Know a high school student thriving in STEM? Nominate them for Future Leaders and a chance to receive a $1,000 award!

CBS4 is delighted to announce FUTURE LEADERS presented by Colorado School of Mines and PDC Energy, an initiative to recognize Colorado high school students who are excelling in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

We’re inviting teachers, parents, mentors, and others to nominate students who they believe will be our future STEM leaders.  Nominations will be accepted on an ongoing basis beginning August 27, 2018 – April 20, 2019. One student will be selected each month to receive this special recognition award that will include a $1,000 award along with a student profile on CBS4.

STEM studies may include, but are not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, computer and information technology science, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy, anthropology, ecology, economics, robotics, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, astrophysics.

Nominate the next future leader here.


Colorado School of Mines is a proud sponsor of Future Leaders. Colorado School of Mines is a research university renowned for academic excellence and research innovation in engineering and applied science.  Mines students, faculty and staff are united by a strong sense of intellectual curiosity, ability to succeed collaborative environments, passion to achieve goals, and aspiration that our ideas, actions, and innovations will have a transformative impact on society and promote positive change in the world.

PDC Energy is proud to sponsor the Future Leaders program. PDC Energy is an oil and natural gas company, employing hundreds of Coloradans with Colorado values. PDC employees are dedicated to safely developing the resources that power our lives and firmly believe in giving back to the communities where they live, work, and operate.  PDC Energy partners with local organizations to create opportunities for Coloradans of all ages to thrive and succeed. At PDC Energy, community matters.

Click here to view past CBS4 Future Leaders.