The Rotary Humanitarian STAR (Science, Technology, Aerospace, Robotics) Awards, recognizes outstanding scientific and technological achievements with significant humanitarian benefit. 

“I’m awed and inspired each year by both the nominees and recipients of these awards. They give me hope for our world.”
— Joan Riback


To honor and bring to light achievements to support, advance and inspire humanitarian accomplishments, the Rotary Club of Sierra Madre, embodying the pursuit to serve humanity, offers the Rotary Humanitarian STAR Awards.

Within today's  science and technologically advanced society, public focus can become dominated by searches for information and entertainment, while previously inconceivable innovations addressing our most crucial humanitarian needs remain unknown.

Beyond screens and devices are creative minds discovering ways to explore oceans and skies, methods of information sharing, disaster relief, and healing for overcoming obstacles to personal and planetary well being.  From outer to inner space; from satellites to robotics and microchips, the impossible becomes our promise for the future.