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2013 Fair Special Awards

Over 250 Special Awards are available!  Special Awards are sponsored by corporations, professional organizations, and individuals. Each organization sets the criteria for the awards they offer.

 

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2013 Special Awards

Organization - Criteria

Qualifying Grade

Category

Teams

Awards

Agilent Technologies -

9-12

Biological Sciences

No

$1,000 American Express Gift Card

Al Foster Award - Most creative project in 6th grade

6

All

Yes

$50 to winner and $50 to winner's school

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Northern California branch -best animal science investigation

6-12

Environmental Science; Zoology; Medicine, Health & Gerontology

Yes

1st Place $150, 2nd Place $125, 3rd Place $150.  Certificate of Achievement

American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section -excellent projects in chemistry, biochemistry or environmental sciences

6-12

Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry

Yes

1st Place $500, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $100.  Certificate of Achievement

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Best projects demonstrating ingenuity in the field of intelligent system with application to aerospace.

6-12

Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering; Computers & Math

Yes

Student membership to AIAA, Certificate of Achievement, and programmable robots

American Meteorological Society- best projects in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrological sciences.

6-12

Environmental Sciences; Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering

Yes

Certificate of Achievement

American Psychological Association - Outstanding research in psychology

6-12

Behavioral & Social Sciences

Yes

Certificate of Achievement, MS 1st place $25, HS 1st place $50

American Society of Civil Engineers - Outstanding projects in civil engineering

6-12

Environmental Sciences; Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering

Yes

2 sets awarded, MS & HS: 1st Place $100 & $50 to teacher, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25 and Certificates of Achievement

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers - Best project demonstrating ingenuity in the field of engineering related to building heating, ventilation, air conditioning, building energy use, thermal comfort, or indoor air quality.

9-12

Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering

Yes

1st Place $100

American Vacuum Society, Northern CA Chapter Outstanding research with use of vacuum technology

6-12

Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Science; Engineering

Yes

1st Place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd Place $25, Certificates of Achievement

Apatite to Zircon, Inc. Award - Best projects that demonstrate a unique or novel application of tools or equipment ordinarily available to a high school student

9-12

Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering

No

1st place $50 and book, 2nd place $30 and book

ASM International A Society for Materials

Best projects with ingenuity in materials engineering, metallurgy and materials and processes.

6-12

Chemistry; Physics; Engineering

Yes

2 sets awarded, MS & HS: 1st Place $100, ISEF Certificate & medallion, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50, magazine subscription and Certificates of Achievement to all

Association for Computing Machinery, San Francisco Bay Area Professional Chapter - The best projects in Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering

6-12

All

Yes

Student + Teacher:  MS Awards: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $150, 3rd Place $80, HM $40.  1st Place female $400, 2nd Place female $150.  HS Awards: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $150, HM $50

Association for Women Geoscientists, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter - Best project demonstrating innovation & scientific excellence in geoscience by female student

6-12

Environmental Sciences; Earth & Space Sciences

Yes

1st Place Student Award Banquet, gift certificate, and 1 year membership; 2nd Place Certificate of Excellence.

Association for Women in Science, Palo Alto Chapter - Best high school science project by an individual female student.

9-12

Botany; Environmental Sciences; Zoology; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry; Physics; Bioinformatics

No

HM Certificates, goody bag, 1st Place $100 cash, certificate, goody bag

Brownlee – Shaeffer – Schmahl Science Award Projects demonstrating innovation, curiosity, excitement, pushing the envelope.

6-8

Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering; Computers & Math

Yes

Grades 6, 7, & 8, 1st Place $100 and scholarship; HM Scholarship.

 

 

 

 

 

California Association of Professional Scientists - Best project demonstrating excellent scientific methodology

7-11

Botany; Environmental Sciences; Zoology; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Sciences

No

Plaque and $100

California Society for Biomedical Research - Ron Orta Excellence in Biomedical Research Award - Best use of biomedical models to improve the health or quality of life of humans and animals

9-12

Zoology; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology

Yes

$500 savings bond and plaque

Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center -Outstanding project demonstrating ecological awareness.

6-8

Environmental Sciences

No

Gardening Book & $31 class voucher

Dr. Paul X. Callahan in memorium -a Top Biological HS project

9-12

Biological Sciences

Yes

$200 and Certificate of Achievement

DuPont Industrial Biosciences - Best projects with relevance to industrial biotechnology

11-12

Environmental Sciences; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology;

Chemistry; Physics; Bioinformatics

Yes

Grade 12 individual project $200 , Grade 11 or 12 team project $400, Grade 11 individual project $200

Fair Manager's Graphic Design Award - Best graphic presentation of ideas, work and discoveries.

6-12

All

Yes

MS & HS:  $100 and Certificate of Achievement

Hegland Award -Best physical science projects showing enthusiasm, ingenuity, scientific method, experimental design and techniques

6-8

Physical sciences

No

$50 award

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories - best demonstration of experimental design and execution

6-12

Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering

No

Grade 6-8 HP Scientific Calculator; Grades 9-10 HP Photosmart Printer; Grades 11-12 HP Laptop Computer

I-SWEEEP - Top projects in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation.

9-12

Environmental Sciences, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering

Yes

Weeklong I-SWEEEP competition in Houston, TX

Inez M. Lechner Award - The student must exhibit enthusiasm and ingenuity and have competed in at least one prior Synopsys Championship

9

All

No

Awards of $100

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - best use of electrical and electronic components.

6-12

Physical sciences

No

Awards of $50 and framed certificates

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award- Best Computer Science project

9-12

Computers & mathematics

Yes

Intel ECS Certificate $200 cash

Labcoat Award for Lab Bench Finesse -Project best demonstrating lab bench finesse

6-8

Biological sciences and Chemistry

No

Lab Coat

MedImmune - Best project with biological relevance to the causes, treatment and prevention of human disease.

9-12

Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology;

Chemistry; and Bioinformatics

No

1st Place $100 gift card and plaque;  HM Certificate of Achievement

Morgan Lewis - most innovative high school projects that present a practical solution to a scientific or technological problem.

9-12

All

Yes

5 ea 1st prizes of $100 and 1 grand prize of $1000.

Mu Alpha Theta - Most challenging and creative project involving mathematics

9-12

Physical sciences

Yes

Certificate of Achievement, letter to teacher

NASA Ames Research Center – Best projects relating to NASA  Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology

6-12

All

Yes

Certificate of Achievement  and VIP visit to NASA - Ames

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -Best project which emphasizes NOAA's mission to explain and predict changes in Earth's environment, conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.

7-12

All

No

Certificate of Achievement, NOAA Medallion and letter

National Society of Professional Engineers -most innovative engineering project.

7-12

Engineering

No

Certificate of achievement, lapel pin

Northern California Institute of Food Technologists (NCIFT)-Best demonstration of scientific, excellence in Food Science

6-12

All

Yes

1st place $100, 2nd place $60, 3rd place $40.  Certificate of achievement & letter for all.

Pauchon Foundation Award – Best projects that promote understanding of processes that shape and continue to shape our planet.

10-12

Environmental Science; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology; and Physical sciences.

Yes

1st place $250, 2nd Place $150, 3rd place $100.  Certificate of achievement for all.

Promethium Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi -Female student with best project in chemistry

6-12

Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry

No

Book

Rambus - Best projects demonstrating most effective use of visualization of experimental data.

9-12

All

No

1st place $300 and Rambus backpack, 2nd place $200 and Rambus backpack

Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) Teacher Award - teachers whose students use re-purposed/recycled materials in creative and resourceful ways and/or used hands-on learning elements in their project or display.

6-8

All

Yes

One year RAFT membership

Ricoh Corporation -project that demonstrate principles and technical innovations that offer greatest potential for sustainable development.

9-12

All

Yes

Certificate of achievement

SAMPE - best project in the field of materials science

6-12

Botany; Environmental Science; Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; and Engineering

Yes

MS & HS - 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50 and HM. Certificates of achievement and magazine subscriptions for all

San Jose State University College of Engineering - best projects demonstrating ingenuity in the field of engineering

11-12

Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry; and Engineering

Yes

1st place $1000 scholarship to SJSU College of Engneering and certificate, 2nd place and 3rd place certificate of achievement

San Jose State University Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society - Outstanding project demonstrating creativity and insightful questions

6-12

Chemistry

Yes

$50

Santa Clara County Biotech Education Partnership (SCCBEP)- best High school biotechnology project

9-12

Botany; Environmental Sciences; Zoology; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry; Engineering; and Bioinformatics

Yes

1st place $100, goody bag, and certificate of achievement.  HM goody bag and certificate of achievement.

Santa Clara County Integrated Waste Management Program - Best projects in composting, recycling or waste reduction

6

Environmental Sciences; Earth & Space Sciences; and Engineering

Yes

Certificates of Achievement

Schonert Award - best project in environmental science or marine biology

9-12

Environmental Sciences; Biochemistry & Microbiology

No

$100 and certificate of achievement

Society for In Vitro Biology -best project in plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture

11

Botany; Zoology; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; and Biochemistry & Microbiology

No

Certificate of Achievement

Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC)-expertise andingenuity in coatings and allied fields

6-12

Environmental Sciences; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering; and Computers & Math

Yes

MS: 1st Place $75, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25.  HS 1st Place $100 and book, 2nd Place $50 and book, 3rd Place $25.  All get T-Shirts and certificates of achievement.

Society of Women Engineers -Best engineering and computer science projects by females

6-12

Engineering; Computers & Mathematics; and Bioinformatics

Yes

MS and HS.  Gift card and certificate of achievement.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize -Outstanding project related to water quality, protection, water resource management, wastewater treatment

9-12

Environmental Sciences; Chemistry; Physics; and Engineering

Yes

Certificate of Achievement & opportunity to advance to Stockholm competition

System Safety Society - Outstanding project related to advancement of safety or system safety.

6-12

All

Yes

1st place $250 , 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100 and all get framed certificates of achievement

The ROD Women in Science Award -Outstanding project by female public school students exhibiting creative thinking in both experimental design and analysis

9-12

All

Yes

Individual project: $30 and a book; Team project $60 to share and a book to each member

The Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize - project that best exemplifies “the next breakthrough” in science or engineering.

9-12

All

Yes

Award of $2000 to winning student or team to share.

The Tech Museum of Innovation - Outstanding Middle School projects demonstrating persistence and creativity

6-8

Environmental Sciences; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology; and all Physical Sciences

Yes

Family and Friends membership to the Tech Museum

The Tech Summer Camps - Most creative solution to science or engineering problem

6-7

All

No

One free week-long class at the Tech Summer Camps

Trimble Navigation, Ltd.. - projects demonstrating creativity; Geographic content and creativity

7-10

All

Yes

Grades 9-10 and 7-8; projects and schools each to get $100 and certificates of achievement.

U.S. Public Health Service Award – Best project that illustrates the importance of physical fitness, healthy diet, anti-tobacco use.

6-12

Behavioral & Social Sciences; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; and Biochemistry & Microbiology

No

Medallion, letter, and certificate of achievement.

UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology Award – Best projects that demonstrate interdisciplinary and/or quantitative approaches to answering biological questions

6-12

Botany; Environmental Sciences; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry; Engineering; and Bioinformatics

Yes

MS:  1st Place $75, 2nd Place $50.  HS:  1st Place $150, 2nd Place $100.  Certificates of achievement for all.

United States ArmyBest projects in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Math and Computer Science, and Physical Sciences.

9-12

All

Yes

1st Place Messenger Bag, Polo Shirt, and Certificate of Achievement; 2nd Place: Polo Shirt and Certificate of Achievement; HM  Certificate of Achievement

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - -Best project in marine science, pollution prevention, or restoration

6-12

All

Yes

Best Project: $50 and certificate; Outstanding Project: certificate. All awards include a voucher for course materials and attendance at a safe boating course.

United States Metric Association - Projects that best use SI metric systems consistently for measuring and reporting results.

9-12

Botany; Environmental Sciences; Zoology; Medicine, Health & Gerontology; Biochemistry & Microbiology; Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Sciences; Engineering; and Computers & Math

Yes

1st place $50, 2nd place $40 and Honorable Mention.  Certificates of Achievement to all.

United States Navy and Marine Corps – Excellence in science, math, or engineering projects

6-12

All

No

HS:  $50 Gift Certificate, Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulations, and ONR Medallion; MS:  Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulation, and ONR Medallion

Varian Medical Systems - best scientific or engineering project

6-12

All

Yes

$75 and certificate of achievement

Whitney Education Foundation – award to the schools of the best biological, physical, and outreach projects

9-12

All

No

$1250 to schools of the Best Bio, Best Phy and Best Outreach Awards

Wireless Communications Alliance - Outstanding projects in the physical sciences with a wireless related emphasis.

9-12

Physical sciences

No

1st Place $100 and certificate to student and $100 to school

Yale Science and Engineering Association Award

11

Chemistry; Physics; Engineering; and Computers & Mathematics

No

Certificate of Achievement and instructions for Pewter Medallion (to come by mail)

 

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2012 Special Awards
 

Organization - Criteria Qualifying Grade Category Teams Awards
Al Foster Award - Most creative project in 6th grade 6 All Yes $50 to winner and $50 to winner's school

 American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Northern California branch     -best animal science investigation

6-12 Environmental Science, Zoology,  Medicine, Health & Gerontology Yes 1st Place $150,          2nd Place $125,         3rd Place $150

American Chemical Society, , Santa Clara Valley Local Section-excellent projects in checmistry, biochemistry or environmental sciences

6-12 Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry Yes 1st Place $500,          2nd Place $200,         3rd Place $100

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems Award -

9-12 Physics, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering, Computers & Math Yes Award: Student membership to AIAA, certificate, and programmable robots

American Meteorological Society- winning project limited to the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrological sciences.

6-12 Enviromental Sciences, Physical Sciences Yes Certificates of Achievement

American Psychological Association - Outstanding research in psychology

6-12 Behavioral & Social Sciences Yes Certificates of Achievement,            MS 1st place  $25,       HS 1st place $50

American Society of Civil Engineers  - Outstanding projects in civil engineering

6-12 Environmental Science, Physics, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering Yes 2 sets awarded, grades 6-8 and 9-12: 1st Place $100 & $50 to teacher, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25 and Certificates of Achievement to all

American Vacuum Society, Northern CA Chapter  Outstanding research with use of vacuum technology

9-12 Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, Engineering Yes 1st Place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd Place $25, certificates to all

Apatite to Zircon, Inc.. Award

9-12 Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, Engineering No 1st place $50 and book, 2nd place $30 and book

ASM International A Society for Materials

 Best projects with ingenuity in materials engineering, metallurgy and materials and processes, demonstre Materials paradigm, scientific method clear, layout of project.

6-12 Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, Engineering Yes 2 sets awarded, grades 6-8 and 9-12: 1st Place $100 & ISEF cert & medallion mailed from ASM Ed Fun, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50, magazine subscription and Certificates of Achievement to all

Association for Women Geoscientists San Francisco Bay Area Chapter  - Best project innovative in geoscience by female student

6-12 Environmental Sciences, Earth & Space Sciences Yes 1st Place Student Award Banquet, gift certificate,  and 1 year membership; 2nd Place Certificate of Excellence.  - female student

Association for Women in Science, Palo Alto Chapter - Best high school science project by an individual female student.

9-12 Botany, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Bioinformatics No HM Certificates, goody bag, 1st Place $100 cash, certificate, goody bag

California Association of Professional Scientists   - Best use of scientific method.

7-11 Botany, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Sciences No Plaque and $100

California Society for Biomedical Research - Ron Orta Excellence in Biomedical Research Award - Best use of biomedical models to improve the health or quality of life of humans and animals

9-12 Zoology, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology Yes $500 savings bond and plaque

Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center -Outstanding project demonstrating ecological awareness.

6-8 Environmental Sciences No Gardening Book & $31 class voucher

Davitily Award - Best Mathematical Data Presentation and Analysis Award

6-12 Env. Sciences and all Physical Sciences No 2 sets of awards, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.  1st Place $20 gift card,  2nd Place $5 gift card, both include membership.  Teacher award of memberships.

Dr. Paul X. Callahan in memorium -a Top Biological HS project

9-12 Biological Sciences Yes $200 and certificate

Fair Manager's Graphic Design Award  - Best graphic presentation of ideas, work and discoveries.

6-12 all categories Yes 2 sets of awards, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12 $100 and certificate

Genencor  Biotechnology Awards - Outstanding biotechnology projects

11-12 Environmental Sciences, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Physics, Bioinformatics Yes Grade  12 individual project $200 , Grade 11 or 12 team project $400, Grade 11 individual project $200

Hegland Award  -Best physical science projects showing enthusiasm, ingenuity, scientific method, experimental design and techniques

6-8 Physical sciences No $50 award

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories - best demonstration of experimental design and execution

6-12 Physics, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering No Grade 6-8 HP35s scientific calculator, Grades 9-10 HP PW460t Digital Camera, Grades 11-12 HP WV689AV Laptop Computer
I-SWEEEP - Top projects in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation. 9-12 Environmental Sciences, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering Yes Weeklong I-SWEEEP competition in Houston, TX

Inez M. Lechner Award - The student must exhibit enthusiasm and ingenuity and have competed in at least one prior Synopsys Championship

9 All No Awards of $100

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  - best use of electrical and electronic components.

6-12 Physical sciences No Awards of $50 and framed certificates

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award- Best Computer Science project

9-12 Computers & mathematics Yes Intel ECS Certificate & Verification form and W-9 to submit for $200 cash

Labcoat Award for Lab Bench Finesse -Project best demonstrating lab bench finesse

6-8 Biological sciences and Chemistry No Lab Coat

MedImmune  - Best project with biological relevance to the causes, treatment and prevention of human disease.

9-12 Biological sciences, Chemistry,  Physics, and Bioinformatics No 1st prize $100 American Express gift card, plaque, certificate and 6-week  summer intership; 2 Honorable mention certificates & alternate to 1st prize.

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Outstanding project involving oceanic or aquatic preservation or conservation.

6-8 Environmental Sciences Yes Multi-volume set of books on the Marine Environment and 4 Aquarium Tickets

Morgan Lewis - most originality and ingenuity demonstrated in devising and presenting a practical solution to satisfy a scientific or technology need.

9-12 all cataegories Yes 5 ea 1st prizes of $100 and 1 grand prize of $1000.

Mu Alpha Theta - Most challenging and creative project involving mathematics

9-12 Physical sciences Yes Certificate of Achievement, letter to teacher

NASA Ames Research Center  - Well presented projects demonstrating originality and use of scientific method.

6-12 all categories Yes Certificate of Achiemente and  VIP visit to NASA - Ames

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Best project  which emphasizes NOAA's mission to explain and predict changes in Earth's environment, conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.

7-12 all categories No Certificate of Achievement, NOAA Medallion and letter

National Society of Professional Engineers

 -most innovative engineering project.

7-12 Engineering Yes Certificate of achievement, lapel pin

Northern California Institute of Food Technologists (NCIFT)-Best demonstration of scientific, excellence in Food Science inc. an hypothesis, experimentation and analysis.

6-12 All categories Yes 1st place  $100, 2nd place $60, 3rd place $40 and certificates for all.

Pauchon Foundation Award - Geological or earth science projects that promote understanding of processes that shape and continue to shape our planet.

10-12 Environmental Science, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology and Physical sciences. Yes 1st place  $250, 2nd Place $150, 3rd place $100 and certificates for all.

 Promethium Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi -Female student with best project in chemistry

6-12 Chemistry No Book and certificate of achievement - to female student

Rambus - Best projects demonstrating most effective use of visualization of experimental data.

9-12 all categories No 1st place  $300  and Rambus backpack, 2nd place $200 and Rambus backpack

Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) Teacher Award - teachers whose students use re-purposed/recycled materials in creative and resourceful ways and/or used hands-on learning elements in their project or display.

6-8 all categories Yes One year RAFT membership

Ricoh Corporation -project that demonstate principles and technical innovations that offer greatest potential for sustainable development.

6-12 all categories Yes Certificate of achievement

SAMPE -  best project in the field of materials science

6-12 Environmental Science, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Sciences and Engineering Yes 2 sets of awards, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12  - 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50 and honorable mention. Certificates and subscriptions to all

San Jose State University College of Engineering  - best projects demonstrating ingneuity in the field of engineering

11-12 Engineering Yes 1st place $1000 scholarship to SJSU College of Engneering and certificate, 2nd place  and 3rd place certificate of achievement

San Jose State University Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society - Outstanding project demonstrating creativity and insightful questions

6-12 Chemistry Yes 3 awards of $50 each

Santa Clara County Biotech Education Partnership (SCCBEP)- best High school biotechnology project

9-12 Botany, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Engineering and Bioinformatics Yes 1st place $100, 4 each Honorable Mention and all receive certificates and goody bags.

Santa Clara County Integrated Waste Management Program - Best projects in composting, recycling or waste reduction

6-12 Botany, Environmental Sciences, Biochemisty & Microbiology, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering Yes Certificates of Achievement

Schonert Award - best project in environmental or marine biology

9-12 Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry & Mircobilogy No $100 and certificate of achievement

Society for In Vitro Biology -best project in plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture

11 Botany, Zoology, Medicine, Healt & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology No Certificates of Achievement

Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC)-expertise andingenuity in coatings and allied fields

6-12 Environmental Sciences, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering, Computers & Math Yes 2 sets of awards.  MS 1st Place $75, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25.  HS 1st Place $100 and book, 2nd Place $50 and book, 3rd Place $25.  All get T-Shirt and certificate.

Society of Women Engineers -Best engineering and computer science projects by females

6-12 Engineering and Computers & Mathematics, and Bioinformatics Yes 2 sets of awards.  MS and HS, Gift card and certificate

Stockholm Junior Water Prize-Outstanding project related to water quality, protection, water resource management, wastewater treatment

9-12 Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Yes Certificate of Achievement & opportunity to advance to Stockholm  competition

System Safety Society - Outstanding project related to advancement  of safety or system safety.

6-12 all categories Yes 1st place $250 , 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100 and all get framed certificates

The ROD Women in Science Award  -Outstanding project by female public school students exhibitint creative thinking in both experimental design and analysis

9-12 Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, Engineering Yes award 1 individual project $30 and a book; and 1 team $60 to share and a book to each member - female students only

The Synopsys Outreach Foundation  n+1 Prize - project that best exemplifies “the next breakthrough” in science or engineering.

9-12 all categories Yes Award of $2500  to winning student or team to share.
Tech Museum of Innovation- Outstanding Middle School projects demostrating persistence and creativity 6-8 Environmental Sciences, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, and all Physical Sciences Yes Family and Friends membership to the Tech Museum

The Tech Summer Camps - Most creative  solution to science or engineering problem

6-8 all categories No One free week-long class at the Tech Summer Camps 2011

Trimble Navigation, Ltd.. - projects demonstrating creativity; Geographic content and creativity

7-12 all categories No Grades 11-12, 9-10, 7-8 projects to get $100 each and certificates. Same awards to schools of winner

United States Army - Best application of scientific method

9-12 all categories Yes 1st Place  Messenger Bag, Polo Shirt, and Certificate of Achievement; 2nd and 3rd Place: Polo Shirt and Certificate of Achievement;  HM : Certificate of Achievement

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - -Best project in marine science, pollution prevention, or restoration

6-12 all categories Yes Best Project: $50 and certificate; Outstanding Project: certificate.  All awards include a voucher for course materials and attendance at a safe boating course.

United States Metric Association  -Projects that best use SI metric systems consistently for measuring and reporting results.

9-12 Botany, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Medicine, Health & Gerontology, Biochemistry & Microbilogy, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering Yes 1st place $50,  2nd place $40 and Honorable Mention - all get Certificates of Achievement
 United States Navy and Marine Corps  - Outstanding science or engienering projects 6-12 all categories No 2 sets of awards.  HS-$50 Gift Certificate, Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulations, ONR Medallion; MS -   Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulation, ONR Medallion 

Varian Medical Systems - best scientific or engineering project

6-12 all categories Yes 3 awards of $75  and certificate of achievement

Whitney Education Foundation

High Schhol all categories NA $1000 checks to schools and $250 to the student of Best Bio, Best Phy and Best Outreach Awards

Wireless Communications Alliance  - Outstanding projects in the physical sciences, math, computers or engineering with a  wireless related emphasis.

6-12 Physical sciences No 1st Place $100  and certificate to  student  and $100 to school,  2nd Place $50 and certificate.

Yale Science and Engineering Association  Award

11 Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Computers & Mathematics No Certificate of Achievement and instructions for Pewter Medallion (to come by mail)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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