Category Awards

For Junior & Senior divisions, cash awards and trophies are awarded for each 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place projects in each of the competition categories.

For Elementary division, we award medals to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & Honorable Mention winning projects in each of the competition categories.

Special Awards

The following special awards will be presented this year:

American Meteorological Society

Awarded to the best project in the senior division dealing with atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Psychological Association

Awarded to the student whose project represents outstanding research in psychology in the Behavioral & Social Science Category or other category as long as the project is psychology related.

American Society of Civil Engineers

Awarded to student projects that demonstrate significant knowledge, research, and application of the challenges faced by civil engineering.

ASM Materials Education Foundation

Awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in materials science and engineering. The winning project will need to use materials-related concepts, demonstrate some aspect of the materials paradigm, be clear in presentation, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the scientific method.

Association for Women Geoscientists

Awarded to female students whose projects exemplify high standards of innovation and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

Association for Women Geoscientists Salt Lake Chapter

Any projects that are in the Earth & Planetary Science, Environmental Management, Energy & Transportation, Environmental Sciences categories, for which at least one of the participants is a female.

ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

The initiatives encourage and celebrate inventors, social entrepreneurs, innovative designers and creative thinkers who develop solutions to sustainability challenges.

Broadcom MASTERS

A certificate and invitation to enter Broadcom MASTERS national competition will be awarded to projects displaying mastery of S.T.E.M. principles.

Director's Choice Award

Awarded to a project that demonstrates student excellency in research and/or innovation.

GENIUS Olympiad

Awarded to a project which explores environmental science and/or engineering.

Great Basin Chapter of Air and Waste Management Association

Awarded to a promising student who is working on environmental engineering, science, and/or management.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science

A certificate and cash prize will be awarded to 1st place in Computer Science.

Mission Math Utah

Awarded to a project which demonstrates best use of math.

MU Alpha Theta

Awarded to the project demonstrating the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school student.

NASA Earth System

Given to the project that exemplifies the use of earth and planetary systems in their project.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Awarded to a project whose research emphasizes NOAA's mission: to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

Ricoh Americas Corporation

Awarded to an individual or team whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.

Salt Lake Public Utilities

This award recognizes students who show a comprehension of the principles related to water treatment or the treatment and re-use of waste water.

Society for In Vitro Biology

Awarded to the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture.

STEM Action Center

Awarded to extraordinary projects in Chemistry, Energy: Chemical and Physical, and Plant Science.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Awarded to the best projects relating to or dealing with water treatment, management, protection or quality. Opportunity to advance tot the National Water Environment Federation Competition.

Student Advisory Board Choice Award

Awarded by the USEF Student Advisory Board.

T.D. Williamson

Top Z scores in Environmental Science for Elementary and Secondary.

The Leonardo

Awarded to the project that best combines science, technology, and art.

U.S. Air Force

Awarded to students whose projects demonstrate excellent scientific thought and process skills.

U.S. Metric Association

Awarded to the project that involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measures.

U.S. Navy

Awarded to students whose projects demonstrate excellent scientific thought and process skills.

U.S. Marine Corps

Awarded to students whose projects demonstrate excellent scientific thought and process skills.

Utah Dept. of Transportation

Awarded to the projects that best demonstrate innovation in transportation.

Yale Science and Engineering Association

Awarded to the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of computer science, engineering, physics, or chemistry.