Since its inception, the Academy of Science St.Louis, has promoted the recognition of some of the most impressive scientists of St. Louis. This tradition continued with the 23rd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. Each award-winner represented an extraordinary caliber of expertise.

This year’s Awards were presented at the 23rd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Chase Park Plaza. The primary focus of the ceremony is to bring attention upon this region’s individuals, institutions and corporations known worldwide for their scientific contributions to research, industry, and quality of life. In every category, preference is given to candidates who also have a record of excellence in communicating with the public, mentoring colleagues, or leadership in the field of science or industry.