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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 2013 CSEF and the category(ies) they could be awarded in.

Organizational Special Awards

Organization
Award(s)
Criteria
Categories
First Place: $100
Second Place: $50
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to air quality, meteorology, environment, and/or waste management. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences

American Association of University Women, Rocky Mountain States Section
$200 Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit by a female student. All CSEF Categories
$100, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that utilize research in chemistry. Chemistry

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

$50, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Physics
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. Energy & Transportation
Engineering
Physics
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. Energy & Transportation
Environmental Sciences
American Psychological Association
Achievement in Research in Psycological Science Award
certificate Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to research in psychology. Behavioral & Social Sciences

$150, 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
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. Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
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. Environmental Sciences
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. Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
certificate Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits by young women that are related to Earth or environmental sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Broadcom Foundation
Broadcom MASTERS Competition Nomination
nomination to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS competition for 2014 Awarded to the 1st and 2nd place category winners in the Junior Division. All CSEF Categories
$70, certificate Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to meat science or food safety. Animal Sciences
$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
Colorado Association of Science Teachers
Gerald Gromko Award
$150, certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to the physical sciences. Chemistry
Physics
$75, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of biology. Animal Sciences
Medicine & Health
Microbiology
Plant Sciences
Colorado Chemistry Teachers Association
$100, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of chemistry. Chemistry
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of dental technology. Medicine & Health
Microbiology
$75 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to Earth sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
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. Environmental Sciences
Microbiology
Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
Agriculture in the Classroom Award
$50, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to agricultural sciences. Plant Sciences
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. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
$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
1st Place: $40, mineral sample, book
2nd Place: $25, mineral sample, book
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to Earth sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
$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

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
certificate, $500 Awarded to the best exhibit related to clean energy. Energy & Transportation
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Colorado State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
Innovations in the Science of Agriculture Award
$500 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to agriculture. Animal Sciences
Plant Sciences
$100, certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to biochemistry or molecular biology. Chemistry
Medicine & Health
Microbiology
$100, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits utilizing chemistry. Chemistry
$100 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to horticulture. Plant Sciences
$100, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits in the field of veterinary medicine. Animal Sciences
$100 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to forestry. Environmental Sciences
Plant Sciences
Comstock Family
Heather Comstock Memorial Award
$200, certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to medicine and health or microbiology. Medicine & Health
Microbiology
Eppler Family
microprocessor kit and digital multimeter ($150 value) Awarded to the best Junior Division exhibits using electrical/electronic measurement/control. All CSEF Categories
$50, plaque Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits with a soil or water conservation theme. Environmental Sciences
Frank Armbruster Memorial
Charles Armbruster Memorial Award
$100 Awarded to the Best Junior Division exhibit using materials found in the home. All CSEF Categories
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. Did not participate in 2013
$100 Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit that contributes to the study of human factors or ergonomics. Did not participate in 2013
$150 (Senior Division)
$100 (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
Intel Corporation
Excellence in Computer Science Award
$200, certificate Awarded to the 1st place computer science category winner in the Senior Division. Math & Computer Sciences
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. All CSEF Categories
$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
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. Did not participate in 2013
certificate, plaque, $50 money order Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to Earth or environmental sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
certificate Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit that demonstrates the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics. Math & Computer Sciences
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. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
certificate, token issue plus a 1-year subscription to Discover magazine Awarded the the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to optics. Engineering
Physics
Rawat Family
Champion of Scientific Innovation Award
$50 & trophy, $100 & trophy for the winner's teacher Awarded to outstanding Junior Division projects as selected by the family. All CSEF Categories
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. Energy & Transportation
Environmental Sciences
cash awards, certificate Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the Earth sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
$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
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
Awarded to the best Junior or 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 & Transportation
Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics
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. Animal Sciences
Medicine & Health
Microbiology
Plant Sciences
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. Earth & Space Sciences
scholarship awards valued as much as $600 and recognition by the chapter Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits 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. Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics
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. Engineering
Physics
$100, free patent search ($499 value) Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit with the potential for future application.

All CSEF Categories

First Place: $100 savings bond, scholarship to attend Colorado Trout Unlimited's River Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp
2nd Place: $75 savings bond, 1st alternate to attend Colorado Trout Unlimited's River Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp
3rd Place: $50 savings bond, 2nd alternate to attend Colorado Trout Unlimited'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. Animal Sciences
Environmental Sciences
United States Air Force
Air Force ROTC Award
certificate, laptop backpack, personal lunch bag, 3-in-1 calculator-picture frame-LCD digital clock, helicopter pen (2013 awards) Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to aerospace technology. Earth & Space Sciences
Energy & Transportation
Engineering
Physics
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. Not participating in 2014.
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. Energy & Transportation
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics
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. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
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. All CSEF Categories
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. All CSEF Categories
University of Colorado Denver
Medical Scientist Training Program Award
$50 Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibits in the area of biomedical sciences. Medicine & Health
Microbiology
University of Northern Colorado
MAST Institute Award
$50 Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits with the most outstanding mathematics or computer science thought. All CSEF Categories
Wojtaszek Family
Paul Wojtaszek Memorial Award
$300 Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to the field of medicine. Medicine & Health
Microbiology
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. Physics
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
$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
$30, 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 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 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
$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
Colorado State University - Pueblo
$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
$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. Did not participate in 2013
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
University of Colorado Boulder
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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