State of Indiana Seeking Nominations for Mr. and Miss Math and Science Awards


Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today announced the State of Indiana is accepting nominations for the 2015 Mr. and Miss Math and Mr. and Miss Science awards. These honors recognize up to four outstanding high school seniors for their exemplary performance in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM). Winning students receive $1,000 college scholarships through Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan.

“It is a privilege to continue this tradition of awarding exceptional students with science, math, engineering or technology interests with college scholarships,” said Governor Pence. “As our state continues to grow in life sciences and technological industries, it is important that students recognize these fields as impactful to our state’s future.”

Indiana’s Mr. and Miss Math and Science awards honor the top high school seniors in STEM classes, as well as extracurricular activities, work/research projects, leadership roles, and community service. The nominations will be reviewed by a panel of STEM experts, including teachers, college and university instructors, and staff from the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Education Roundtable.

Governor Pence will announce Indiana’s Mr. and Miss Math and Mr. and Miss Science in May. Nominations for the awards can be submitted at The deadline for nominations is 6 p.m. EDT on April 19, 2015.

Governor Mitch Daniels created the Indiana Mr. and Miss Math and Science awards in 2008. Mr. David Lu Liang of Carmel High School and Miss Sonali Sunil Mali of Avon High School were named Mr. and Miss Science in 2014.