27th Annual HENAAC Conference

Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) Invites you to the 27th Annual HENAAC Conference which will convene thousands of individuals from the entire STEM education and workforce sector.  Join us in Pasadena, CA October 14-18, 2015 where we will celebrate the incredible technical achievements of our nation's top engineering and science talent!  As the nation’s most prestigious stage for honoring excellence and building and reinforcing networks, the HENAAC Conference is the place where thousands of the finest minds from top executives and innovative professionals, to the brightest STEM students convene.

As a nonmembership organization, GMiS draws a diversity of high caliber STEM students, from a broad array of institutions, including top‐ranked U.S. News & World Report institutions, Research I Institutions, Minority‐Serving Institutions, and 2‐year colleges. The HENAAC Conference continues to be a competitive recruiting forum for STEM diversity.

Join us October 14-18, 2015 in Pasadena, CA as we:

  • Congratulate a new class of HENAAC Award Winners as they join the cohort of 805 past professional honorees
  • Usher in the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees as they join the prestigious class of 35 honorees
  • Congratulate a new class of HENAAC Scholars that joins an alumni of 930 students having received over $2.3M in scholarships
  • Provide a networking opportunity for over 1,000 college students to showcase their technical aptitude
  • Connect educators to STEM innovations through the robust K-12 Educators Institute
  • Host over 400 middle and high school students through the Viva Technology™ Program, which for over 13 years has reached over 100,000 students, parents and teachers in 18 states and the District of Columbia..
  • Career & Graduate School Fair Exhibitor- Recruit diversified STEM talent! Promote your organization's career opportunities with the university students in attendance.

Be a part of the Nation's STEM legacy as GMiS continues to embark on this incredible journey of honoring a new generation of STEM excellence, and innovating pathways to a technically diverse STEM workforce!


GMiS Conference Leads


Conference Sponsorship ‐ Bertha Haro, M.P.A., Director of Development – bharo@greatmindsinstem.org

Professional Programs – Monica Villafaña, Esq., Director of Professional Programs ‐ mvillafana@greatmindsinstem.org
• Including Professional Registrations

University Programs – Gary Cruz, Ph.D., Sr. Manager of University Programs ‐ gcruz@greatmindsinstem.org
• Including Student and Academic Registrations

K‐12 Programs – Lupe Muñoz‐Alvarado, M.A., Director of Education Programs ‐ lmalvarado@greatmindsinstem.org