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Category List of CSEF Special Awards Organizations

The following is a list of organizations, businesses and universities that provided special awards, internships and scholarships at the 2016 CSEF and the category(ies) they could be awarded in.

Organizational Special Awards

Organization
Award(s)
Criteria
Categories

Air & Waste Management Award

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

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to air quality, meteorology, environment, and/or waste management. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

AAUW award for Women in STEM

$100

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibit by a female student. All CSEF Categories

ACS Award

1st Place: $100, certificate
2nd Place: $25, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that utilize research in chemistry. Chemistry

& Biochemistry

Excellence in Protection of Health & the Environment Award

$100

Awarded to the best exhibit related to the improvement of worker or community health and safety. Environmental Sciences
Medicine & Health
Microbiology

Excellence in Aeronautics & Astronautics Award

arduino kit, 1-year AIAA student membership

Awarded to the Best Junior & Senior Division project related to aerospace sciences. Energy
Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics

Excellence in Chemical Engineering Award

First Place: $100
Second Place: $75

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to chemical engineering. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Energy
Engineering
Environmental Sciences

AIPG Certificate of Excellence in the Geosciences

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

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the geosciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Award for Excellence in Atmospheric Science Research

gift certificate, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Physics
American Psychological Association
certificate Awarded to best Junior & Senior Division projects related to behavioral and social sciences. Behavioral & Social Sciences

DEED Energy & Efficiency Innovation Award

$150 (Senior Division)
$100 (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to innovation in the area of energy efficiency as applicable to public power electricity use. Energy
Engineering
Physics

DEED Environmental Innovation Award

$150 (Senior Division)
$100 (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to environmental sensitivity as applicable to public power electricity use. Energy
Environmental Sciences

David Young Memorial Award

$200, student membership in the American Statistical Association, acknowledgement at the chapter spring meeting and on the chapter website

Awarded to the Junior & Senior Division exhibits with the best use of statistics that helps explain science experiments and interpret results. All CSEF Categories

Excellence in Physical Sciences & Engineering Award

1st Place: $100, $100 for the adult sponsor, 2nd Place: $75, $75 for the adult sponsor (Senior Division)
1st Place: $75, $75 for the adult sponsor, 2nd Place: $50, $50 for the adult sponsor (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to general physical sciences and engineering. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Physics

Water Research Award

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. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
certificate, entry for Grand Prize of a trip to Arizona for the 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival Awarded to best Senior Division projects related to solving a complex problem that involves social justice, environmental and economic prosperity. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Association for Women Geoscientists
certificate Awarded to best Junior & Senior Divison projects related to geosciences. Earth & Space Sciences

ASM Materials Education Foundation 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. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Physics

Biophysical Excellence Award

$100, certificate

Awarded to the best Senior Division Exhibit related to biophysics. Physics
Broadcom
certificate, nomination to the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS Awarded to all first and second place Junior Division projects in each category. All CSEF categories

Excellence in Meat Science & Food Safety Award

$75, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to meat science or food safety. Animal Sciences
Microbiology & Molecular Biology

CAST Award

$75, certificate

Awarded in the Junior & Senior Divisions to recognize those students who show excellence in the use of the scientific method. All CSEF Categories

CBTA Best Biology Project

$75, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of biology. Animal Sciences
Medicine & Health
Microbiology & Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences

BioGENEius Challenge Award

all expsense paid trip to compete at the International competition held in San Francisco, CA in June 2016

Awarded to the best project in the Senior Division related to biotechnology. All CSEF Categories
Colorado Chemistry Teachers Association

CCTA Chemistry Award

$100, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of chemistry. Chemistry & Biochemistry

CDA Excellence in Oral Health Award

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

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of dental technology. Medicine & Health
Microbiology

Outstanding Earth Science Award

$75

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to Earth sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Excellence in Environmental Health Award

$150, certificate, invitation to exhibit at the CEHA Annual Educational Conference (Senior Division)
$75, certificate (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to environmental health. Environmental Sciences
Microbiology

Agriculture in the Classroom Award

$50, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to agricultural sciences. Plant Sciences

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. All CSEF Categories

CMS Education Foundation Award

$100, invitation 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. Medicine & Health
Microbiology

Best Earth Science Award

1st Place: $50, mineral sample, book
2nd Place: $35, mineral sample, book

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to Earth sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Excellence in Mycological Research Award

$50, Vera Evenson's book, society honorary membership certificate

Awarded to the best exhibit related to the understanding of fungi.

Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Plant Sciences

Excellence in Geology Award

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. Earth & Space Sciences

Innovations in the Science of Agriculture Award

$500

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to agriculture. Animal Sciences
Plant Sciences

Excellence in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Award

$100, certificate

Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to biochemistry or molecular biology. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Medicine & Health
Microbiology

Excellence in Chemistry Award

$100, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits utilizing chemistry. Chemistry & Biochemistry

Excellence in Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Award

$125

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to horticulture. Plant Sciences

Energy Achievement Award

certificate, $500, certificate

Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to energy. Energy

Excellence in Biomedical Engineering Award

1st Place: $50 gift certificate, gift bag, certificate
2nd Place: certificate, gift bag
3rd Place: certificate, gift bag

Awarded to best Junior or Senior Division projects that best use engineering principles to solve a medical problem based on contemporary issues and the global, economic, environmental and/or social impacts of the solution. Engineering

Veterinary Science Award

$100, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of veterinary medicine. Animal Sciences

Colorado EnergyWise Award

$250, certificate

Awarded to best Junior & Senior Division project demonstrating innnovations in energy efficiency. Energy

Excellence in Forestry Research Award

$100

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to forestry. Environmental Sciences
Microbiology & Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences
Comstock Family

Heather Comstock Memorial Award

$300, certificate

Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to medicine and health or microbiology. Medicine & Health
Microbiology & Molecular Biology
Constant Family

Award for Excellence in Computer Science

$150, certificate (Senior Division)
$100, certificate (Junior Division)

Awarded to best Junior & Senior Division exhibits involving the study of information processes or the structures & procedures that represent processes, and their implementation in information processing systems. Math & Computer Sciences

Dairy Tech Agricultural Focus Award

1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150

Awarded to best Junior or Senior Division projects related to agriculture pertaining to livestock or the husbandry/feeding of livestock across all species. Animal Sciences
Microbiology & Molecular Biology
Eppler Family

microprocessor kit and digital multimeter ($150 value)

Awarded to the best Junior Division exhibits using electrical/electronic measurement/control. All CSEF Categories

Conservation District Award

$50, plaque

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits with a soil or water conservation theme. Environmental Sciences
Frank Armbruster Memorial

Armbruster Memorial Award

$100

Awarded to the best Junior Division exhibit using materials found in the home. All CSEF Categories

GSA Awards in Environmental Geology

1st Place: plaque, GSA membership, 2016 GSA calendar, GSA photo scale, The Geoscientists Handbook, Rite in the Rain notebook, Rite in the Rain all weather pen
2nd Place: plaque, GSA membership, 2016 GSA calendar, GSA photo scale, Rite in the Rain notebook, Rite in the Rain all weather pen
3rd Place: plaque, GSA membership, 2016 GSA calendar, GSP photo scale

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division projects relating some aspect of the geosciences to environmental issues. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Gromko Family

Gerald Gromko Award

$150, certificate

Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to the physical sciences. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Physics

Excellence in Human Factors & Ergonomics Award

$100

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits contributing to the study of human factors or ergonomics. Engineering
Medicine & Health
Intel Corporation
certificate, $200 Awarded to best Senior Divison project related to Computer Sciences. Math & Computer Sciences

IEEE Award

$150, Arduino Experimenter's kit (Senior Division)
$100, Arduino Experimenter's kit (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that display the use of electrical or electronics engineering concepts. Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics

Matthew McCausland Memorial Award

science equipment/instruments ($100 value)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibit with "out of the box" thinking and creativity. All CSEF Categories

Lockheed Martin Aerospace Award

$100 (Senior Division)
$50 (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the aerospace industry. Earth & Space Sciences
Energy & Transportation
Engineering
Physics
Mu Alpha Theta
certificate Awarded to best Senior Division projects related to mathemetics. Mathematics & Computer Sciences
NASA
certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division projects related to mathematics. Awarded to the best Junior Division projects related to Earth's interconnected systems. Earth & Space Sciences
Mathematics & Computer Sciences

NCEI Award for Scientific Achievement

$50 money order, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior Division exhibit related to Earth or environmental sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

NDIA STEM Exellence Award

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

Awarded to the best projects in the 6th, 7th & 8th grades with scientific and technical rigor combined with a clear application to national defense. All CSEF Categories
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
certificate, medallion Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibit related to understanding and predicting changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

NREL Energy Award

$100, plaque made from a solar panel

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division project related to renewable energy and energy efficiency Energy

Office of Naval Research Award

$75 gift certificate, certificate, medallion (Senior Division)
certificate, medallion (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that show an understanding of the subject and the scientific process. All CSEF Categories
Ricoh Americas Corporation
certificate Awarded to best Junior & Senior Divison projects related to the principels of sustainability- balancing economic development with environmental responsibility. All CSEF Categories

Excellence in Earth Science Award

cash award, certificate

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the Earth sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

SACNAS CSU Rising Young Scientist Award

$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. All CSEF Categories
Science Toy Magic, LLC

Physics Classroom Demonstration Award

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

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits 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. Energy
Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics
Society for In Vitro Biology
certificate Awarded to best 11th grader project in the Senior Division related to plant or animal in vitro biology. Animal Sciences
Medicine & Health
Plant Sciences

Excellence in Mining & Metallurgy Award

1st Place: $400, plaque, 2nd Place: $200, plaque (Senior Division)
1st Place: $200, plaque, 2nd Place ($100, plaque (Junior Division

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the mineral industry, mining, metallurgy, mineral processing or mineral exploration. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Medicine & Health

Andy Keller Memorial Award

1st Place: $200, recognition by local chapter
2nd Place: $150, recognition by local chapter
3rd Place: $10, recognition by local chapter

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division projects related to manufacturing principles. Engineering
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. Energy
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics

Natural Resource Conservation Award

$100, certificate

Awarded to best Junior & Senior Division project related to natural resources conservation. All CSEF Categories

SPIE Optics & Photonics Award

1st Place: $250, 2nd Place: $150, 3rd Place: $100 (Senior Division)
1st Place: $150, 2nd Place: $100, 3rd Place: $50 (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to optics or photonics where students have applied optics or photonics related technology or techniques. All CSEF categories

Innovation in Aquaponics Award

Aquaponicals aquaponic growing system ($150 value)

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division project with a solid understanding of aquaponis and creativity in its application.

Animal Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Plant Sciences

Inventor's Roundtable Award

$100, free patent search ($499 value)

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit with the potential for future application.

All CSEF Categories

TU River Conservation Award

1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $125
3rd Place: $75

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division projects related to the preservation, assessment or monitoring of cold water ecosystems. Animal Sciences
Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

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. Energy & Transportation
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics

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. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
United States Metric Association
certificate Awarded to best Junior & Senior division projects related to the use of SI metric system All CSEF Catergories

Medical Scientist Training Program Award

$50

Awarded to best Junior & Senior Division projects related to biomedical sciences. Medicine & Health

Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute Award

$50

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits with the most outstanding mathematics or computer science thought. All CSEF Categories
Vaughan Web Works, LLC

Glissmann Family Award for Best Use of Computer Program Development

$100 (Senior Division)
$50 (Junior Division)

Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits with software developed by the student(s) to solve, analyze or model a problem in any category All CSEF Categories
Water Environment Association
Certificate, nomination to the SJWP state competion Awarded to best Senior Divison projects related to water. Environmental Sciences
Wilkins Family

Young Entrepreneur's Award

$500

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division project in Engineering or Computer Sciences with an invention or innovation with clear commercial potential. Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Wojtaszek Family

Paul Wojtaszek Memorial Award

$200

Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to the field of medicine. Medicine & Health
Microbiology
Women In Physics

Promising Young Woman in Science Award

$50

Awarded to the best exhibit by a female student that displays enthusiasm for and has a vested interest in science. Physics
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. Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics
Zonta Club of Boulder County

Amelia Earhart Award

$100

Awarded to the best Junior Division exhibit related to aerospace-engineering by a female student. Earth & Space Sciences
Energy & Transportation
Engineering
Physics

Colorado Science and Engineering Fair Special Awards

Organization
Award(s)
Criteria
Category (ies)
Pioneers of Science
$50, certificate (at least one award will be given in each category) Awarded to Junior Division exhibits based on enthusiasm for their subject matter. All CSEF Categories
$100, certificate, use of artwork on next year's publications Awarded to the best art entry as voted on by the CSEF Finalists. N/A
Student Choice Award
$100, certificate Awarded to the Junior & Senior Division exhibits as voted on by the CSEF Finalists. All CSEF Categories
$100, certificate Awarded to the Junior Division exhibit with the best submitted technical paper. All CSEF Categories
$100, certificate Awarded to the Senior Division exhibit with the best submitted technical paper. All CSEF Categories
$3,000 grant, certificate and a SparkFun Inventor's Kit Awarded to a Colorado science teacher who supports science fair and is nominated to receive this award. N/A
SparkFun Inventor's Kit Awarded to the non-winning Teacher of the Year nominees. N/A

Scholarships

Organization
Award(s)
Criteria
Category(ies)
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. All CSEF Categories
$500 merit scholarships to attend Colorado College summer 2016 as pre-college students Awarded to the Senior Division 1st - 4th Place winners in all categories. All CSEF Categories
$1,000 CSM scholarship, renewable for up to 3 additional years for use toward undergraduate degree Awarded to the best 11th grade exhibits. Chemistry
Earth & Space Sciences
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Math & Computer Sciences
Medicine & Health
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. All CSEF Categories
$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). All CSEF Categories
$1,000 scholarship to attend Colorado State University, Pueblo Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibits related to engineering and technology. Energy & Transportation
Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics
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. All CSEF Categories
3 4-year $500/year scholarship to attend CU Boulder
5 4-year $1,000/year scholarship to attend CU Boulder
Awarded to the best 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade projects related to engineering, environmental sciences and technology. Energy & Transportation
Environmental Sciences
Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics

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