Awards 

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Industry/Organizations/Foundations

Neuroscience/Machine Learnings Scholarship Award

Social Media Awards

Special Awards by Industry

and Organizations

 

Two Grand Award Winners, Junior Division are selected from the First Place Winners in each category, and each Grand Award Winner receives a $50 gift certificate and a plaque from Region IX.

Finalists in each category of both divisions become certified for entry in the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair (LSEF) conducted at LSU in Baton Rouge. The number of finalists allowed to enter the state fair is determined by LSEF and varies by year.

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Awards

All four grand award winners in the senior division receive a $1000 scholarship from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation upon presentation of an acceptance letter into a college of their choice. Additionally, materials and/or field trip grants are presented to participating high schools which have a minimum of 10 projects competing in the senior division.   $10,000 is divided among elligible schools.

Entergy Corporation ''Powering the Future'' Scholarship Award (Senior Devision)

$1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a female, high school senior with an outstanding, promising project, upon presentation of their acceptance letter into a college or university.

James de la Houssaye Mentor Award

This award is sponsored by Mr. H. Britton Sanderford and recognizes a high school teacher or mentor for their educational and inspirational work with students pursuing STEM inquiry.  The top winner will receive a $5,000 cash award.  The runner up will receive a $2,000 cash reward.   Teachers/mentors who are considered for this award must have entries in the GNOSEF Senior Division with direct affiliation as Adult Sponsor, Qualified Scientist, or Direct Supervisor as defined by ISEF, and have not have received this award in the previous 2 years.  Selection for the award will be based on the level of mentorship as determined by student input on a survey and on the number of projects entered in the GNOSEF and awards received at the GNOSEF for those entries.  Surveys will be distributed in mid-January and must be complete by the end of the GNOSEF project judging day, Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.  Winners will be announced at the GNOSEF Awards Ceremony.

 

Neuroscience/Machine Learnings Scholarship Award

The H. Britton Sanderford Neuroscience/Machine Learning Project Award recognizes excellent work in the field of neuroscience, the study of the molecular, cellular, developmental, structural, functional, evolutionary, computational, and medical aspects of the nervous system, and the field of machine learnings, a subfield of computer science and artificial intelligence that deals with the construction and study of systems that can learn from data, rather than follow only explicitly programmed instructions.  ONE senior division (high school) winner will be presented with a $4,000 college scholarship - $1,000 per year provided the student is enrolled and maintains a minimum 3.0 average.

GNOSEF Cash Awards
Cash awards are given by the Fair in each category.

 

Junior Division 

Senior Division

1. First Place

$50 and medal

$75 and medal

2. Second Place

$30 and medal

$50 and medal

3. Third Place

$15 and medal

$25 and medal

4. Honorable Mention

$10

$15

Jr. Division GNOSEF Teacher/Mentor Recognition Awards                                                        A total of $500 in cash prizes will be awarded to teachers/mentors (excluding parents and GNOSEF board, committee members and volunteers) who have gone the extra mile to support their students.

 

Social Media Awards

A grand prize (valued at > $50 each) will be awarded to a first place winner for both middle school and high school categories.  A second prize (valued at $25) will be awarded to a middle school or high school student, not necessarily a GNOSEF participant, who participated in the GNOSE Social Media Contest. Winners will be selected at random for their #GNOSEF social media post interactions. GNOSEF participants and social media spectators who use the hashtag #GNOSEF on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram posts between now and Feb. 26th will be entered to win with one entry for each time the hashtag is posted. If a relevant picture or video is posted along with the #GNOSEF hashtag, the participant's name will be entered twice. (Phones may be brought into the GNOSEF in order to participate during the fair.)

 

 

 

2017 Special Awards in Conjunction with the Region IX Fair

(******* confirmed for 2017, more to come!)

 

Many scientific and governmental agencies give Special Awards in conjunction with the Region IX Fair. To register a special award for the 2017 GNOSEF, please go to SPECIAL AWARDS REGISTRATION.

 

 

2017 Special Awards with Trips!

ASM Materials Education Foundation (National)********* 

www.asmfoundation.org Foundation will recognize the most outstanding 10th and 11th Grade High School (students going into 11th and 12th grade) exhibits in materials engineering science. First Place student winner is awarded a certificate, medallion, and all-expense-paid trip to a one-week materials camp in Ohio on July 9-15, 2017. Registration needs to be completed by February 28. The 2nd place winner is recognized and is an alternate should the first place winner not be able to attend the materials camp. 2nd place winner is also encouraged to apply by February 28th to the materials camp. Note: Winners must meet Student Camp eligibility requirements found at: http://www.asminternational.org/foundation/students/materials-camps. Students, Teachers and Parents of winners will also be invited to attend the June 26th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon at UNO. Go to www.nace.org/nola for details.

I-SWEEEP- International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment)*********

Project Olympiad

Awarded to top high school project selected in the categories of Energy, Engineering, or Environment whose display shows outstanding work in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation. The student and supervisor teacher (or parent ) will have the opportunity to attend I-SWEEEP in Houston, TX on May 3 - May 8, 2017, with hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and pre-arranged luncheons, and local transportation. Transportation to and from Houston is the responsibility of the winner.Student needs to register their project before the application deadline - 10 days after reciept of the award.

2017 Special Awards

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Greater New Orleans Section (Local)*********

Awards will be given to the winning projects in both Junior and Senior Divisions in categories covering, related to, or having direct applications in aerospace.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers - New Orleans Section (Local)*********

Two $75 awards to the best projects in Engineering (with emphasis on chemical engineering) in either Junior or Senior Divisions. The winners and their parents will be invited to a future dinner meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

American Meteorological Society (National)*********
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter (Local)********
Three awards for Senior Division projects related to energy:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient and teacher each receives $125.
(2) Distinguished Project award winner and teacher each will receive $75.
(3) Honorable Mention awardees and teacher each will receive $45.

American Psychological Association (National)*********

Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student in psychological science entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category related to psychology (e.g., animal sciences, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematical science, medicine & health).

American Society of Civil Engineers - New Orleans Branch (Local)*********

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $100 and a 3rd place award of $50 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Civil Engineering which build the quality of life, including soil, water the environment, structures, transportation and mapping. In addition, the teacher of each winning student will receive a $25 gift certificate.

American Welding Society – New Orleans Section (Local)*********

A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges' discretion.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation (National)*********
Association will provide one (1) award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

 

ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives (National)*********

Recognizes two high school projects in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 (ages 15-20) who seek innovative solutions to humanity's most challenging problems. Winners can be selected from any category and should convey intent in their research to solve a complex problem that involves social justice, environmental and economic prosperity. Recognized students will receive a certificate and will be nominated to enter for the Grand Prize, a trip to Arizona for the 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival. Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives is a program of Arizona State University - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Dr. Richard Bagnetto Memorial Award)*********
$50 Memorial Award in honor of Dr.Richard Bagnetto for best presentation aiding pediatric medicine or children in poverty.

Dr. William Bagnetto Memorial Award)*********
$50 Memorial Award in honor of Dr. William Bagnetto for best presentation providing help toward cure of pancreatic cancer, cancer, or Family Practice medicine.

Biophysics Award)*********
The Biophysics Award is presented for the best biophysics-related project by a high school student.

 

Broadcom MASTERS (National)*********

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in an SSP-affiliated fair with their science, engineering or math project.  The top 10% of participating projects are nominated to compete in the national competition.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation (Local)*********
$250 is to be divided with $200 to a submitting student and $50 to his/her sponsoring teacher to recognize an Outstanding Medical Research Project.

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (local)TBD
A $50 check and a certificate for an overall winner, for excellence in scientific achievement related to cancer research.

Core Element (local)*********
Core Element Core Element will provide a certificate and a scholarship worth $350 for a one week session at their 2017 Summer STEM Camp to a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who has an exceptional project in an area of computers, computer engineering or programming, robotics, or electrical engineering. The camps are structured for middle school students who have interests in STEM subjects. The student will have to submit all necessary registration information before the April 18th including application, essay, and letter of recommendation. The winner will choose their camp preference from the four camps being offered this summer including Coding, and Introduction to Robotics, or Advanced Robotics. A second place winner is recognized and is an alternate should the first place winner not be able to attend. More information about the Core Element STEM Camp can be found on the website: www.core4kids.org.

GENIUS (Global Environmental Issues) Olympiad (National))*********
(Global Environmental Issues) Olympiad will award certificates to two (2) projects which provide understanding and solutions to environmental problems using scientific knowledge. Projects need to be registered by April 1, 2017 to participate as a finalist at the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, New York June 12-17, 2017.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group (Local)*********

The winners will receive a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite you to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science (National)*********
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry (Local Chapter)*********

Award for an outstanding project by a female student in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Related Science.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter (Local)*********

1st and 2nd place Junior Division and Senior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

M.S. Benbow & Associates (Local)*********

First prize-$150; second prize-$100, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Mu Alpha Theta (National)*********
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or team project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school student. Components of the investigation may include, but are not limited to, mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category.

NASA EARTH System Science Award (National))*********
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to an individual or team project that exhibits a clear and focused pupose that displays an Earth systems science perspective, uses the scientific process, demonstrates a well-designed plan and data collection methods, as well as demonstrates understanding of interprestation and limitations of results and conclusions. Earth System science is teh study of complex interactions of the various components that make up our Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere and how Earth is constantly changing as each of these components interact.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (National)*********
NOAA will award a letter of congratulations, an award certificate, and a NOAA medallion to one individual student (middle or high school), selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's Science, Service, and Stewardship mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems, and resources.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board (Local)*********
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $100 check.

New Orleans Geological Society (Local)*********

For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.


New Orleans Section of NACE International (Local)*********

Lavigne Gatzke Sr. High and  Richard (Dick) Dannenberg Jr. High Student Awards - Students who demonstrate the best understanding of corrosion. 1st Place Students $200/ Teachers $200 & 2nd Place Students $100/Teachers $100 (both Senior and Junior Divisions).  Students, Teachers and Parent winners will also be invited to attend the June 26th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon at UNO.  Go to www.nace.org/nola for details.

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society********
Three awards will be given for outstanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Regeneron Science Talent Search (National)*********
Rising seniors are invited to enter the Regeneron STS and compete for more than $3.1 million in awards. 40 finalists are then invited to WAshington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work in public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top award of $250,000.

Ricoh Americas Corporation (National)*********
One individual or team project, selected from among all the general award categories, to be presented with a certificate recognizing their outstanding efforts in addressing issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable development in their science and engineering project.

Sierra Club, New Orleans Group (Local)TBD
Senior Division environmental projects: 1st place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. 2nd place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. Junior Division award: $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine.

Society for In Vitro Biology (National)*********
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate, a letter of congratulations and publicity in the society's newsletter on their website, www.sivb.org.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) (Local)*********

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for the "Best Engineering Project" as determined by our judges.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc. Delta Chapter (Local)*********

Junior Division - Energy Category, Relating to Oil Industry: (1) First Place student and teacher each $125, (2) Second Place student and teacher each $75.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize (National)*********
The best three (3) water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive an award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers-N.O. Branch (Local)*********

A 1st place award of $100 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Structural Engineering. Each Winner's School Science Teacher or Sponsor will also receive $50 award.

Tulane University School of Science and Engineering - Tulane Science Scholars Program*********

The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) with financial support from the Bruce J. Heim Foundation will give both a certificate and a full scholarship worth $1250 for a summer course to a 10th or 11th grade student who has an exceptional project in an area of science or engineering.  The TSSP is a selective program for rising juniors or seniors who have exceptional talent in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. The student will have to submit all necessary documents before the March 16th deadline including application, essay, letter of recommendation, and school transcript.  The winner will choose their preference from a list of several courses and receive three hours of college credit upon the completion of the course.  The winner may also live on campus during the course for a fee.  A second place winner is recognized and is an alternate should the first place winner not be able to attend.  More information about the TSSP can be found on the website: http://tssp.tulane.edu.

U.S. Air Force (National)*********

Four awards will be given to projects that best incorporate the studies of math, sciences and engineering and when possible, recognize projects that offer Air Force applicability. Each award package consists a laptop backpack, personal lunch bag, 3-in-1 calculator/picture frame/LCD digital clock, helicopter pen, and certificate.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (Local))*********
A plaque and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

U.S. Metric Association (National))*********
Association will award a certificate to the student whose project involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.

U.S. Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps Office of Naval Research (National)*********
Certificates of achievement and medallions will be presented to Junior Division winners. Senior Division winners will be presented with a certificate of achievement, a medallion, and award letter redeemable with the Technology Management Training Group Inc. for $50 gift cards redeemable online or in the store.  Winners must be US citizens to receive these awards.

U.S. Public Health Services (USPHS) (National)TBD
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General and the USPHS medallion for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through tobacco-free living, preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use, healthy eating, active living, injury and violence-free living, mental and emotional well-being, and reproductive and sexual health.

University of New Orleans WISE STEM Grant (Local)*********
The University of New Orleans would like to offer select students a one-time Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) STEM grant for the 2017-2018 award year.  This student must meet our admissions requirements as well as the WISE grant requirements.  Amount to be determined.

Women for a Better Louisiana (Local) *********
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. (National)
YSEA will award a certificate and medallion to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

Awards Archive

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2016 Special Awards in Conjunction with the Region IX Fair

(********* confirmed for 2016, more to come!)

 

Many scientific and governmental agencies give Special Awards in conjunction with the Region IX Fair. To register a special award for the 2016 GNOSEF, please go to SPECIAL AWARDS REGISTRATION.

 

 

2016 Special Awards with Trips!

ASM International Foundation (National)********www.asmfoundation.org 

Foundation will recognize the most outstanding 10th and 11th Grade High School (students going into 11th and 12th grade) exhibts in materials engineering science. First Place student winner is awarded a certificate, medallion, and all-expense-paid trip to a one-week materials camp in Ohio on july 31 to August 5, 2016. 2nd place winner is recognized and is an alternate should teh first place winner not be able to attend the materials camp. Note: Winners must meet Student Camp eligibility requiremetns found at: http://www.asminternational.org/foundation/students/materials-camps . Students, Teachers and Parents of winners will also be invited to attend the June 20th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon at UNO University Center. Go to www.nace.org/nola for details.

I-SWEEEP- International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment)*********

Project Olympiad

Awarded to top high school project selected in the categories of Energy, Engineering, or Environment whose display shows outstanding work in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation. The student and supervisor teacher (or parent ) will have the opportunity to attend I-SWEEEP in Houston, TX on April 26-May 1, 2016, with hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and pre-arranged luncheons, and local transportation. Transportation to and from Houston is the responsibility of the winner.Student needs to register their project before the application deadline - 10 days after reciept of the award (March 10, 2015).

2016 Special Awards

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Greater New Orleans Section AIAA(Local)*********

Awards will be given to the winning projects in both Junior and Senior Divisions in categories covering, related to, or having direct applications in aerospace.

American Meteorological Society (National)*********
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter (Local)*********
Three awards for Senior Division projects:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient and teacher each receives $125.
(2) Distinguished Project award winner and teacher each will receive $75.
(3) Honorable Mention awardees and teacher each will receive $45.

American Psychological Association (National)********

Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student in psychological science entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category related to psychology (e.g., animal sciences, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematical science, medicine & health).

American Welding Society – New Orleans Section (Local)*********

A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges' discretion.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation (National)*********
Association will provide one (1) award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

 

ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives (National)*********

Recognizes two high school projects in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 (ages 15-20) who seek innovative solutions to humanity's most challenging problems. Winners can be selected from any category and should convey intent in their research to solve a complex problem that involves social justice, environmental and economic prosperity. Recognized students will receive a certificate and will be nominated to enter for the Grand Prize, a trip to Arizona for the 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival.  Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives is a program of Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

 

Broadcom MASTERS (National)*********

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in an SSP-affiliated fair with their science, engineering or math project.  The top 10% of participating projects are nominated to compete in the national competition.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation (Local)*********
The $500.00 check is to be divided $250.00 in support of the GNOSEF and $250.00 to be divided $200 to the submitting student and $50 to the sponsoring teacher to recognize an Outstanding Medical Research Project.

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans)*********

A $50 check and a certificate for an overall winner, for excellence in scientific achievement related to cancer research.

GENIUS Olympiad (National))*********
GENIUS (Global Environmental Issues) Olympiad will award certificates to two (2) projects which provide understanding and solutions to environmental problems using scientific knowledge. Projects need to be registered by April 4, 2016 to participate as a finalist at the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, New York June 12-17, 2016.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group (Local)*********

The winners will receive a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite you to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science (National)*********
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry (Local Chapter)*********

Award for an outstanding project by a female student in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Related Science.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter (Local)*********

1st and 2nd place Junior Division and Senior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

M.S. Benbow & Associates (Local)*********

First prize-$75; second prize-$50, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Mu Alpha Theta (National)*********
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or team project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school student. Components of the investigation may include, but are not limited to, mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category.

NASA EARTH System Science Award (National)********NEW

Organization will provide one (1) certificate to an individual or team project that exhibits a clear and focused pupose that displays an Earth systems science perspective, uses the scientific process, demonstrates a well-designed plan and data collection methods, as well as demonstrates understanding of interprestation and limitations of results and conclusions. Earth System science is teh study of complex interactions of the various components that make up our Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere and how Earth is constantly changing as each of these components interact.

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (National)*********
NOAA will award a letter of congratulations, an award certificate, and a NOAA medallion to one individual student (middle or high school), selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's Science, Service, and Stewardship mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems, and resources.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board (Local)*********
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $100 check.

New Orleans Geological Society (Local))*********

For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.


New Orleans Section of NACE International (Local)*********

Lavigne Gatzke Sr. High and  Richard (Dick) Dannenberg Jr. High Student Awards - Students who demonstrate the best understanding of corrosion. 1st Place Students $200/ Teachers $200 & 2nd Place Students $100/Teachers $100 (both Senior and Junior Divisions).  Students, Teachers and Parent winners will also be invited to attend the June 20th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon.  Go to www.nace.org/nola for details.

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society (Local)

Three awards will be given for outstanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Ricoh Americas Corporation (National)*********
One individual or team project, selected from among all the general award categories, to be presented with a certificate recognizing their outstanding efforts in addressing issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable development in their science and engineering project.

Sierra Club, New Orleans Group (Local)

Senior Division environmental projects: 1st place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. 2nd place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. Junior Division award: $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine.

Society for In Vitro Biology (National)*********
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate, a letter of congratulations and publicity in the society's newsletter on their website, www.sivb.org.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) (Local)*********

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for the "Best Engineering Project" as determined by our judges.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc. Delta Chapter (Local)*********

Junior Division - Energy Category, Relating to Oil Industry: (1) First Place student and teacher each $125, (2) Second Place student and teacher each $75; (3) Third Place award winner and teacher will each receive $50.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize (National)*********
The best three (3) water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive an award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers-N.O. Branch (Local)*********

A 1st place award of $100 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Structural Engineering. Each Winner's School Science Teacher or Sponsor will also receive $50 award.

Tulane University School of Science and Engineering - Tulane Science Scholars Program********* 

  The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) with financial support from the Bruce J. Heim Foundation will give both a certificate and a full scholarship worth $1250 for a summer course to a 10th or 11th grade student who has an exceptional project in an area of science or engineering.  The TSSP is a selective program for rising juniors or seniors who have exceptional talent in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. The student will have to submit all necessary documents before the March 16th deadline including application, essay, letter of recommendation, and school transcript.  The winner will choose their preference from a list of several courses and receive three hours of college credit upon the completion of the course.  The winner may also live on campus during the course for a fee.  A second place winner is recognized and is an alternate should the first place winner not be able to attend.  More information about the TSSP can be found on the website: http://tssp.tulane.edu.

 

U.S. Air Force (National)*********

Awards will be given to projects that best incorporate the studies of math, sciences and engineering and when possible, recognize projects that offer Air Force applicability.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (Local) *********                                                                                A plaque and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

U.S. Metric Association (National)*********
Association will award a certificate to the student whose project involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.

U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General's Science Award (National))*********
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General and the USPHS medallion for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through tobacco-free living, preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use, healthy eating, active living, injury and violence-free living, mental and emotional well-being, and reproductive and sexual health.

Women for a Better Louisiana (Local) *********
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. (National)*********
YSEA will award a certificate to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.
  Winner must complete the AWARD ACCEPTANCE FORM online to receive a formal award certificate, suitable for framing, and a pewter medallion.

Awards Archive

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2015 Special Awards in Conjunction with the Region IX Fair

(********* confirmed for 2015, more to come!)

 

Many scientific and governmental agencies give Special Awards in conjunction with the Region IX Fair. To register a special award for the 2015 GNOSEF, please go to SPECIAL AWARDS REGISTRATION.

 

 

2015 Special Awards with Trips!

ASM International Foundation (National) www.asmfoundation.org  *********

Foundation will recognize the most outstanding exhibits in materials engineering science. First Place Student winner is awarded a certificate, medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to a one-week materials camp in Ohio on July -13 to 19, 2015.  2nd place winner is recognized and is an alternate should the first place winner not be able to attend the materials camp. NOTE:  Winner must meet Student Camp eligibility requirements found at:http://www.asminternational.org/foundation/students/materials-camps .  Student, Teachers and Parent of winners will also be invited to attend the June 22th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon.  Go to www.nace.org/nola for details.

I-SWEEEP- International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment)

Project Olympiad *********

Awarded to top high school project selected in the categories of Energy, Engineering, or Environment whose display shows outstanding work in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation. The student and supervisor teacher (or parent ) will have the opportunity to attend I-SWEEEP in Houston, TX on May 7th-11th, 2015, with hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and pre-arranged luncheons, and local transportation. Transportation to and from Houston is the responsibility of the winner.Student needs to register their project before the application deadline - 10 days after reciept of the award (March 10, 2015).

2015 Special Awards

American Meteorological Society (National) *********
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter (Local) *********
Three awards for Senior Division projects related to the petroleum industry:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient and teacher each receives $150.
(2) Distinguished Project award winner and teacher each will receive $100.
(3) Honorable Mention awardees and teacher each will receive $50.

American Psychological Association (National) *********

Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student in psychological science entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category related to psychology (e.g., animal sciences, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematical science, medicine & health).

American Welding Society – New Orleans Section (Local) *********

A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges' discretion.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation (National) *********
Association will provide one (1) award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives (National) ********* NEW

Recognizes two high school projects in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 (ages 15-20) who seek innovative solutions to humanity's most challenging problems. Winners can be selected from any category and should convey intent in their research to solve a complex problem that involves social justice, environmental and economic prosperity. Recognized students will receive a certificate and will be nominated to enter for the Grand Prize, a trip to Arizona for the 2016 Sustainability Solutions Festival.  Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives is a program of Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Broadcom MASTERS (National) *********

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in an SSP-affiliated fair with their science, engineering or math project.  The top 10% of participating projects are nominated to compete in the national competition.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation (Local) *********
The $500.00 check is to be divided $250.00 in support of the GNOSEF and $250.00 to be divided $200 to the submitting student and $50 to the sponsoring teacher to recognize an Outstanding Medical Research Project.

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans

A $50 check and a certificate for an overall winner, for excellence in scientific achievement related to cancer research.

Dr. Daniel Stewart’s Young Scientist Award (Local)

A certificate award is given to the junior division project that best demonstrates the scientific method of inquiry.

Dr. James Truett Stewart, Sr. Scientific Method Award (Local)

A Certificate for first place, a Certificate for second place and a Certificate for third place for the Best Senior Division projects demonstrating the scientific method of inquiry

 

GENIUS Olympiad (National) *********
GENIUS (Global Environmental Issues) Olympiad will award certificates to two (2) projects which provide understanding and solutions to environmental problems using scientific knowledge. Projects need to be registered by April 4, 2015 to participate as a finalist at the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, New York June 14-19, 2015.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group (Local) *********

The winners will receive a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite you to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science (National) *********
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry (Local Chapter) *********

Award for an outstanding project by a female student in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Related Science.

LaWana Stewart's Hum Dinger Chemistry Award (Local)

Award for the best use of the Scientific Method in Chemistry.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter (Local) *********

1st and 2nd place Junior Division and Senior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

M.S. Benbow & Associates (Local) *********

First prize-$75; second prize-$50, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Mu Alpha Theta (National) *********
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or team project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school student. Components of the investigation may include, but are not limited to, mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (National) *********
NOAA will award one certificate and NOAA lapel pin to one individual student (middle or high school), selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's Science, Service, and Stewardship mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems, and resources.

National Society of Black Engineers New Orleans Professional Section (Local)

A $50 award will be presented to a Senior Division minority student with an outstanding project in Engineering;a $50 award will be presented to a Junior Division minority student with an outstanding project in Engineering.

National Society of Professional Engineers (National)

The National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Industry will award one NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award certificate and lapel pin to the most outstanding engineering project in grades 7-12. One (1) $1,000 National NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award will be given to a finalist chosen from the pool of Regional Award Winners from around the country. To be considered the student’s project “Award Acceptance Form” must be sent to NSPE HQ no later than September 1, 2013. The winner will be announced November 1, 2013.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board (Local) *********
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $100 check.

New Orleans Geological Society (Local) *********

For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.


New Orleans Section of NACE International (Local) *********

Lavigne Gatzke Sr. High and  Richard (Dick) Dannenberg Jr. High Student Awards - Students who demonstrate the best understanding of corrosion. 1st Place Students $200/ Teachers $200 & 2nd Place Students $100/Teachers $100 (both Senior and Junior Divisions).  Students, Teachers and Parent winners will also be invited to attend the June 22nd NACE/ASM recognition luncheon.  Go to www.nace.org/nola for details.

Office of Naval Research (U.S. Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps) (National) *********
Certificates of achievement and medallions will be presented to Junior Division winners. Senior Division winners will be presented with a certificate of achievement, a medallion, and award letter redeemable with the Technology Management Training Group Inc. for $50 gift cards redeemable online or in the store.  Winners must be US citizens to receive these awards.

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society (Local)  *********

Three awards will be given for outstanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Ricoh Americas Corporation (National) *********
One individual or team project, selected from among all the general award categories, to be presented with a certificate recognizing their outstanding efforts in addressing issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable development in their science and engineering project.

Sierra Club, New Orleans Group (Local)

Senior Division environmental projects: 1st place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. 2nd place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. Junior Division award: $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine.

Society for In Vitro Biology (National) *********
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate, a letter of congratulations and publicity in the society's newsletter on their website, www.sivb.org.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) (Local) *********

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for the "Best Engineering Project" as determined by our judges.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc. Delta Chapter (Local) *********

Junior Division - Energy Category, Relating to Oil Industry: (1) First Place student and teacher each $125, (2) Second Place student and teacher each $75; (3) Third Place award winner and teacher will each receive $50.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize (National)
The best three (3) water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive an award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers-N.O. Branch (Local) *********

A 1st place award of $100 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Structural Engineering. Each Winner's School Science Teacher or Sponsor will also receive $50 award.

Tulane University School of Science and Engineering - Tulane Science Scholars Program  *********   NEW                                                  The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) with financial support from the Bruce J. Heim Foundation will give both a certificate and a full scholarship worth $1250 for a summer course to a 10th or 11th grade student who has an exceptional project in an area of science or engineering.  The TSSP is a selective program for rising juniors or seniors who have exceptional talent in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. The student will have to submit all necessary documents before the March 16th deadline including application, essay, letter of recommendation, and school transcript.  The winner will choose their preference from a list of several courses and receive three hours of college credit upon the completion of the course.  The winner may also live on campus during the course for a fee.  A second place winner is recognized and is an alternate should the first place winner not be able to attend.  More information about the TSSP can be found on the website: http://tssp.tulane.edu.

 

U.S. Air Force (National) *********

Awards will be given to projects that best incorporate the studies of math, sciences and engineering and when possible, recognize projects that offer Air Force applicability.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (Local) *********                                                                                A plaque and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

U.S. Metric Association (National) *********
Association will award a certificate to the student whose project involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.

U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General's Science Award (National) *********
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General and the USPHS medallion for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through tobacco-free living, preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use, healthy eating, active living, injury and violence-free living, mental and emotional well-being, and reproductive and sexual health.

Women for a Better Louisiana (Local) *********
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. (National) *********
YSEA will award a certificate to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.
  Winner must complete the AWARD ACCEPTANCE FORM online to receive a formal award certificate, suitable for framing, and a pewter medallion.

2014 Special Awards in Conjunction with the Region IX Fair

(********* confirmed for 2014)

 

Many scientific and governmental agencies give Special Awards in conjunction with the Region IX Fair. To register a special award for the 2014 GNOSEF, please go to SPECIAL AWARDS REGISTRATION.

 

2014 Special Awards with Trips!

ASM International Foundation (National) *********

Foundation will recognize the most outstanding exhibits in materials engineering science. First Place Student winner is awarded a certificate, medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to a one-week materials camp in Ohio on July 20-26.  2nd place winner is recognized and is an alternate should the first place winner not be able to attend the materials camp. Winner must meet Student Camp eligibility requirements. www.asmfoundation.org.  Student winners will also be invited to attend the June 27th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon.

I-SWEEEP- International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment)

Project Olympiad *********

Awarded to top high school project selected in the categories of Energy, Engineering, or Environment whose display shows outstanding work in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation. The student and supervisor teacher (or parent ) will have the opportunity to attend I-SWEEEP 2014 in Houston, TX on April 30th-May 5th, 2014, with hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and pre-arranged luncheons, and local transportation. Transportation to and from Houston is the responsibility of the winner.Students need to register their projects before the application deadline (March 1, 2014) to reserve their spots.

2014 Special Awards

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Greater New Orleans Section (Local)

An award will be given to the winners in both Junior and Senior Divisions from one of the following categories: Space Science, Engineering or Physics.

American Meteorological Society (National) *********
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter (Local) *********
Three awards for Senior Division projects related to the petroleum industry:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient and teacher each receives $150.
(2) Distinguished Project award winner and teacher each will receive $100.
(3) Honorable Mention awardees and teacher each will receive $50.

American Psychological Association (National) *********

Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student in psychological science entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category related to psychology (e.g., animal sciences, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematical science, medicine & health).

American Welding Society – New Orleans Section (Local) *********

A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges' discretion.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation (National) *********
Association will provide one (1) award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

Broadcom MASTERS (National) ********

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in an SSP-affiliated fair with their science, engineering or math project.  The top 10% of participating projects are nominated to compete in the national competition.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation (Local) *********
The $500 check is to be divided equally, $250 in support of the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair and $250 to be divided between a submitting student ($200) and his/her sponsoring teacher ($50) to recognize an Outstanding Medical Research Project.

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans *********

A $50 check and a certificate for an overall winner, for excellence in scientific achievement related to cancer research.

Dr. Daniel Stewart’s Young Scientist Award (Local) *********

A certificate award is given to the junior division project that best demonstrates the scientific method of inquiry.

Dr. James Truett Stewart, Sr. Scientific Method Award (Local) *********

A Certificate for first place, a Certificate for second place and a Certificate for third place for the Best Senior Division projects demonstrating the scientific method of inquiry

 

GENIUS Olympiad (National) *********
GENIUS (Global Environmental Issues) Olympiad will award certificates to two (2) projects which provide understanding and solutions to environmental problems using scientific knowledge. Projects need to be registered by April 1, 2013 to participate as a finalist at the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, New York June 15-20, 2014.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group (Local) *********

The winners will receive a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite you to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science (National) *********
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry (Local Chapter) *********

Award for an outstanding project by a female student in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Related Science.

LaWana Stewart's Hum Dinger Chemistry Award (Local) *********

Award for the best use of the Scientific Method in Chemistry.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter (Local) *********

1st and 2nd place Junior Division and Senior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

M.S. Benbow & Associates (Local) *********

First prize-$75; second prize-$50, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Mu Alpha Theta (National) *********
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or group project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school student. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (National) *********
NOAA will award one certificate and NOAA lapel pin to a student, selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's Science, Service, and Stewardship mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems, and resources.

National Society of Black Engineers New Orleans Professional Section (Local) *********

A $50 award will be presented to a Senior Division minority student with an outstanding project in Engineering;a $50 award will be presented to a Junior Division minority student with an outstanding project in Engineering.

National Society of Professional Engineers (National)

The National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Industry will award one NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award certificate and lapel pin to the most outstanding engineering project in grades 7-12. One (1) $1,000 National NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award will be given to a finalist chosen from the pool of Regional Award Winners from around the country. To be considered the student’s project “Award Acceptance Form” must be sent to NSPE HQ no later than September 1, 2013. The winner will be announced November 1, 2013.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board (Local) *********
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $100 check.

New Orleans Geological Society (Local) *********

For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.


New Orleans Section of NACE International (Local) *********

Lavigne Gatzke Sr. High & Richard (Dick) Dannenberg Jr. High Student Awards - Students who demonstrate the best understanding of corrosion. 1st Place Students $100/ Teachers $100 & 2nd Place Students $50/Teachers $50 (both Senior and Junior Divisions).  Student winners will also be invited to attend the June 28th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon.

Odebrecht Construction (Local)

Chief Engineer Award recipient/teacher receive $100 & a Plaque. Lead Engineer Award recipient/teacher receive $75. Senior Engineer Award recipient/teacher receive $50. Young Leader Recognition with invitation to a job site under construction.

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society (Local)  *********

Three awards will be given for outstanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Ricoh Americas Corporation (National) *********
One individual or team project, selected from among all the general award categories, whose technological and scientific innovations best reflect the principles of sustainability-balancing economic development with environmental responsibility.

Sierra Club, New Orleans Group (Local) *********

Senior Division environmental projects: 1st place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. 2nd place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. Junior Division award: $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine.

Society for In Vitro Biology (National) *********
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate, a letter of congratulations and publicity in the society's newsletter on their website, www.sivb.org.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) (Local) *********

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for the "Best Engineering Project" as determined by our judges.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc. Delta Chapter (Local) *********

Junior Division - Energy Category, Relating to Oil Industry: (1) First Place student and teacher each $125, (2) Second Place student and teacher each $75; (3) Third Place award winner and teacher will each receive $50.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize (National) *********
The best three (3) water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive an award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers-N.O. Branch (Local) *********

A 1st place award of $100 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Structural Engineering. Each Winner's School Science Teacher or Sponsor will also receive $50 award.

U.S. Air Force (National) *********

Four awards will be given to projects that best incorporate the studies of math, sciences and engineering and when possible, recognize projects that offer Air Force applicability. Each award package consists a laptop backpack, personal lunch bag, 3-in-1 calculator/picture frame/LCD digital clock, helicopter pen, and certificate.

U.S. Army (National) *********
The Army Awards Program provides recognition to outstanding student exhibitors in the categories of Engineering, Environmental Sciencees, Life Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Sciences, and Physical Sciences.  Exhibitors in grades 9 through 12 are eligible for recognition. Five Army category winners (as above) will each receive a certificate of achievement, a presentation folder and tangible award (polo shirt or messenger bag).  The best of these five will also receive the Department of Army's bronze medallion for science/engineering excellence.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (Local) *********

A plaque and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

U.S. Metric Association (National) *********
Association will award a certificate to the student whose project involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.

U.S. Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps (National) *********
Certificates of achievement presented to Junior Division winners. A certificate of achievement, a medallion, and a $50 gift certificate will be presented to Senior Division winners. Exhibitors must be US citizens to receive these awards.

U.S. Public Health Services (USPHS) (National) *********
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General and the USPHS medallion for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through tobacco-free living, preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use, healthy eating, active living, injury and violence-free living, mental and emotional well-being, and reproductive and sexual health.

Women for a Better Louisiana (Local) *********
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. (National) *********
YSEA will award a certificate to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

 

2013 Special Awards with Trips!

ASM International Foundation (National)

Foundation will recognize the most outstanding exhibits in materials engineering science. First Place Student winner is awarded a certificate, medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to a one-week materials camp in Ohio on July 14-20.  2nd place winner is recognized and is an alternate should the first place winner not be able to attend the materials camp. Winner must meet Student Camp eligibility requirements. www.asmfoundation.org.  Student winners will also be invited to attend the June 28th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon.

I-SWEEEP- International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment)

Project Olympiad

Awarded to top high school project (individual or team of 2) selected in the categories of Energy, Engineering, or Environment whose display shows outstanding work in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation. The student(s) and supervisor teacher (or parent ) will have the opportunity to attend I-SWEEEP 2013 in Houston, TX on May 8th-13th, with hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and pre-arranged luncheons, and local transportation. Transportation to and from Houston is the responsibility of the winner.

 

2013 Special Awards

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Greater New Orleans Section (Local)

An award will be given to the winners in both Junior and Senior Divisions from one of the following categories: Space Science, Engineering or Physics.

American Meteorological Society (National)
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter (Local)
Three awards for Senior Division projects related to the petroleum industry:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient and teacher each receives $150.
(2) Distinguished Project award winner and teacher each will receive $100.
(3) Honorable Mention awardees and teacher each will receive $50.

American Psychological Association (National)

Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student in psychological science entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category related to psychology (e.g., animal sciences, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematical science, medicine & health).

American Welding Society – New Orleans Section (Local)

A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges' discretion.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation (National)
Association will provide one (1) award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

Broadcom MASTERS (National)

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in an SSP-affiliated fair with their science, engineering or math project, and are nominated to compete in the national competition

Bruce J. Heim Foundation (Local)
The $500 check is to be divided equally, $250 in support of the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair and $250 to be divided equally between a submitting student and his/her sponsoring teacher to recognize an Outstanding Medical Research Project.

Dr. Daniel Stewart’s Young Scientist Award (Local)

A certificate award is given to the junior division project that best demonstrates the scientific method of inquiry.

Dr. James Truett Stewart, Sr. Scientific Method Award (Local)

A Certificate for first place, a Certificate for second place and a Certificate for third place for the Best Senior Division projects demonstrating the scientific method of inquiry

 

GENIUS Olympiad (National)
GENIUS Olympiad will award certificates to two (2) projects which provide understanding and solutions to environmental problems using scientific knowledge. Projects need to be registered by April 1, 2013 to participate as a finalist at the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, New York.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group (Local)

The winners will receive a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite you to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science (National)
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry (Local Chapter)

Award for an outstanding project by a female student in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Related Science.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter (Local)

1st and 2nd place Junior Division and Senior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

M.S. Benbow & Associates (Local)

First prize-$75; second prize-$50, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Mu Alpha Theta (National)
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or group project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school student. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (National)
NOAA will award one certificate and NOAA medallion to a student, selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's Science, Service, and Stewardship mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems, and resources.

National Society of Professional Engineers (National)

The National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Industry will award one NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award certificate and lapel pin to the most outstanding engineering project in grades 7-12. One (1) $1,000 National NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award will be given to a finalist chosen from the pool of Regional Award Winners from around the country. To be considered the student’s project “Award Acceptance Form” must be sent to NSPE HQ no later than September 1, 2013. The winner will be announced November 1, 2013.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board (Local)
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $100 check.

New Orleans Geological Society (Local)

For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.


New Orleans Section of NACE International (Local)

Lavigne Gatzke Sr. High & Richard (Dico) Dannenberg Jr. High Student Awards - Students who demonstrate the best understanding of corrosion. 1st Place Students $100/ Teachers $100 & 2nd Place Students $50/Teachers $50 (both Senior and Junior Divisions).  Student winners will also be invited to attend the June 28th NACE/ASM recognition luncheon.

Odebrecht Construction (Local)

Chief Engineer Award recipient/teacher receive $100 & a Plaque. Lead Engineer Award recipient/teacher receive $75. Senior Engineer Award recipient/teacher receive $50. Young Leader Recognition with invitation to a job site under construction.

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society (Local)

Three awards will be given for outstanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Ricoh Americas Corporation (National)
One individual or team project, selected from among all the general award categories, whose technological and scientific innovations best reflect the principles of sustainability-balancing economic development with environmental responsibility.

Sierra Club, New Orleans Group (Local)

Senior Division environmental projects: 1st place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. 2nd place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. Junior Division award: $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine.

Society for In Vitro Biology (National)
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate, a letter of congratulations and publicity in the society's newsletter on their website, www.sivb.org.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc. Delta Chapter (Local)

Junior Division - Energy Category, Relating to Oil Industry: (1) First Place student and teacher each $125, (2) Second Place student and teacher each $75; (3) Third Place award winner and teacher will each receive $50.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize (National)
The best three (3) water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive an award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

U.S. Air Force (National)

Four awards will be given to projects that best incorporate the studies of math, sciences and engineering and when possible, recognize projects that offer Air Force applicability. Each award package consists a Victory Sport Bag, Sonic Sound Speaker, Junior Tech Organizer, and certificate.

U.S. Army (National)
The Department of the Army will provide awards for scientific/engineering excellence to student exhibitors in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12, in the categories of Engineering, Environmental Science (may include projects in Earth and Planetary Sciences or Environmental Sciences), Mathematics/Computer Science, Life Sciences (may include projects in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Animal Sciences, or Plant Sciences), and Physical Sciences (may include projects in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics). Winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a tangible award. The best project from the five areas will also receive a bronze medallion and a messenger bag.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (Local)

A plaque, one year's subscription to Agricultural Research, and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

U.S. Metric Association (National)
Association will award a certificate to the student whose project involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.

U.S. Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps (National)
Certificates of achievement presented to Junior Division winners. A certificate of achievement, a medallion, and a $50 gift certificate will be presented to Senior Division winners. Exhibitors must be US citizens to receive these awards.

U.S. Public Health Services (USPHS) (National)
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General and the USPHS medallion for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through tobacco-free living, preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use, healthy eating, active living, injury and violence-free living, mental and emotional well-being, and reproductive and sexual health.

Women for a Better Louisiana (Local)
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. (National)
YSEA will award a certificate and medallion to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

 

2012 Awards

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Greater New Orleans Section (Local)

An award will be given to the winners in both Junior and Senior Divisions from one of the following categories: Space Science, Engineering or Physics.

American Meteorological Society (National)
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter (Local)
Three awards for Senior Division projects related to the petroleum industry:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient and teacher each receives $150.
(2) Distinguished Project award winner and teacher each will receive $100.
(3) Honorable Mention awardees and teacher each will receive $50.

American Physiological Society (National)

Most outstanding science fair project in Life Sciences awarded by the American Physiological Society. The winning student will receive an APS tshirt, APS certificate, and a "Physiology Researcher" lapel pin. The teacher of the winning student will receive a resource packet and an APS resource book.

American Psychological Association (National)

Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student in psychology entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category related to psychology (e.g., animal sciences, computer science, environmental science, medicine & health).

 

American Society of Civil Engineers – N.O. Branch (Local)

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $100 and a 3rd place award of $50 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Civil Engineering which build the quality of life, including soil, water the environment, structures, transportation and mapping. In addition, the teacher of each winning student will receive a $25 gift certificate.

 

 American Welding Society – New Orleans Section (Local)

A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges' discretion.

ASM International Foundation (National)

Foundation will recognize the most outstanding exhibit in materials engineering science.  Student winner is awarded a certificate and an all-expense-paid trip to a one-week materials camp in Ohio in July.  2nd place winner is recognized and is eligible to apply for the all-expense-paid materials camp.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation (National)
Association will provide one award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

Broadcom MASTERS (National)

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in an SSP-affiliated fair with their science, engineering or math project, and are nominated to compete in the national competition.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation (Local)
The $500 check is to be divided equally, $250 in support of the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair and $250 to be divided equally between a submitting student and his/her sponsoring teacher to recognize an Outstanding Medical Research Project.

Chlorine Chapter Iota Sigma Pi (Local)

A $35 cash award, t-shirt and plaque to an outstanding project by a female student in one of the following areas: Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry.

 

Dr. Daniel Stewart’s Young Scientist Award (Local)

A certificate and cash award given to the junior division project that best demonstrates the scientific method of inquiry.

 

Dr. James Truett Stewart, Sr. Scientific Method Award (Local)

A certificate and cash award for the best Senior Division project demonstrating the scientific method of inquiry.

 

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group (Local)

The winners will receive a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite you to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

 

Harahan Rotary Club (Local)

One $100 award for a project that demonstrates qualities valued by the Rotary including public service, improvement of the community, humanitarian efforts, and advancement in international understanding, goodwill and peace.

 

Intel Excellence in Computer Science (National)
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

 

M.S. Benbow & Associates (Local)

First prize-$75; second prize-$50, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

 

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter (Local)

1st and 2nd place Junior Division and Senior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

 

Mu Alpha Theta (National)
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or group project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern mathematics. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category. Award winners will be listed on Mu Alpha Theta's website.

 

National Society of Professional Engineers (National)

The National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Industry will award one (1) certificate and NSPE Innovative Engineering Award lapel pin to the most outstanding engineering project in grades 7-12. One (1) $1,000 National NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award will be given to a finalist chosen from the pool of Regional Award Winners from around the country. To be considered the student’s project “Award Acceptance Form” must be sent to NSPE HQ no later than September 1, 2010. The Winner will be announced November 1, 2010.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board (Local)
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $200 U.S. Savings Bond.

New Orleans Geological Society (Local)

For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.

New Orleans Section of NACE International (Local)

Lavigne Gatzke Sr. High & Richard (Dico) Dannenberg Jr. High Student Awards - Students who demonstrate the best understanding of corrosion. 1st Place Students $100/ Teachers $100 & 2nd Place Students $50/Teachers $50 (both Senior and Junior Divisions).

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National)
NOAA will award one certificate and NOAA medallion to a student, selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

Odebrecht Construction (Local)

Three awards for each division project related to the Engineering & Science:
(1) Chief Engineer Award recipient and teacher each receives $100 & a Plaque
(2) Lead Engineer Award recipient and teacher each receives $75 & a Certificate
(3) Senior Engineer Award and teacher each will receive $50 & a Certificate

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society (Local)

Three awards will be given for outstanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Ricoh Americas Corporation (National)
One individual or team project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.

Sierra Club, New Orleans Group (Local)

Senior Division environmental projects: 1st place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. 2nd place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. Junior Division award: $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine.

Society for In Vitro Biology (National)
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate, a letter of congratulations and publicity in the society's newsletter on their website, www.sivb.org.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) (Local)

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for the "Best Engineering Project" as determined by our judges.

Society of Women Engineers - Greater New Orleans Section (Local)

A $50 award will be presented to a Senior Divison female with an outstanding project in Engineering; a $50 award will be presented to a Junior Division female with an outstanding project in Math & Computers, Physical, or Earth & Space Sciences.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize (National)
The best three water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive and award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers-N.O. Branch (Local)

A 1st place award of $100 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Structural Engineering. Each Winner's School Science Teacher or Sponsor will also receive $50 award.

U.S. Army (National)
The Department of the Army will provide awards for scientific/engineering excellence to student exhibitors in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12, in the categories of Engineering, Environmental Science (may include projects in Earth and Space or Environmental Sciences), Mathematics/Computer Science, Life Sciences (may include projects in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Animal Sciences, or Plant Sciences), and Physical Sciences (may include projects in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics). Winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a tangible award. The best project from the five areas will also receive a bronze medallion.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (Local)

A plaque, one year's subscription to Agricultural Research, and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

U.S. Metric Association (National)
Association will award a certificate to the student in the senior division whose project involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.

U.S. Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps (National)
Certificates of accomplishments presented to Junior Division winners. A certificate and $50 gift certificate will be presented to Senior Division winners. Exhibitors must be US citizens to receive these awards.

U.S. Public Health Services (National)
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through the benefit of physical activity, balanced nutrition, injury prevention, and avoidance of tobacco and substance abuse.

Women for a Better Louisiana (Local)
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. (National)
YSEA will award a certificate and medallion to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

 

2011 Local Awards

AIAA Greater New Orleans Chapter

Chapter will award $100 to the best senior engineering/aerospace/scientific project and $50 for the best junior engineering/aerospace/scientific project .

American Welding Society - New Orleans Section

A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges' discretion.

American Meteorological Society
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter

Three awards for Senior Division projects related to the petroleum industry:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient and teacher each receives $150.
(2) Distinguished Project award winner and teacher each receives $100.
(3) Honorable Mention awardees and teacher each will receive $50.

ASM Materials Education Foundation
Foundation will award one (1) medallion & certificate recognizing the most outstanding exhibit in materials engineering science. Student is invited to attend ASM materials camps. All expenses paid. Student must register and meet the ASM camp criteria by March.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation
The $750 check is to be divided, $500 in support of the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair and $250 to be divided equally between a submitting student and his/her sponsoring teacher to recognize an Outstanding Medical Research Project.

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans

A $50 check and a certificate for an overall winner, for excellence in scientific achievement related to cancer research.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group

The winners will receive a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter

1st and 2nd place Junior Division and Senior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $200 Savings Bond.

New Orleans Section of NACE International

To students & teachers best demonstrating knowledge in corrosion science. Sr High $100 1st Place; $50 2nd Place. Jr High $100 1st Place; $50 2nd Place

NACE NOLA/ASM Foundation

NACE will sponsor 11th or 12th grade student ASM Foundation winner to attend the Summer ASM Materials Science Camp in Cleveland. Note Student must meet camp ASM qualifications.

New Orleans Geological Society

For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society

Three awards will be given for outstanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Sierra Club, New Orleans Group

Senior Division environmental projects: 1st place award of $50 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. 2nd place award of $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine. Junior Division award: $25 and a subscription to the Sierra magazine.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc.
Junior Division for the Energy Category:
(1) First Place award winner and teacher each receives $125.
(2) Second Place award winner and teacher each receives $75.
(3) Third Place award winner and teacher each receives $50.

Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers-N.O. Branch

A 1st place award of $100 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Structural Engineering. Each Winner's School Science Teacher or Sponsor will also receive $50 award.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service

A plaque, one year's subscription to Agricultural Research, and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

Women for a Better Louisiana
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

2011 National Awards

American Meteorological Society
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Physiological Society

Most outstanding science fair project in Life Sciences awarded by the American Physiological Society. The winning student will receive an APS tshirt, APS certificate, and a "Physiology Researcher" lapel pin. The teacher of the winning student will receive a resource packet and an APS resource book.

American Psychological Association (APA)
Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student in psychology entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category related to psychology (e.g., animal sciences, computer science, environmental science, medicine & health).

ASM International Foundation
Foundation will award one (1) medallion & certificate recognizing the most outstanding exhibit in materials engineering science.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation
Association will provide one award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

Broadcom MASTERS

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in an SSP-affiliated fair with their science, engineering or math project, and are nominated to compete in the national competition.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

Mu Alpha Theta
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or group project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern mathematics. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category. Award winners will be listed on Mu Alpha Theta's website.

National Society of Professional Engineers
The National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Industry will award one (1) certificate and NSPE Innovative Engineering Award lapel pin to the most outstanding engineering project in grades 7-12. One (1) $1,000 National NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award will be given to a finalist chosen from the pool of Regional Award Winners from around the country. To be considered the student’s project “Award Acceptance Form” must be sent to NSPE HQ no later than September 1, 2010. The Winner will be announced November 1, 2010.

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA will award one certificate and NOAA medallion to a student, selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

Ricoh Americas Corporation
One individual or team project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.

Society for In Vitro Biology
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate, a letter of congratulations  and publicity in the society's newsletter on their website, www.sivb.org.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The best three water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive and award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

U.S. Army
The Department of the Army will provide awards for scientific/engineering excellence to student exhibitors in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12, in the categories of Engineering, Environmental Science (may include projects in Earth and Space or Environmental Sciences), Mathematics/Computer Science, Life Sciences (may include projects in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Animal Sciences, or Plant Sciences), and Physical Sciences (may include projects in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics). Winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a tangible award. The best project from the five areas will also receive a bronze medallion.

U.S. Department of the Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps
Certificates of accomplishments presented to Junior Division winners. A certificate and $50 gift certificate will be presented to Senior Division winners. Exhibitors must be US citizens to receive these awards.

U.S. Metric Association
Association will award a certificate to the student in the senior division whose project involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.

U.S. Public Health Services
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through the benefit of physical activity, balanced nutrition, injury prevention, and avoidance of tobacco and substance abuse.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.
YSEA will award a certificate and medallion to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

2010 Local Awards

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter

Three awards for Senior Division projects related to the petroleum industry:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient and teacher each receives $150.
(2) Distinguished Project award winner and teacher each receives $100.
(3) Honorable Mention awardees and teacher each will receive $50.

American Society of Civil Engineers - N. O. Branch

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $100 and a 3rd place award of $50 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Civil Engineering which build the quality of life, including soil, water the environment, structures, transportation and mapping. In addition, the teacher of each winning student will receive a $25 gift certificate.

American Welding Society - New Orleans Section

A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges' discretion.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation
The $500 check is to be divided equally, $250 in support of the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair and $250 to be divided equally between a submitting student and his/her sponsoring teacher to recognize an Outstanding Medical Research Project.

Chlorine Chapter Iota Sigma Pi

A $35 cash award, t-shirt and plaque to an outstanding project by a female student in one of the following areas: Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry.

Daniel Stewarts Young Scientist Award

Cash award given to junior division project that best demonstrates the scientific method of inquiry.

Dr. James Truett Stewart, Sr. Scientific Method Award

A $50 Certificate for First place, a $25 Certificate for Second place and a $15 Certificate for Third place for the best projects demonstrating the scientific method of inquiry.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group

The winners will receive a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

Louisiana AHECS & LSUHSC New Orleans Department of Genetics and Hereditary Health
This Achievement Award in Health Science is for students showing the most promise to contribute to health sciences in their future careers. The senior division winner receives an Ipod. The junior division winner will receives a gold medal.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter

1st and 2nd place Junior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

M.S. Benbow & Associates

 First prize -$75; Second prize-$50, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $200 Savings Bond.

New Orleans Geological Society

For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.

New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club

First Place award for an outstanding project in Senior Division of $100 and a one year subscription to the National Sierra Club magazine. Second Place award for an outstanding project in Senior Division of $50 and a one year subscription to the National Sierra Club magazine

New Orleans Section of NACE International

Senior High (Lavigne Gatzke Award) and Junior High (Dick Dannenberg Award) Student and Teacher Awards. First Prizes $100 and Second Prizes $50 for best corrosion related projects. Student winners are invited to join NACE for free.

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society

Three awards will be given for outstanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

PATRICK F. TAYLOR AWARDS

These materials and/or field trip grants are presented to participating high schools which have a minimum of 10 projects competing in the senior division.  These awards are given to recognize successful participation in the GNOSEF and are to be used to promote interest in upper level math and science courses.  Additionally, all four grand award winners in the senior division receive a $750 scholarship upon presentation of an acceptance letter into a college of their choice.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for the "Best Engineering Project" as determined by our judges.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc.
Junior Division for the Energy Category:
(1) First Place award winner and teacher each receives $125.
(2) Second Place award winner and teacher each receives $75.
(3) Third Place award winner and teacher each receives $50.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service

A medal, a $100 Savings Bond, one year's subscription to Agricultural Research, and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

Women for a Better Louisiana
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

2010 National Awards

American Meteorological Society
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement for creative scientific endeavor to students in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Psychological Association (APA)
Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student in psychology entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences.

American Society for Nondestructive Testing

ASNT New Orleans Section awards Student and Teacher prizes of $100 and $50 for the best nondestructive testing related project.

ASM International Foundation
Foundation will award one (1) medallion & certificate recognizing the most outstanding exhibit in materials engineering science. Student is invited to attend ASM materials camps. All expenses paid. Student must register and meet the ASM camp criteria by March.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation
Association will provide one award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

I-SWEEEP-International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment) Project Olympiad

These are awarded to top senior and junior project(s), selected in the categories of Energy, Engineering or Environment who display(s) outstanding work in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation.  Winners of the Outstanding Sustainability Project Award Certificate will have the opportunity to attend I-SWEEEP 2010. The winners of the Recognition Award Certificate are eligible to enter for a chance to compete at I-SWEEP that will be held in Houston, Texas in April 2010.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

Mu Alpha Theta
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or group project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern mathematics. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category. Award winners will be listed on Mu Alpha Theta's website.

National Society of Professional Engineers
The National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Industry will award one (1) certificate and NSPE Innovative Engineering Award lapel pin to the most outstanding engineering project in grades 7-12. One (1) $1,000 National NSPE/PEI Innovative Engineering Award will be given to a finalist chosen from the pool of Regional Award Winners from around the country. To be considered the student’s project “Award Acceptance Form” must be sent to NSPE HQ no later than September 1, 2010. The Winner will be announced November 1, 2010.

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA will award one certificate and NOAA medallion to a student, selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

Ricoh Americas Corporation
One individual or team project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.

Society for In Vitro Biology
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate, a letter of congratulations  and publicity in the society's newsletter on their website, www.sivb.org.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The best three water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive and award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers-N.O. Branch

A 1st place award of $100 and a 2nd place of $75 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Structural Engineering (fields of design and construction) which better the life standards of the society.

U.S. Air Force

Four awards will be given to projects that best incorporate the studies of math, sciences and engineering and when possible, recognize projects that offer Air Force applicability. Each award package consists a Connections Computer Accessories Kit, Slazenger Sport Deluxe Sling, Magnetic Floating Pen/holder and certificate.

U.S. Army
The Department of the Army will provide awards for scientific/engineering excellence to student exhibitors in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12, in the categories of Engineering, Environmental Science (may include projects in Earth and Space or Environmental Sciences), Mathematics/Computer Science, Life Sciences (may include projects in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Animal Sciences, or Plant Sciences), and Physical Sciences (may include projects in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics). Winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a tangible award. The best project from the five areas will also receive a bronze medallion.

U.S. Department of the Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps
Certificates of accomplishments presented to Junior Division winners. A certificate and $50 gift certificate will be presented to Senior Division winners. Exhibitors must be US citizens to receive these awards.

U.S. Metric Association
Association will award a certificate to the student in the senior division whose project involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.

U.S. Public Health Services
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through the benefit of physical activity, balanced nutrition, injury prevention, and avoidance of tobacco and substance abuse.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.
YSEA will award a certificate and medallion to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

2009 Local Awards

American Institute of Aeronautics And Astronautics - Greater New Orleans Section

An award will be given to the winners in both Junior and Senior Divisions from one of the following categories: Space Science, Engineering or Physics.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter
Three awards for projects related to the petroleum industry:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient receives $150, the student's teacher receives $150 and the school receives $300
(2) Distinguished Project award winner receives $100, the student's teacher receives $100 and the school receives $200
(3) Honorable Mention awardees will receive $50, the student's teacher receives $50 and the school receives $100.

(Senior Division only in Energy Category)

American Society for Nondestructive Testing

ASNT New Orleans Section is pleased to award to the winner of the Senior Division a cash prize in the amount of $200.00 and to the winner of the Junior Division a cash prize in the amount of $100.00

American Society of Civil Engineers - N. O. Branch
A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $100 and a 3rd place award of $50 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Civil Engineering which build the quality of life, including soil, water the environment, structures, transportation and mapping.  In addition, the teacher of each winning student will receive a $25 gift certificate.

American Welding Society - New Orleans Section
A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges’ discretion.

Betty R. and Gene F. Van Norman Award
One Junior Division award and one Senior Division award of $100 each to an outstanding exhibit in the categories of Engineering and Mathematics.

Chlorine Chapter Iota Sigma Pi
A $35 cash award, t-shirt and plaque to an outstanding project by a female student in one of the following areas: Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry.

Greater New Orleans Chapter of Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society of North America

Four students in Junior Division who display a high level of individual effort in their science projects will receive a one year to subscription to "American Scientist," a $25 gift certificate and a letter of congratulations.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group

The winners will recieve a medal. In addition to the medal they will receive an invite you to our Lafayette meeting to display their project for our membership. They will also be asked to join us for lunch along with a guest.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter
1st and 2nd place Junior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

Metairie Rotary Club

$150 cash award will be given for an outstanding Senior Division project that would have a benefit for our locality. $100 cash award will be given for an outstanding Junior Division project that would have a benefit for our locality.

M.S. Benbow & Associates

First prize-$75; second prize-$50, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

NACE International "The Corrosion Society"

The Lavigne Gatzke Scholarship is $100 for Sr. High Student who demonstrates the best understanding of corrosion and materials science; 2nd Place is $50. The Richard M. Dannenberg is $100 for Jr High Student Scholarship; 2nd Place is $50.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $200 Savings Bond.

New Orleans Geological Society
For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.

New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club

1st place award for an outstanding project in Senior Division of $100 and a one year subscription to the National Sierra Club magazine. 2nd place award for an outstanding project in Senior Division of $50 and a one year subscription to the National Sierra Club Magazine.

Orleans Medical Society Alliance
$100 check and certificate (1st place) and $50 check and certificate (2nd place) in the area of Medicine and Health, Senior Division.

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society
Three awards will be given for oustanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for the "Best Engineering Project" as determined by our judges.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc.
Junior Division for the Energy Category relating to oil and gas:
(1) First place recipient receives $125, the student's teacher receives $125.
(2) Second Place award winner receives $75, the student's teacher receives $75.
(3) Third place award winner receives $50, the student's teacher receives $50.

Society of Women Engineers - Greater New Orleans Section

A $50 award will be presented to a Senior Divison female with an outstanding project in Engineering; a $50 award will be presented to a Junior Division female with an outstanding project in Math & Computers, Physical , or Earth & Space Sciences.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service

A plaque, one year's subscription to Agricultural Research, and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

Women for a Better Louisiana
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns

  Photo of student receiving an award.
  Dannish Siddique (rt) of Ursuline Academy receives the 2004 Senior Division Commissioner Bob Odom 'Best In Agriculture And Forestry' Achievement Award for her project, "The Formosan Termite Takes a Bite."
   

2009 National Awards

American Meteorological Society
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement in atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences to student exhibitors in the Senior Division (unless in the judges' opinion, exhibits in that division are less meritorious than Junior Division exhibits).

American Psychological Association
Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student entered in the category of behavioral and social sciences.

ASM International Foundation
Foundation will award one (1) medallion & certificate recognizing the most outstanding exhibit in materials engineering science.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation
Association will provide one award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

I-SWEEEP-International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment) Project Olympiad

This is awarded to top senior project(s), selected in the categories of Energy, Engineering or Environment who display(s) outstanding work in the theme of environmental sustainability and innovation.  The student (s) and supervisor teacher or parent will have the opportunity to attend I-SWEEEP 2009 that will be held in Houston, Texas in April 2009.

Mu Alpha Theta
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or group project in the senior division demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern mathematics. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category. Award winners will be listed on Mu Alpha Theta's website.

National Society of Professional Engineers
The National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Industry will award one (1) certificate, an NSPE Innovative Engineering Award lapel pin, and a subscription to Engineering Times, to the most outstanding engineering project in grades 7-12.

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA will award one certificate and NOAA medallion to a student, selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

Ricoh
One individual or team project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.

Society for In Vitro Biology
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate and publicity in the society's newsletter or website, www.sivb.org.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The best three water-related Senior Division science fair projects will receive and award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

U.S. Air Force

Four awards in the Senior Division to outstanding projects in Engineering, Math, Physics and Computer Science.  Winners receive an AFROTC backpack, T-shirt and a leather CD case.

U.S. Army
The Department of the Army will provide awards for scientific/engineering excellence to Senior Division projects in the categories of Engineering, Environmental Science (may include projects in Earth and Space or Environmental Sciences), Mathematics/Computer Science, Life Sciences (may include projects in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Animal Sciences, or Plant Sciences), and Physical Sciences (may include projects in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics). Winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a tangible award. The best project from the five areas will also receive a bronze medallion.

U.S. Public Health Services
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through the benefit of physical activity, balanced nutrition, injury prevention, and avoidance of tobacco and substance abuse.

U.S. Metric Association
Association will award a certificate to the student in the senior division whose project involves a significant amount of quantitative measurement and which best uses the Metric System for those measurements.

U.S. Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps
Certificates of accomplishments presented to Junior Division winners. A certificate and $50 gift certificate will be presented to Senior Division winners. Exhibitors must be US citizens to receive these awards.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.
YSEA will award a certificate and medallion to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

 

2008 Local Awards

American Institute of Aeronautics And Astronautics - Greater New Orleans Section

An award will be given to the winners in both Junior and Senior Divisions from one of the following categories: Space Science, Engineering or Physics.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers - New Orleans Section

Two $75 awards to the best projects in Engineering (with emphasis on chemical engineering) in either Junior or Senior Divisions. The winners and their parents will be invited to a future dinner meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter
Three awards for projects related to the petroleum industry:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient receives $150, the student's teacher receives $150 and the school receives $300
(2) Distinguished Project award winner receives $100, the student's teacher receives $100 and the school receives $200
(3) Honorable Mention awardees will receive $50, the student's teacher receives $50 and the school receives $100.

(Senior Division only in Energy Category)

American Society of Civil Engineers - N. O. Branch
A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $100 and a 3rd place award of $50 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Civil Engineering which build the quality of life, including soil, water the environment, structures, transportation and mapping.  In addition, the teacher of each winning student will receive a $25 gift certificate.

American Welding Society - New Orleans Section
A $150 check & certificate in the Senior Division and a $100 check & certificate in the Junior Division for the best project in the Welding or Materials Joining field. Honorable Mention certificate(s) may be awarded for other deserving project(s) at the judges’ discretion.

Armed Forces Communications Electronic Association (AFCEA)
For outstanding Math or Computer Science related projects, medals will be awarded to 3 winners in the Junior Division and $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to 3 winners in the Senior Division.

Betty R. and Gene F. Van Norman Award
One Junior Division award and one Senior Division award of $100 each to an outstanding exhibit in the categories of Engineering and Mathematics.

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans
A $50 check and a certificate for an overall winner, for excellence in scientific achievement related to cancer research. 

Center for Molecular And Human Genetics
This Achievement Award in Hereditary Science is for the students showing the most promise to contribute to genetics research and hereditary health care in their future careers. The senior division winner will be awarded an Ipod. The junior division winner will receive a gold medal. Both winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement. 

Chlorine Chapter Iota Sigma Pi
A $35 cash award, t-shirt and plaque to an outstanding project by a female student in one of the following areas: Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry. 

Dr. Daniel's Young Scientist Award

Cash award given to the 9th grade project that best demonstrates the scientific method of inquiry.

Dr. James Truett Stewart, Sr. Scientific Method Award

A $50 Certificate for first place, a $25 Certificate for second place and a $15 Certificate for third place for the Best Senior Division projects demonstrating the scientific method of inquiry.

Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group
Awards will be presented to outstanding safety related projects in the Junior and Senior Divisions

Harahan Rotary Club
One $100 award for a project that demonstrates qualities valued by the Rotary including public service, improvement of the community, humanitarian efforts, and advancement in international understanding, goodwill and peace.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Awards to winners of both Junior and Senior Divisions in the categories of Space Science and Engineering.

MENSA - (The High IQ Society), N.O. Chapter
1st and 2nd place Junior Division awards will be presented for projects showing creativity backed by rigorous scientific reasoning.

M.S. Benbow & Associates

First prize-$50; second prize-$25, for outstanding Senior Division investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering.

NACE International "The Corrosion Society"

A monetary award for the best project in the Senior category and a monetary award for the best project in the Junior category related to corrosion will be presented.

New Orleans Chapter of Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society of North America

Four students in Junior Division who display a high level of individual effort in their science projects will receive a one year to subscription to "American Scientist," a $25 gift certificate and a letter of congratulations.

New Orleans Federal Executive Board
To the outstanding exhibit on energy conservation and/or energy resource development, Senior and Junior Divisions: To each a Medallion with ribbon and a $200 Savings Bond.

New Orleans Geological Society
For outstanding exhibits in Earth Sciences, Senior and Junior Divisions: 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $75, and 3rd Prize: $50. 1st Place winners and their teachers invited to NOGS spring meeting.

Orleans Medical Society Alliance
$100 check and certificate (1st place) and $50 check and certificate (2nd place) in the area of Medicine and Health, Senior Division.

Pontchartrain Astronomy Society
Three awards will be given for oustanding projects in the field of Astronomy or a related Science for entries in either the Junior or Senior Division.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

A 1st place award of $150 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for the "Best Engineering Project" as determined by our judges.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc.
Junior Division for the Energy Category:
(1) Chairman's Award recipient receives $125, the student's teacher receives $125 and the school receives $250;
(2) Distinguished Project award winner receives $75, the student's teacher receives $75 and the school receives $150;
(3) Honorable Mention awardees will receive $50, the student's teacher receives $50 and the school receives $100.

Society of Women Engineers - Greater New Orleans Section
An award for an outstanding project by a female in Engineering (Senior Div.); An award for an outstanding project by a female in Mathematics (Junior Div.).

Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers-N.O. Branch

A 1st place award of $100 and a 2nd place award of $75 in both divisions for outstanding projects dealing with principles of Structural Engineering (fields of design and construction) which better the life standards of the society.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
A plaque, one year's subscription to Agricultural Research, and VIP visit to our facility to the best project demonstrating improvement in either utilization or safety of agricultural products in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.

Women for a Better Louisiana
Two $50 cash awards, one in each Junior and Senior Division for outstanding projects stressing environmental concerns.

2008 National Awards

American Meteorological Society
Society will award two (2) certificates for Outstanding Achievement in atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences to student exhibitors in the Senior Division (unless in the judges' opinion, exhibits in that division are less meritorious than Junior Division exhibits).

American Psychological Association
Association will award one (1) certificate recognizing outstanding research by a student entered in the category of Behavioral Sciences.

ASM International Foundation
Foundation will award one medallion & certificate recognizing the most outstanding exhibit in materials science.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation
Association will provide one award certificate to a female student whose project, in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association
The Association will provide a medallion and certificate to the outstanding engineering project for the Fair.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science
Intel will award a certificate and a $200 cash prize to the first place winner in Computer Science in the Senior Division.

Mu Alpha Theta
Organization will provide one (1) certificate to the individual or group project demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern mathematics. This award is not restricted to projects entered in the Mathematics category. Award winners will be listed on Mu Alpha Theta's website.

National Society of Professional Engineers
The National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Industry will award one (1) certificate, an NSPE Innovative Engineering Award lapel pin, and a subscription to Engineering Times, to the most outstanding engineering project in grades 7-12.

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA will award one certificate and NOAA medallion to a student, selected from among all the general award categories, whose research emphasizes NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

Ricoh
One individual or team project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses. Award recipients are eligible to enter a drawing for a Ricoh digital camera.

Society for In Vitro Biology
The Society for In Vitro Biology will recognize the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. The student will receive a certificate and publicity in the society's newsletter or website, www.sivb.org.

Society for Science & the Public

Provides the opportunity to enter the SSP Middle School Program from which 30 finalists will ultimately be chosen for an all-expense paid trip to the finals in Washington, D.C.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The best water-related Senior Division science fair project will receive and award certificate and possibly advance to the State Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.

U.S. Air Force

Four awards in the Senior Division to outstanding projects in Engineering, Math, Physics and Computer Science.  Winners receive an AFROTC backpack, T-shirt and a leather CD case.

U.S. Army
The Department of the Army will provide awards for scientific/engineering excellence to Senior Division projects in the categories of Engineering, Environmental Science (may include projects in Earth and Space or Environmental Sciences), Mathematics/Computer Science, Life Sciences (may include projects in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Zoology, or Botany), and Physical Sciences (may include projects in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics). Winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a tangible award. The best project from the five areas will also receive a bronze medallion.

U.S. Department of Health And Human Services
Department will award one certificate signed by the Surgeon General for recognition of an outstanding student project that creatively illustrates the Surgeon General’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through the benefit of physical activity, balanced nutrition, injury prevention, and avoidance of tobacco and substance abuse.

U.S. Metric Association
Association will award a certificate to the student whose project involves a significant amount of quantitative measurement and which best uses the Metric System for those measurements.

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps
Certificates of accomplishments presented to Junior Division winners. A certificate and $50 gift certificate will be presented to Senior Division winners. Exhibitors must be US citizens to receive these awards.

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.
YSEA will award a certificate and medallion to an outstanding 11th grade project in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

 
 
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