ISEF Awards

Senior Division ISEF Awards

These awards are also offered at the International finals

  1. American Meteorological Society
    Up to two awards for individual or team project. Projects must be in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
    Award: Certificate.
  2. American Psychological Association (APA)
    This award recognizes outstanding research in psychology (junior or senior division) under 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 and health).
    Award: Certificate of Recognition
  3. ASM Materials Education Foundation
    This award is for the best materials engineering project. The award will be a certificate and medallion. This is a single award (no teams) in the Junior or senior division. The student will be presented with a preliminary certificate.
    Award: Certificate and Ribbon: The formal certificate and Ribbon will be mailed in July or August.
  4. Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
    Winners of the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award will receive an Intel Certificate, $200 and an Intel memento. This award may be given to an individual or a team.
    Award: Certificate and $200 to be sent to student(s) after the student(s) completes the required paperwork.
  5. Mu Alpha Theta
    This is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Club. It is intended that this recognition be awarded to a senior division individual or group project demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics.
    Award: Certificate
  6. NASA Earth System Science Award
    This is for a project exhibiting a clear and focused purpose on Earth System Science that is testable using the science process. Founded in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, NASA’s mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research, answering basic questions like: What’s out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find?
    Award: Certificate
  7. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” Award: This award goes to research that emphasizes NOAA’s mission of science, service and stewardship in climate, weather, ocean and coastal sciences.
    Award: Certificate, letter and medallion.
  8. Regional Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
    This award recognizes projects that demonstrate outstanding efforts in addressing issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
    Award: Certificate
  9. Scientific American Subscription
    Scientific American recognizes outstanding student research. This award goes to the six grand prize awardees.
    Award: Certificate and 1 year subscription to Scientific American
  10. Society for In Vitro Biology
    To be awarded to most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue. If there are no 11th graders available for award can be offered in other senior division grades.
    Award: Certificate
  11. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)
    This is for the best projects related to water quality, water resource management, water protection, water treatment or wastewater treatment. Up to two awards may be given.
    Award: Certificate. Up to three awardees may register to compete in the State, competition by April 15th. Ten finalists at the Intel International Fair will receive an all expense trip to Stockholm, Sweden where they will represent the United States to compete in the International Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. Each winner must complete the online form to compete at the higher level.
  12. U.S. Metric Association
    This is for a student whose project involves a significant amount of quantitative measurement and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.
    Award: Certificate
  13. U.S. Air Force (given by representatives of the air force)
    Award: Certificate, and other awards to be announced
  14. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps
    Five awards are available. Two junior and three senior awards (individual and team).
    Award: Certificate and other awards
  15. Yale Science and Engineering Association Inc.
    This award is given to the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry (team or individual).
    Award: Certificate and pewter medallion sent to winner after Fair Director mails winner’s form. A preliminary certificate will be provided recipient at the Fair.

Junior Division ISEF Awards

These awards are also offered at the International finals.

  1. American Meteorological Society
    Up to two awards for individual or team project (junior or senior division). Projects must be in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
    Award: Certificate of Recognition
  2. Association for Women Geoscientists
    This award is offered to female students. Teams with at least one female are also eligible. These projects should exemplify high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences. Special consideration will be given to projects that increase the public awareness of geosciences, illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of the geosciences, or promote the sensitivity to Earth as a global system. This may be given to the junior or senior division, team or individual.
    Award: Certificate.
  3. Broadcom Masters – Middle School Competition
    Up to nine nominees are chosen to enter the competition by completing an application explaining their science project and demonstrating their use of STEM principles – science, technology, engineering and math – in the development and presentation of their project. From among entrants nationally, 300 semifinalists are selected, including 30 finalists. The nominees are the top four grand prize awardees.
    Award: Certificate and invitation to the National Broadcom competition.
  4. Lemelson Early Inventor Prize
    This award is offered to an individual or team who (1) Demonstrates problem-solving by identifying a critical problem; (2) Apply empathy and STEM knowledge to find a practical solution; (3) Display entrepreneurial thinking by developing a tangible invention; (4) Ideally exemplify environmentally-responsible thinking in their research and creation of the project.
    Award: Certificate plus $100.00 to be shared if a team.
  5. U.S. Air Force
    Given by representatives of the air force up to four awards; junior and/or senior division.
    Award: Certificate, and other awards to be announced
  6. U.S. Metric Association
    This is for a student whose project involves a significant amount of quantitative measurement and which best uses the SI metric system for those measurements.
    Award: Certificate
  7. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps
    Five awards are available. Two junior and three senior awards (individual and team).
    Award: Certificate