opportunity to talk about their programs with those in attendance.

Prior Award Winners are welcome to apply again this year, provided it is for a different program or project.

Our 2019 STEM Award Program is now open, click here to apply and see the shareable flyer linked below to spread the word!  Questions about the program?  Contact us at 

2019 Details

  • Application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 1, 2019.
  • Application must be filled out online at the link provided, but you can find a preview copy of the application linked below to help gather materials ahead of time.
  • If selected for the 2019 STEM Program Awards, awardees will need to bring a tabletop display to the award reception and dinner.
  • Award Reception will be be held at the Rochester Museum and Science Centers Riedman Gallery on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 5-8 pm.

For more information on past award recipients, please choose the year below: