The Missouri Botanical Garden was a fitting location to hold the 24th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards due to its emphasis on scientific research and education. In addition to honoring St. Louis Scientists in many different fields as Outstanding St. Louis Scientists, honors were awarded to the top three spots of the St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division as well as Educator Awards. The Academy of Science St. Louis has multiple programs that students, teens and even the general public can enjoy and learn from, and has been advancing public understanding of science and promoting interest in the sciences to students and adults since 1856.