Regional Awards

These special awards were developed by our Regional Fair and are not offered at the International finals.

Senior Division Regional Awards

  1. Albany Molecular Research Inc.(AMRI): Passion for Scientific Endeavors Award
    This award goes to individual(s) who demonstrate a passion for scientific discovery and excellence as exemplified in the area(s) of chemistry, materials, environmental or medicinal applications
    Award: Certificate and $150.
  2. American Society for Microbiology, Eastern New York Branch
    This award is given to one project that involves research related to microbiology.
    Award: Certificate plus $100.
  3. Brown League Sports Science Award
    The award is presented to the project that uses a scientific approach to further an understanding or improve the performance of a sports-related phenomena.
    Award: Two 1-year magazine subscriptions from a sport and science magazine group. No teams: One subscription (choices noted in award letter) plus certificate. No teams.
  4. Dudley Observatory
    The Dudley Observatory offers an award for a project in astronomy or space science.
    Award: Certificate plus $100. No teams.
  5. Linda Austin DNA Science and Technology Award
    This award is offered for research in DNA science and technology. It is in memory of Linda Austin who brought DNA Science and Technology to many, many schools in the Capital Region.
    Award: Certificate plus $100.
  6. Momentive Performance Materials
    This award is for a project that demonstrates innovative use of synthetic chemicals to improve the environment and/or quality of life.
    Award: Certificate plus $100
  7. National Association of Biology Teachers
    This award is given to one project in that involves research in the Life sciences.
    Award: Certificate and $75
  8. National Grid Award for Energy and the Environment
    The award is presented to individual(s) with a research project/exhibit that includes consideration and/or achievement in energy reduction, sustainability or reduced impact to the environment.
    Award: Certificate plus $100
  9. Nuclear Society
    This is for one project in that involves research related to energy.
    Award: Certificate plus $100
  10. Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Award
    This award is for a project in nutrition that promotes good health.
    Award: Certificate plus $100
  11. Regeneron
    Awarded to the project that demonstrates the most creativity in improving or identifying health issues in an individual.
    Award: Certificate plus $250
  12. R.P.I. Scholarship
    Given to outstanding project for grades 9-11. The Planning committee for the Fair reserves the right whether or not to offer this award.
    Award: $40,000 ($10,000 per academic year)
  13. SI Group Smart Chemistry Award
    This award will be presented to a project that demonstrates ingenuity in utilizing chemistry to promote environmental sustainability.
    Award: Certificate plus an Apple iPad mini (no teams)
  14. STANYS: Eleanor Miller Reed Science Research Award
    This award is given to a project that “captures the spirit of science research.”
    Award: Certificate and $100 Team projects will share the monetary award
  15. Walter Eppenstein Physics /Astronomy Award16 Walter Eppenstein Physics /Astronomy Award
    This award is for an outstanding physics or astronomy project.
    Award: Certificate plus $75.

Junior Division Regional Awards

  1. Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI): Passion for Scientific Endeavors Award
    This award goes to individual(s) who demonstrate a passion for scientific discovery and excellence as exemplified in the area(s) of chemistry, materials, environmental or medicinal applications
    Award(s): Certificate plus $100
  2. American Society for Microbiology, Eastern New York Branch
    This award is given to one project that involves research related to microbiology.
    Award: Certificate plus $50.
  3. Cullen Blake and Deena Mousa Excellence in Science Award
    This award is giving to a student who demonstrates both a love of science and the skill for doing science.
    Award: Certificate plus $100
  4. Dudley Observatory
    The Dudley Observatory offers an award at the senior and junior level for a project in astronomy or space science.
    Award: Certificate plus $50. No teams.
  5. Momentive Performance Materials
    This award is for a project that demonstrates innovative use of synthetic chemicals to improve the environment and/or quality of life.
    Award: Certificate plus $50
  6. National Association of Biology Teachers
    This award is given to one project in the senior division and one project in the junior division that involves research in the Life sciences.
    Award: Certificate plus $50.
  7. National Grid Award for Energy and the Environment 
    The award is presented to individual(s) with a research project/exhibit that includes consideration and/or achievement in energy reduction, sustainability or reduced impact to the environment.
    Award: Certificate plus $50
  8. Nuclear Society
    This is for one project in the junior division & one project in the senior division that involves research related to energy.
    Award: Certificate plus $50
  9. Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Award
    This award is for a project in nutrition that promotes good health.
    Award: Certificate plus $50
  10. Regeneron Award
    Awarded to the project that demonstrates the most creativity in improving or identifying health issues in an individual.
    Award: Certificate plus $175
  11. SI Group Smart Chemistry Award
    This award will be presented to a project that demonstrates ingenuity in utilizing chemistry to promote environmental sustainability. 
    Award: Certificate plus $100 (individual or team)
  12. STANYS: Eleanor Miller Reed Science Research Award
    This award is given to one project in the senior division and one project in the junior division that “captures the spirit of science research.”
    Award: Certificate plus $50