24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space winnerThe Mars Generation 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators In STEAM and Space Awards

The next generation of leaders and innovators will help change the world for the future. And while with age often comes wisdom, we are looking to identify and honor some of the brightest students and young people positioned to shape our future for the better.

The Mars Generation 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Awards is an annual awards program recognizing the amazing work of young people ages 24 and under who are making difference in the world through science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM) and/or space.

The 2018 class for #24Under24 has been announced! To read about our first class receiving this award please click here. 

We will open up nominations for our 2019 class #24Under24 in late spring 2018. Please sign up for email updates to make sure you are notified!

Requirements for nominees include:

  • Must be age 24 or under
  • Can be from anywhere in the world
  • Must be involved in any project or work within STEAM and/or space. This includes but is not limited to outreach work to excite other students, publishing papers, speaking, research, competitions, inventions, innovation – projects that underscore leadership in STEAM and/or space exploration.

The selection committee includes a panel of education, STEAM and space experts. Selection will be based on blind 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space winnerrubric scoring of nominations. It is important that nominations include as much accurate information about the student or young individual as possible to support the nomination as we seek no outside information in reviewing applications.

The 2018 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space award recipients will be announced in January of 2018.

The winning students and young people will be notified by email and will be asked to sign a media release in order to accept the award. For students and nominees under the age of 18, a parent or guardian signature will be required. Winning students must also sign up for our Free Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program to accept the award.

The sponsors of the 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators are:

  • United Launch Alliance – ULA’s three families of launch vehicles – Atlas V, Delta II, and Delta IV – provide space launch services to NASA as well as other U.S. agencies.
  • AeroJet Rocketdyne – Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.

***Note: The TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership program is free and requires a simple online sign up to join. Students nominated who are not already SSA members will be contacted via email to inform them of their nomination and to give them an opportunity to join the SSA program to continue in the nomination and selection process.


Thank You To Our TMG 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space 2017 Sponsors


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ULA The Mars Generation Sponsor