31st Annual GMiS Conference
“A Bridge to Tomorrow”

Thank you to the many sponsors, partners and supporters, for believing in the mission and vision of the Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) programs and services to our Nation’s underserved and underrepresented communities. It is this support which has allowed our organization to thrive and to provide outstanding year-round programing which is showcased during our Annual Conference. This year, GMiS held its 31st Annual Conference “A Bridge to Tomorrow” at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista Florida.

Through our 31st Annual Conference, GMiS highlighted the many ongoing partnerships and STEM programs delivered by our organization for individuals from middle school through professionals, and emphasized the stellar accomplishments of the 57 professional honorees and 10 College Student Honorees who proved an inspiration to all. In addition we were able to present our College Student Delegates Program which brought 31 incredible STEM College Student leaders from across the country to support the GMiS delivery of programs and participate in the Conference.

Thank you to the conference host sponsors – Lockheed Martin Corporation, Shell Oil Company, and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products– and Academic Hosts– University of Central Florida, Florida International University and CAHSI – for spearheading the convening of individuals from all sectors of science, computing, engineering and math within academia, government, military and corporate America. The sponsors and graduate fair participants offered hundreds of internships, continuing education opportunities and full time employment for the participating students. Thank you again for allowing GMiS to continue its focus 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 32nd Annual GMiS Conference which will take place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista Florida, October 7 – 11, 2020


Conference Photo Gallery



HENAAC Awards Show


College Bowl


Viva Technology Middle School Program


Career Fair