30th Annual HENAAC Conference

Since 1989, Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) has contributed to the success of thousands of STEM professionals, college students, and K‐12 educators, students, and parents, through its legacy HENAAC Conference, HENAAC Awards, HENAAC Scholars Program, and Viva Technology Program. GMiS thanks its sponsors and supporters, for believing in the mission and delivery of its programs and services to our underserved and underrepresented communities.

The 2018 HENAAC Conference, marked the 30th Anniversary for the organization and highlighted ongoing and new strategic initiatives and partnerships – such as the new Community College Initiative, inclusive of scholarships, mentoring and targeted seminars. Thank you to the conference host sponsors – Lockheed Martin Corporation, Shell Oil Company, The Boeing Company and the Northrop Grumman Corporation – and Academic Hosts and Partners – California State University System, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology and Pasadena City College – for spearheading the convening of 3,400 individuals from all sectors of science, computing, engineering and math within academia, government, military and corporate America. As GMiS continues to expand its partnership with CAHSI – Computing Alliance of Hispanic‐Serving Institutions, the CHCI ‐ Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and NOGLSTP ‐ National Organization for Gay and Lesbian Science and Technical Professionals it remains focused on ensuring that STEM diversity remains at the forefront and in all aspects of economic prosperity for our nations underserved and underrepresented communities.

We invite you to visit our facebook page which you can access below to see the various photo albums from the conference and download our conference stats for a final report on all conference activities.

Save the date for the 31st Annual Conference which will take place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista Florida, September 25-29, 2019.


GMiS Conference Stats

2018 Download

Conference Photo Gallery



Student Leadership Awards


HENAAC Awards Show


30th Anniversary Luncheon


Viva Technology