Past Awardee Highlights

Ocean Discovery Institute

Ocean Discovery Institute

Ocean Discovery Institute; Young Lives Transformed Through Science Mentoring | San Diego, California | 2010

The Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people from underserved urban communities to become science and conservation leaders. All Ocean Discovery Institute programs are provided at no cost to students and provide them with a personalized mentorship experience that allows them to feel confident and empowered in their abilities. Many of these students have gone on to enter the fields of biotech, engineering, environmental consulting, fisheries, marine biology, education, and public policy, and are committed to making a difference.

Ocean Discovery Institute

Ocean Discovery Institute

Ocean Discovery Institute; Young Lives Transformed Through Science Mentoring | San Diego, California | 2010

The Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people from underserved urban communities to become science and conservation leaders. All Ocean Discovery Institute programs are provided at no cost to students and provide them with a personalized mentorship experience that allows them to feel confident and empowered in their abilities. Many of these students have gone on to enter the fields of biotech, engineering, environmental consulting, fisheries, marine biology, education, and public policy, and are committed to making a difference.

Glenn S. Lee

Glenn S. Lee

Waialua High and Intermediate School | Waipahu, Hawaii | 2015

Throughout his career, Glenn Lee has made creating opportunities his priority. In 1999, Mr. Lee created the "Robotics STEM Learning Center" at Waialua High & Intermediate School through which more than 230 students have participated in STEM-related competitions and higher education outreach events. Mr. Lee also co-founded the first robotics team in Hawaii, Team 359, which has won numerous competition awards, including the top prize at the 2011 FIRST Robotics World Championship. Mr. Lee has been recognized by the State of Hawaii as Teacher of the Year in 2009, and in 2011 he received the coveted National Milken Educator Award.