ROCKAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advantage Business Media today announced the kick-off the Young Mind Awards, a program celebrating design engineering and research and development excellence among middle school, high school, and undergraduate students.
The Young Mind Awards will recognize outstanding achievements and efforts of students who design and build a project in one of five innovation categories: electronic, wireless, medical, electromechanical/mechanical, and research and development.
“A main goal of the program is to stimulate interest in engineering at an earlier age, and bring a greater awareness that a career in this field can be rewarding while solving real-world problems,” says Glen Sundin, Executive Director of the Young Mind Awards. “We want to encourage and inspire students with an analytical mindset to challenge themselves and follow their dreams in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math].”
Advantage Business Media CEO Jim Lonergan says the program seeks to identify true leaders and entrepreneurs. “Young people that are able to define problems, conduct a process of choosing the best solution, and ultimately, create and optimize a final design, should be recognized,” said Advantage Business Media CEO Jim Lonergan.
A panel of judges comprised of industry-recognized professionals will review the submitted designs based on four principles: creativity, comprehensiveness, clarity of expression, and demonstration.
“As a former high school math teacher and current industry engineer, I am very passionate about having students discover the connection between the math and science they are learning in the classroom and how it applies to technology in the real world,” said Kaelly Farnham, Project Marketing Engineer at Keysight Technologies and a YMA judge.
The winners will be announced at the Young Mind Awards ceremony at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13, 2015 in conjunction with the 2015 R&D 100 Awards.
Advantage Business Media will be awarding winning students and teams up to $5,000, while teachers, professors, and schools will receive up to $1,000.
For more information on the inaugural Young Mind Awards, visit www.youngmindawards.com.
About Advantage Business Media
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