johnchristyHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (October 7, 2011) — These awards are given each year to publicly recognize outstanding contributions of individuals in the greater Huntsville community in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Each year the award will highlight a different branch of the STEM arena. The 2011 awards are focused on Science Research and Education and will be awarded to panel selected members of the scientific, engineering and academic communities who use or teach the principles of the science in pursuit of exploring and increasing our understanding of the world and universe.