Judith Mead (left), Board Member Emeritus, Abdiel Ramirez, Chair Board of Trustees, Alexis Limary, Rowan Gallagher, Jennifer Hayden, President and CEO of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Hal Behl, Board Member Emeritus and Maria Korsnick, President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE — The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, a congressionally chartered, Smithsonian-affiliated Museum recognized Alexis Limary, a freshman, and Rowan Gallagher, a junior at Albuquerque Academy for their submitted essays on their connection to science, technology, and engineering and mathematics. The students were recognized at the Museum’s Einstein Gala held March 18, 2023.
“Both Alexis and Rowan are exemplary models of students focused on STEM studies and careers,” said Lisa Guida, Director of Education at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. “We are proud to honor these students and look forward to what the future has in store for them.”
The Outstanding STEM Student award was created to recognize students interested in careers in STEM fields and underscores the significance of STEM in solving some of society’s biggest challenges.
The students and their guests were sponsored to attend the Einstein Gala by Board Member emeriti Judith Mead and Hal Behl and were recognized in front of more than 400 guests. Each student received an Outstanding STEM Student Award along with $250 for their 529 Education Savings Account.
About the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, located at 601 Eubank SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was established in 1969 and chartered by Congress in 1991 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear science in the past, present, and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 361 days a year. The Museum’s website is nuclearmuseum.org and the phone number is 505.245.2137.