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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 2017 CSEF and the category(ies) they could be awarded in.

Organizational Special Awards

Organization
Award(s)
Criteria
Category(ies)
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: $150, certificate
2nd Place: $50, certificate
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits that utilize research in chemistry. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Excellence in Protection of Health & the Environment Award

Senior Division: $200
Junior Division: $50
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits 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 exhibits 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

Senior Division: $150
Junior Division: $100
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

Senior Division: $150
Junior Division: $100
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: $50, $50 for the adult sponsor
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to general physical sciences and engineering. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Physics
Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
certificate, entry for Grand Prize of a trip to Arizona for the 2018 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
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
Biophysical Excellence Award

$100, certificate
Awarded to the best Senior Division Exhibit related to biophysics. Physics
Broadcom
certificate, nomination to the 2018 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

$80, certificate
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit related to meat science or food safety. Animal Sciences
Microbiology & Molecular Biology
CAST Award

$100, 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

First Place: $100, certificate
Second Place: $50, 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 2017
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

Senior Division: $150, certificate, invitation to exhibit at the CEHA Annual Educational Conference

Junior Division: $75, certificate
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

$100, CMS membership for 2017, certificate
Awarded to the best exhibit related to the understanding of fungi. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Plant Sciences
Excellence in Geology Award

Senior Division:
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75

Junior Division:
1st Place: $75
2nd Place: $50

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, $250, certificate
Awarded to the best Senior Division exhibit related to energy. Energy
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 exhibits demonstrating innnovations in energy efficiency. Energy
Excellence in Forestry Research Award

$200
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to forestry. Environmental Sciences
Microbiology & Molecular Biology
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 & Molecular Biology
Energy Day Academic Program Award

$100
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits demonstrating innovations in energy/ energy technology. All CSEF Categories
Dairy Tech Agricultural Focus Award

$200
Awarded to best exhibit related to agriculture pertaining to livestock or the husbandry/feeding of livestock across all species. Animal Sciences
Microbiology & Molecular Biology
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: $100 gift card, GSA memorabilia

2nd Place: $75, GSA memorabilia

3rd Place: $50, GSA memorabilia

Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibitsrelating 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 exhibits related to Computer Sciences. Math & Computer Sciences
IEEE Award

Senior Division: $150
Junior Division: $100
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 or Senior Division exhibit with "out of the box" thinking and creativity. All CSEF Categories
Lockheed Martin Aerospace Award

Senior Division: $100
Junior Division: $50
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

monetary award from an anonymous donor, 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 exhibits 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
Ricoh Americas Corporation
certificate Awarded to best Junior & Senior Divison exhibits related to the principels of sustainability- balancing economic development with environmental responsibility. All CSEF Categories
Excellence in Earth Science Award

1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $125
Awarded to the best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to the Earth sciences. Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
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
SACNAS CSU Rising Young Scientist Award

$50
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits by students from underrepresented populations who display a well organized and attractive exhibit, 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 exhibit in the Senior Division related to plant or animal in vitro biology. Animal Sciences
Medicine & Health
Plant Sciences
Excellence in Mining & Metallurgy Award

Senior Division:
1st Place: $400, plaque
2nd Place: $200, plaque

Junior Division:
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
Environmental Sciences
Medicine & Health
Andy Keller Memorial Award

1st Place: $200, recognition by local chapter
2nd Place: $150, recognition by local chapter
3rd Place: $100, recognition by local chapter
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits related to manufacturing principles. Engineering
SWE Award

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 exhibits related to natural resources conservation. All CSEF Categories
SPIE Optics & Photonics Award

Senior Division:
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $100

Junior Division:
1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50
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
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 exhibits related to the preservation, assessment or monitoring of cold water ecosystems. Animal Sciences
Earth & Space Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Air Force ROTC Award

certificate, over-the-sholder sling pack, power bank charger, dog tag USB flash memory drive, dual USB car charger
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibits that relate to aerospace technology. All CSEF Categories
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 Metric Association
certificate Awarded to best Junior & Senior division exhibits related to the use of SI metric system All CSEF Catergories
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. All CSEF Categories
Medical Scientist Training Program Award

$50
Awarded to best Junior & Senior Division exhibits related to biomedical sciences. Medicine & Health
Vaughan Web Works, LLC
Glissmann Family Award for Best Use of Computer Program Development

Senior Division: $100
Junior Division: $50
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 exhibits related to water. Environmental Sciences
Wilkins Family
Young Entrepreneur's Award

$500
Awarded to the best Junior or Senior Division exhibit 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

1st Place: $100, certificate
2nd Place: science gift bag, certificate
Awarded to the best exhibits by female students that display 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 best 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 2017 as pre-college students Awarded to the best Senior Division Environmental Sciences project (student must be 16). Environmental Sciences
$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 exhibit related to engineering and/or 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 exhibits related to engineering, environmental sciences and technology. Energy & Transportation
Environmental Sciences
Engineering
Math & Computer Sciences
Physics

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