Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards Honors Black Girls Code Founder

STEM advocacy leader received the Social Progress Award


Recently, the 3rd Annual Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards took place at the National Portrait Gallery.

The Smithsonian Magazine congratulated 10 talented leaders at this year’s ceremony in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by NPR’s Michel Martin and sponsored by BASF Corp., The Lost Bird Project and Prudential Financial. The categories from which the winners won ranged from technology, performing and visual arts, natural and physical sciences, education, historical scholarship, social progress and youth achievement.

Among the honorees of was Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, who was awarded the Social Progress Award. Also honored was Palmer Luckey who won the Youth Award, Rosanne Cash who won the Performing Arts Award, Francis Halzen who won the Physical Sciences Award, Max Kenner who won the Education Award, Janet Echelman who won the Visual Arts Award, Bill Morrison who won the Historical Scholarship Award, Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu who won the Natural Sciences Award, and Hugh Herr for the Technology Award.

Among a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, Smithsonian Media contains different many elements, of publication, magazine, air and space, as well as a digital network. The Smithsonian Institution is the biggest museum in the world, averaging 30 million visitors from around the global each year.

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