25th Anniversary Conference


From October 3 - 5, 2013, Great Minds in STEM™ commemorated the 25th Anniversary of its HENAAC Conference, "Forged by Tradition, Fueled for Tomorrow." During this outstanding event which paid tribute to the organization's 25th year, GMiS honored its founding sponsors, recognized its long-time champions, and set forth on its next 25-year journey of innovating pathways to a technically diverse STEM workforce.

Individuals from the entire STEM sector participated in the conference. Over 450 pre-college students and 50 K-12 educators experienced motivational sessions and hands-on STEM workshops. College students and professionals participated in various technical and professional development seminars, the Career and Graduate School Fair, the Protégé Mentorship Program, the HENAAC College Bowl and the Technical Papers and Posters Competition. In recognition of students’ academic achievements and leadership, recipients of the 114 HENAAC Scholarships were recognized.

In a tribute to the excellence of the Hispanic STEM professional community, three honorees were inducted into the HENAAC Hall of Fame, and 49 STEM professionals were honored, joining the cohort of 709 past honorees. Setting the stage for the next 25 years, for the first time, GMiS awarded a Scientist of the Year, in addition to its ongoing Engineer of the Year.

GMiS invites you to visit our photo galleries to experience the HENAAC 25th Anniversary Conference! We hope you can join us in 2014, once again in New Orleans, as we showcase the esteemed technical achievements of our STEM community.

25th HENAAC Conference Gallery



HENAAC Awards Show


College Bowl


Viva Technology


Career Fair
Other Galleries