Awards

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 Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Utah Section

Several cash prizes and certificates will be awarded to the projects of greatest interest and value in aviation, space science, engineering.

American Meteorological Society

A certificate will be awarded to the best project in the senior division dealing with atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Psychological Association

A certificate will be awarded to the student whose project represents outstanding research in psychology.

American Society of Civil Engineers

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

Association for Women Geoscientists

A certificate will be awarded to female students whose projects exemplify high standards of innovation and scientific excellence in the geosciences.

ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

A certificate and opportunity to win a trip to ASU will be awarded to the projects exploring solutions to sustainability challenges.

Glenn Bills Orthodontics

A cash prize will be awarded to a projects that deals with teeth or dental care.

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

A USEF Nomination to compete at GENIUS Olympiad and $500 travel stipend will be awarded to a project which explores environmental science and/or engineering.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science

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

Mission Math Utah

A $100 cash prize will be awarded to a project which demonstrates best use of math.

MU Alpha Theta

A certificate and letter of congratulations will be 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

Awarded to the project that exemplifies the use of earth and planetary systems or astronomy 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.

Recursion Pharma Discovery Award

Award to projects which utilize artificial intelligence approaches to solve important problems and/or exploration of advanced biology related to medicinal chemistry or pharmaceuticals.

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.

Society of Women Engineers

Awarded to the most outstanding and innovative engineering project for which at least one of the participants is a female.

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

A trophy and $100 cash prize will be awarded to projects demonstrating excellence in Environmental Science for Elementary and Secondary.

The Leonardo

A certificate and family membership to the Leonardo will be 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

A certificate will be awarded to the project that involves quantitative measures and which best uses the SI metric system for those measures.

U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps

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

Utah Dept. of Transportation

A book and certificate will be awarded to the projects that best demonstrate innovation in transportation.

XMission

Awarded to the project that best demonstrates creativity in utilizing the Internet for either research or as a presentation element. The award recipient will use technology as a theme in their presentation.

Yale Science and Engineering Association

An award certificate and medallion will be awarded to the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the areas of computer science, engineering, physics, or chemistry.

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