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Alphabetical List of Special Awards Organizations

The following is a list of organizations, businesses and universities that provided special awards, internships and scholarships at the 2012 CSEF.

Organizational Special Awards

Organization
Award(s)
Criteria
Judge(s)
Air & Waste Management Association
Rocky Mountain States Section
$50 Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to air quality, meteorology, environment, and/or waste management.

Kip Carrico
Dave Maxwell

American Chemical Society
Colorado Local Section
$100, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that utilize research in chemistry.

Dr. Joseph DiVerdi
Dr. Debbie Crans
Laura Wally

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Rocky Mountain Section

1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to chemical engineering.

Michael Mutnan
Amber Beach
Joel White
Donald O'Connor
Court Hilton

American Meteorological Society
Denver/Boulder Chapter

$50 worth of weather related paraphenalia, certificate
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences. Dr. Julie Malmberg
American Public Power Association
DEED Energy & Efficiency Innovation Award
Senior Division: $75
Junior Division: $50
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to innovation in the area of energy efficiency as applicable to public power electricity use. Bill Emslie
Chris Wood
Gretchen Standford
Paul Davis
American Public Power Association
DEED Environmental Innovation Award
Senior Division: $75
Junior Division: $50
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to environmental sensitivity as applicable to public power electricity use. Bill Emslie
Chris Wood
Gretchen Standford
Paul Davis
American Psychological Association
Achievement in Research in Psycholocial Science Award
certificate Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to research in psychology. Grand Award Judges
American Statistical Association
Colorado/Wyoming Chapter
David Young Memorial Award

1st Place: $150, student membership in the American Statistical Association & acknowledgement at chapter's spring meeting and web site
Honorable Mention: Letter of Acknowledgement

Awarded to the Junior & Senior Division exhibits with the best use of statistics that helps explain science experiments and interpret results. Dr. Calvin Croy
Dr. Melissa Santos
Dr. Thomas Jagger
Thomas Scripps
Peter DeWitt
American Vacuum Society
Rocky Mountain Chapter
1st Place: $100, $100 for the adult sponsor
2nd Place: $50, $50 for the adult sponsor
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to general physical sciences and engineering.
J. Grant Armstrong
Mary Ann Bjornsen
Dan Bouillez
Tim Gessert

American Water Works Association and
Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $200
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that are aimed at improving the quality of life through the improvement of water quality, water resources management, water protection or water and wastewater treatment. Dennis Schump
Mike Schoenberg
Tom Dingeman
Steve Hettinger
Eddie Trevino
ASM International
Best Materials Related Award
1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $100
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to metallurgy, materials or materials processing or applications. Stephanie Bennetts
Association for Women Geoscientists
Laramide Chapter

$80
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits by young women that are related to Earth or environmental sciences. Shannon Mahan
Suellen Melzer
Broadcom Foundation
Broadcom MASTERS Competition Nomination
nomination to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS competition for 2012 Awarded to the 1st and 2nd place category winners in the Junior Division. Grand Award Judges
Colorado Association of Meat Processors $60, certificate Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to meat science or food safety. Dr. Dale Woerner
Dr. Keith Belk
Colorado Association of Science Teachers $75, certificate Awarded in the Junior & Senior Divisions to recognize those students who show excellence in the use of the scientific method. Nancy Gettman
Colorado Association of Science Teachers
Gerald Gromko Award
$150, certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to the physical sciences.

Elnore Grow
Dr. Mary Gromko

Colorado Biology Teachers Association $75, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of biology. Dr. Warren Buss
Dr. Rob Reinsvold
Colorado Chemistry Teachers Association Senior Division: $100, certificate
Junior Division: $50, certificate
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of chemistry. Elnore Grow
Dr. Mary Gromko
Marti Maguire-Rosemas
Colorado Dental Association

1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of dental technology. Dr. Carol Morrow
Dr. Robert Morrow
Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety
Outstanding Earth Science Award
$75 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to Earth sciences. Deb Zack
Gary Curtiss
Craig Bissonnette
Colorado Environmental Health Association Senior Division: $150, certificate, invitation to exhibit at the CEHA Annual Educational Conference
Junior Division: $100, certificate
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to environmental health.

Lane Drager
Joe Malinowski
Shana Fassman

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
Agriculture in the Classroom Award
$50, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to agricultural sciences. Barry Ogg
Aaron Brown
Addy Elliot
Colorado Geographic Alliance
Application of Geography Award
$100 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that use geographic analysis and/or presentation to help explain science experiments and interpret results . Dr. Steve Jennings
Colorado Medical Society

$100, inivitation to exhibit at the Colorado Medical Society Annual Meeting and attendance at the Presidential Inaugural Dinner with a paid overnight stay

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to medicine & health. Dean Holzkamp
Dr. Janet Seeley
Colorado Mineral Society 1st Place: $40, mineral sample, book
2nd Place: $25, mineral sample, book
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to Earth sciences.

Jerry Kiefer
Ray Horton
Craig Hazelton
Lee Brown

Colorado Mychological Society $50, Vera Evenson's book, society honorary membership certificate Awarded to the best exhibit related to the understanding of fungi.

Dr. Rob Reinsvold
Dr. Warren Buss

Colorado Scientific Society 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $75 (Senior Division)
1st Place: $75, 2nd Place: $50 (Junior Division)
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to geology and Earth sciences. Dr. Chuck Weisenberg
Dr. Tom Sutton
Colorado State University,
Clean Energy Supercluster

Clean Energy Achievement Award
certificate, invitation to present research at the annual Cenergy Expo, April 18, 2012 at CSU (travel expenses reimbursed up to $500) Awarded to the best exhibit related to clean energy. Dr. Andrew Warnock
Dr. Jim Sites
Colorado State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
Innovations in the Science of Agriculture Award
    Dr. Nancy Irlbeck
Colorado State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology $100, certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to biochemistry or molecular biology. Dr. Aaron Sholder
Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry $100
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits utilizing chemistry. Dr. Joseph DiVerdi
Dr. Debbie Crans
Laura Wally
Colorado State University, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture $100
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to horticulture. Dr. Stephen Wallner
Dr. Harrison Hughes
Tatiana Zuber
Dr. Michael Bartolo
Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary $100, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of veterinary medicine.

Echo Owen
Dr. Donald Owen
Dr.Christopher Morris
Jo Ostwald

Colorado-Wyoming Society of American Foresters $100 savings bond Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to forestry.  
Comstock Family
Heather Comstock Memorial Award
$200, certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to medicine and health or microbiology. Erin Comstock
Josh Comstock
Holly Comstock
Kevin Comstock
Eppler Family microprocessor kit and digital multimeter ($150 value) Awarded to the best Junior Division exhibits using electrical/electronic measurement/control. Barry Eppler
Fort Collins Soil Conservation District $50, plaque
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits with a soil or water conservation theme. Troy Seaworth
Todd Boldt
Craig Friar
Frank Armbruster Foundation
Charles Armbruster Memorial Award
$100 Awarded to the Best Junior Division exhibit using materials found in the home. Frank Armbruster
Hands and Minds, Inc.
Anatomy in Clay Award
student Maniken model by Anatomy in Clay Learning System ($250 value) Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to the study of gross anatomy. Kelly Canino
Renee Zahourek
Lesli Peterson
Human Factors & Ergonomics Society $100 Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit that contributes to the study of human factors or ergonomics. Dr. Beth Meyer
Michael Rodriguez
Michael Sharp
Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers $150 (Senior Division)
$100 (Junior Division)
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that display the use of electrical or electronics engineering concepts.

Steven Ortiz

Intel Corporation
Excellence in Computer Science Award
$200, certificate Awarded to the 1st place computer science cateogry winner in the Senior Division. Grand Award Judges
Little Shop of Physics
Matthew McCausland Memorial Award
$100 Awarded to the best Junior and Senior Division exhibit with "out of the box" thinking and creativity. Brian Jones
Sheila Ferguson

Kenn Lonnquist
Cherie Bornhorst
Lockheed Martin $100 (Senior Division)
$50 (Junior Division)
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the aerospace industry. Rachel Yeakley
Katherine Pinon
Robert Ott
Chase Wilcox
MWH Americas, Inc.
Sustainable Future Award

1st Place: $200, plaque
2nd Place: $100, plaque

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that address integrated sustainable systems and resiliency for climactic variability and uncertainty. David Connor
David Sudibyo
Lisa Rephlo
Rahul Subramarian
Lisa Fardal
National Geophysical Data Center $100 savings bond, certificate Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to Earth or environmental sciences. Kimberly Nye
Dan Kowal
Erica Harris
Dorothy Friday
National High School & Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society
Mu Alpha Theta Award
certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit that demonstrates the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics. Grand Awards Judges
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
certificate, medallion Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit 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. Special Awards Judges
National Society of Professional Engineers
Innovative Engineering Award
certificate, lapel pin Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to engineering. Special Awards Judges
Optical Society of America
Rocky Mountain Section
certificate, token issue plus a 1-year subscription to Discover magazine Awarded the the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to optics. Susan Hunter
John Powell
Pepperman-Alpert Family $50 Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to the prevention, treatment and/or cure for cancer and is chosen to place 1st or 2nd by the CSEF judges. Grand Award Judges
Rawat Family
Champion of Scientific Innovation Award
$100 savings bond, $50 savings bond for students' teacher Awarded to outstanding Junior Division projects as selected by the family. Rajeey Rawat
Rachna Rawat
Estes Banks
Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Sustainability Development Award
certificate Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses. Special Award Judges
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists cash awards Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the Earth sciences. Susan Wager
Dick Louden
SACNAS
Colorado State University Chapter

$50

 

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits by students from underrepresented populations who display a well organized and attractive project, whose oral presentation is well-planned, who possesses an interest in scientific or engineering studies in college and demonstrates an excitement for the project. Crystal Aguilera
Alfred Castillo
Arlene Nededog
Science Toy Magic, LLC 1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibist that use reusable materials, is durable, is an easy to set-up demonstration of a physics principle that could be used in a classroom setting and is demonstrated in an especially dramatic way. Matt Hannifin
Society for In Vitro Biology
Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity in In Vitro Biology Award
certificate Awarded to the best exhibit by an 11th grader that is related to the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. Board of Directors
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Colorado Section
1st Place: $200, plaque
2nd Place: $100, plaque
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the mineral industry, mining, metallurgy, mineral processing or mineral exploration. Richard Beach
Karen Jass
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Colorado Chapter 354

1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $100

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to manufacturing principles. Bill Faulkner
Jack Clark
Society of Women Engineers
Rocky Mountain Section

1st Place: $100, certificate
2nd Place: $75, certificate
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits, by female students, that represent concepts in engineering, mathematics, computer sciences or a related field that has potential for an engineering application.

Beth Boaz
Gina Holland

SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering 1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $100
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to optics or photonics where students have applied optics or photonics related technology or techniques. Adam Gromko
Barbara Ihde
Allison Barto
J. Scott Knight
Dr. K. Jeramy Hughes
The Inventors' Roundtable $100, free patent search ($499 value) Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit with the potential for future application.

Rita Crompton
Cindy Duncan
Melanie Romero
Bud Gordon
Ian Osborn

Trout Unlimited First Place: $100 savings bond, scholarship to attend Colorado Trout Unlimited's River Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp
2nd Place: $50 savings bond, alternate for scholarship to attend Colorado TU's River Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to the preservation, assessment or monitoring of cold water ecosystems. Bob Bush
Paul Prentiss
Jake Lemon
United States Air Force
Air Force ROTC Award
certificate, vicotry sport bagh, sonic sound speaker, junior tech organizer Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to aerospace technology.

Captain Thomas Medland
Major Benny Landfair

United States Army
US Army Research Laboratory Award
certificate, $50 US savings bond Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibits in engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics & computer sciences, life sciences and physical sciences. Cadet Anthony Navarro
Cadet Eric Shockley
United States Department of Commerce
DOC Excellence in Science and Engineering Award
1st Place: opportunity for summer employment
2nd Place: alternate for summer employment
Awarded to the best exhibits by a 12th grader related to the areas of ocean and atmospheric research, standards and technology or telecommunications information.

Alfred Bedard, Jr.
George Sharman
Amy Weich
Stephanie Hooker

United States Geological Survey
Excellence in Water Resources Research Award
reference book, mineral specimen Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to geology, hydrology or environmental sciences. Dr. Kate Campbell
Dr. John Gray
United States Navy and
United States Marine Corps

Office of Naval Research Award
Senior Division: $75 gift certificate, certificate, medallion
Junior Division: certificate, medallion
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that show an understanding of the subject and the scientific process. Captain Bill Emslie
Captain Jeff McNair
LCDR Jay Stockley
Gailon Greene
United States Metric Association
Best Use of the International System of Units Award
certificate Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit that involves a significant amount of quantitative measurement and which uses the SI metric system for those measurements. Board of Directors
University of Colorado Denver
Medical Scientist Training Program Award
$50 Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibits in the area of biomedical sciences. Jodi Cropper
Sarah Nelson
Balaji Sridhar
University of Nothern Colorado
MAST Institute Award
$50 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits with the most outstanding mathematics or computer science thought. Jerry Overmyer
Wojtaszek Family
Paul Wojatszek Memorial Award
$300 Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to the field of medicine. Dean Holzkamp
Dr. Janet Seeley
Xcel Energy
Environmental Stewardship Award
$50 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to environmental stewardship. Marty Cameron
Xcel Energy
Innovations in Energy Award
$50 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to innovations in energy. Marty Cameron
Yale University Science and Engineering Association certificate, pewter medallion Awarded to the best exhibit by an 11th grader that shows an understanding of the subject and the scientific process. Dr. Atul Goel
Jason McDonough
Women In Physics $50 Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit by a female student that displays enthusiasm for and has a vested interest in science. Olivia Hanna
Valerie Jacobson
Kelly Mauser
Aurora Popescu
Sara Mueller

Colorado Science and Engineering Fair Special Awards

Organization
Award(s)
Criteria
Judge(s)
Pioneers of Science $30, certificate (at least one award will be given in each category) Awarded to Junior Division exhibits based on enthusiasm for their subject matter. Board of Directors
Poster Art Contest $100, certificate Awarded to the art entry as voted on by the CSEF Finalists. CSEF Finalists
Student Choice Award $100, certificate Awarded to the Junior & Senior Division exhibits as voted on by the CSEF Finalists. CSEF Finalists
Ralph Desch Memorial Technical Writing Award $100, certificate Awarded to the Senior Division exhibit with the best submitted technical paper. Grand Awards Judges
Teacher of the Year Award $3,000 grant, certificate, scholarship to attend a 2-day Introduction to Microcontrollers for Educators class ($300 value) from SparkFun Electronics Awarded to a Colorado science teacher who supports science fair and is nominated to receive this award. Board of Directors
SparkFun Electronics scholarship to attend a 1-day Intro to Arduino class ($125 value) Awarded to the non-winning Teacher of the Year nominees. Board of Directors

Scholarships

Organization
Award(s)
Criteria
Judge(s)
Adams State College one-year resident tuition and fees Awarded to Senior Division students identified as having significant performance potential in science and mathematics in each of the categories of the CSEF, as well as a team project. Dr. Larry Sveum
Dr. Robert Benson
Dr. Tim Armstrong
Colorado School of Mines $1,000 CSM scholarship, renewable for up to 3 additional years for use toward undergraduate degree Awarded to the best 11th grade exhibits in the categories of Chemistry, Earth & Space Sciences, Energy & Transportation, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Medicine & Health and Physics.  
Colorado State University
College of Natural Sciences Scholarships
$1,000 renewable undergraduate scholarship to attend CSU Awarded to the Best CSEF Project winners in the Senior Division. Grand Award Judges
Colorado State University $1,000 renewable undergraduate scholarship to attend CSU Awarded to the 1st place category winners in the Senior Division (cannot win more than one scholarship). Grand Award Judges
Fort Lewis College $1,500 renewable tuition scholarship (up to 4 years) to attend Fort Lewis College Awarded to the Senior Division exhibits that best demonstrate new ways of thinking about and investigating a problem in the categories of Chemistry, Engineering and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Maureen Brandon
Dr. Les Sommerville
Intel Corporation
Ryan Patterson Scholarship
$2,000 non-renewable scholarship to be used at a college of student's choice, certificate Awarded to the best exhibit by a 12th grader as chosen by the CSSF, Inc. Board of Directors. Board of Directors

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