THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—the fields that help us understand and improve life on Earth. Our nominees all approach these areas in different ways—some are doctors or researchers, others are business people or celebrities—but all of them actively use Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube and more to advocate for progress.

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Nominees

finalist
Adam Savage
One of the daring co-hosts of Discovery’s Mythbusters, Adam Savage keeps the world wondering what w…
winner
Bill Nye
Bill Nye seems like he’s been around forever, yet he’s always doing something new, and his enthusia…
finalist
Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper)
SoCal dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee has made a name for herself on social media as “Dr. Pimple Poppe…
Elon Musk
Elon Musk wants to move to Mars, and he wants you to go with him. It may seem like something out of…
GizmoSlip
“Creative and fun tech durability tests” are what Brandon Baldwin undertakes on his popular GizmoSl…
Hope Jahren
A professor of geobiology at the University of Hawaii, Hope Jahren has had a huge year, publishing …
Life Noggin
Exploring the who, what, where, why, and how of life on Earth, popular YouTube channel Life Noggin …
Mind Your Decisions
Presh Talwalkar majored in Mathematics and Economics at Stanford and since 2007 has had a popular b…
Nerdwriter1
A self-described “weekly video essay series that puts ideas to work,” you might say that The Nerdwr…
finalist
Simone Giertz
Swedish-born Simone Giertz truly lives up to her title as “Queen of Shitty Robots,” posting GIF-wor…
finalist
Tim Peake
British astronaut and scientist Tim Peake engaged the world from high above the stratosphere by pos…
finalist
Unbox Therapy
Canadian Lewis Hilsenteger is the excitable and awestruck mastermind behind YouTube’s wildly popula…