The "Albert Einstein Science Conference: Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" is annually held each April. Instituted in 1992, the conference aims to encourage students to pursue careers in academic sciences, and especailly to foster the interest of minorities and women to engage with the disciplines of science, engineering, and mathematics. It is a fun-filled day of interactive presentation by Harvard Professors, as well as hands-on experiments run by students. Conference attendees range in age from 6-17, so there are a variety of presentations and events taking place simultaneously targeted specifically at different age groups. Additionally, each year a "Scientist of the year" is awarded for their extraodinary work in the field.
Scientists of the Year are depicted below, with the most recent honorees listed first.