2018 Noms Brochure - Great Minds in STEM

Nominations Guidelines


Due to the impact of "safer at home" orders and restrictions which continue to affect our nation and limit stakeholders’ access to personnel and organizational resources, GMiS has extended the deadline for the HENAAC Awards Nominations.  GMiS is also preparing to wave the attendance requirement for any prospective honoree who may be unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions that may still be in effect.

Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) is in its 32nd year of highlighting the nation’s best and brightest Hispanic engineers, scientists, mathematicians, technology experts and computer scientists. Through the HENAAC awards nomination process, GMiS honors and showcases role models to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM, and to motivate professionals to continuously connect with the Hispanic community. By nominating individuals from your organization, you support GMiS in providing a pathway and vision for the next generation, of what it means to be a successful STEM professional.

This year, several categories have been collapsed to streamline our peer-reviewed process. All categories including Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as Computer Engineers and Information Technology Distinction will be reviewed within the broader award categories.

Award winners will be recognized at a variety of events, sessions and tracks during the 32nd Annual GMiS Conferenec, taking place in Lake Buena Vista, GL from October 7-10, 2020.

Why Nominate?

  • Recognize individuals on a national level through a highly-respected peer-reviewed process.
  • Identify emerging talent, top management, and outstanding work within your organization.
  • Support your organization’s retention efforts while showcasing your diversity efforts.

Download our 2020 HENAAC Awards Nominations brochure for complete details.

Online Application Requirements:

  • Online Nomination Form
  • Nominator Statement
  • Resume
  • Full Job Description
  • Organizational Chart
  • Biography
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Color Photograph that is at least 300 dpi or higher
  • Synopsis of Key Research (for technical award categories only)
  • Articles about the Nominee (if applicable)

Online Application Process:

  • Create a nominator login account to begin the nomination process.
  • Complete the online HENAAC Awards Nominations Application(s) and upload required documents and photo.
  • Documents must be uploaded by 11:59 PM PST on June 19, 2020. Paper copies will no longer be accepted.

Selection Process

  • All winners and the individuals who nominated them will be notified via telephone and email by the third week of August 2020.
  • A formal letter of notification with details about the conference, awards show, rehearsals, etc. will be sent by email by the end of August 2020.
  • The nominators of individuals who did not win will receive letters indicating that their candidates were not selected by the end of August 2020.


For additional information regarding the HENAAC Awards Nominations, please contact
Monica Villafana at mvillafana@greatmindsinstem.org