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Special awards are often given for research that has real-world applications.  Learn more about the research that won special awards in 2016.

Wyoming State Science Fair

Special Awards - A Sneak-Peak

 Check back frequently.  This page will be updated as more special awards offered at the 2017 Wyoming State Science Fair are confirmed.  

Wyoming Research Scholars Program offers a special award to a 12th grade student at the Wyoming State Science Fair.

More Special Awards:

American Meteorological Society Award - The American Meteorological Society recognizes 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade students who have done creative research in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.  Award recipients receive a certificate of achievement and recognition in the December 2017 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

American Psychological Association Award - The American Psychological Association Education Directorate recognizes a student or team of students for outstanding research in psychological science under the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category relating to psychology (e.g., animal sciences, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematical science, medicine and health).  Projects are judged based on creative ability, scientific thought, thoroughness, skill, and clarity.

Association for Women Geoscientists Award - The Association of Women Geoscientists recognizes a female student whose project exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.  The project that receives recognition whould increase public awareness of the geosciences, illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of the geosciences, or promote sensitivity to the earth as a global system.

ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Award - The ASU Rob and Melanie Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative recognizes 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who seek innovative solutions to humanity's most challenging problems.  Students who exhibit their research in any category are eligible, but they should convey intent in their research to solve a complex problem that involves social justice, environmental and economic prosperity.  The winner will receive a certificate and the opportunity to enter competition for a Grand Prize trip to Arizona for the 2018 Sustainability Solutions Festival 

ASM Materials Education Foundation Award - The ASM Materials Education Foundation provides a medallion and certificate to the best materials engineering project at the Wyoming State Science Fair.  Selection will be based on use of materials-related concepts, demonstration of structure-processing-properties-performance relationships, presentation, understanding of the scientific method, and project display aesthetics.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award - The Intel Company sponsors a $200 + certificate award to encourage participation in computer science.  Computer science is one of the fastest growing fields today, and it is an important source of innovation for the 21st century.  This award goes to the first place winner in the Senior Division (Grades 9-12) Robotics & Intelligent Machines/Embedded Systems/Systems Software Category.

NASA Earth Systems Science Award - 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award -

Mu Alpha Theta Award - Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, provides a certificate of recognition to a project that demonstrates the most challenging, original, thorough and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school student. Projects in any category are eligible.  Components of the investigation may include, but are not limited to, mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation.  Judging will be on creative ability, use of mathematics, scientific thought, thoroughness, skill, clarity, and teamwork (if applicable).

Ricoh Sustainable Development Award - Ricoh Americas Corporation is a major sponsor of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  They are offering a certificate award to a project that has principles and technhical innovations that offer the greatest potential for increasing our abilty to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses. The winning project must also reflect energy conservation/prevention of global warming, resource conservation/recycling, pollution prevention, or conservation of biodiversity. 

Society for In Vitro Biology Award - The Society for In Vitro Biology provides one certificate award to the most outstanding 11th grade student whose research project is in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture.  In addition to receiving a certificate, the award recipient will receive publicity in the society's annual newsletter and may be invited to submit an abstract of their work to the society's annual meeting.

U.S. Metric Association Award - The U.S. Metric Association recognizes a student in any division or category whose project involves quantitative measures and correctly uses units of the SI metric system for those measures.  Winning projects should use a variety of metric units for different kinds of measures, and use of those measures should be integrally important in the student research.  The subject of the winning project should nt be the SI system itself.  View the judging guide here.

Yale Science & Engineering Association Award - The Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. provides one certificate and pewter medallion to the most outstanding 11th grade project (10th or 12th grade projects may be eligible in extraordinary cases) in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.


Special awards are often given for research that has real-world applications.  Learn more about the research that won special awards in 2016.

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