OrganizationAwardEligibilityDescription
American Meteorological Society
(4) Certificates
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Best projects in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences
American Psychological Association
(1) Certificate
Winners must be grades 9-12 and entered in the Behavioral & Social Sciences category
Projects demonstrating outstanding research in psychology
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(1) $50 certificate
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Outstanding projects in the fields of Biochemistry or Molecular Biology
Association for Women Geoscientists
(2) Certificates
Female students in geosciences
Projects with scientific excellence in geosciences
ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
(2) Certificates
Winners must be grades 9-12
Projects addressing social justice, environmental & economic prosperity
Austin Energy Best of Fair
Trophies for 6 projects
Selected from Senior Division First Place winners
Judged to be the six best projects. Students advance to the Intel ISEF
Austin Energy Best Use of Renewable Energy
(2) Trophies
1 Senior Division, 1 Junior Division
The project that best demonstrates the use of renewable/alternative energy; an energy source that is replenished at least as fast as it is used. Renewable/alternative energy includes, but is not limited to, solar, wind, biomass and hydropower
Austin Energy Science, Math & Engineering Scholarship
(3) $1000 Tuition and Book Scholarships
Student must be 2016 Texas high school graduate entering an accredited college or university as a full-time freshman in Fall 2016 seeking a degree.
Students will be selected from First Place winners in the 12th grade
Austin Geological Society
5-6 Certificates, Invited to present project/exhibit at the AGS technical poster session at the UT-Pickle Research campus, Present their abstract for inclusion in the annual AG
Winners must be in grades 6-12
Outstanding projects in Earth Science and Environmental categories
BioAustin
(3) Certificates; top winner to present a poster at a BioAustin event
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Best projects in Medical / Life Sciences
Broadcom MASTERS SSP
Certificate and chance to win trip to Washington D.C. for Broadcom Masters National Science Competition
34 Junior Division Nominees
1st and 2nd place in each category at the Middle School level. Winners must be in grades 6-8
City of Austin Watershed Protection -Watershed Detectives Award
(1) Trophy
1 Junior Division
Best project on water quality, including projects that focus on reducing flooding, erosion, or pollution of fresh water resources.
City of Austin Watershed Protection -Hydrofiles Award
(1) Trophy
1 Senior Division
Best project on water quality, including projects that focus on reducing flooding, erosion, or pollution of fresh water resources.
City of Austin, Office of Sustainability, Best in Climate Protection
(2) Trophies
1 Senior Division, 1 Junior Division
Project that is exemplary in addressing issues dealing with reduction and/or effect of greenhouse gasses and/or carbon footprint.
Genius Olympiad
(2) Certificate and Invitations to compete Internationally
Winners must be in grade 9-12
Outstanding projects related to environmental issues. Winners advance to the Genius Olympiad in Oswego, NY. Dates TBA (June 2015) Lodging and meals provided for students and one attending adult.
Health Physics Society
(1) Award
Winners must be in grades 6-12
Special Award to the best Junior or Senior projects pertaining to radiation safety or radiation science
STEMed Labs
(2) Scholarships to STEMed Labs ILP program
Winners must be in grades 6-12
Outstanding projects in a STEM field which demonstrate the potential for ongoing research or entrepreneurial pursuits
Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
(1) $1,000 Scholarship
Winner must be in grade 9-12
Top 1st place winner in Computer Science category. Senior division.
Mu Alpha Theta
(1) Certificate
Winner must be in grade 9-12
Best math-related project in any category; does not have to be in Mathematical Sciences category
NASA EARTH System Science Award
(1) Certificate
Winner must be in grade 9-12
Presented to the student whose project offers the greatest in sight into Earths interconnected systems, based on predetermined judging criteria.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(1) Letter, Certificate, and Medal
Winners must be in grades 6-12
Project in any category that emphasizes NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our nation's economic, social and environmental needs
Office of Naval Research
Multiple Certificates and Medals
Winners must be in grades 6-12 and U.S. citizens
Exceptional individual projects in any category dealing with naval-relevant science or engineering.
Regeneron Science Talent Search
Information only
Senior Students
An invitation is extended to current Juniors to enter the Regeneron Science Talent Search.
Ricoh American Corporation
(1) Certificate
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Projects in any category whose technological and scientific innovation best reflect the principles of sustainability: balancing economic development with environmental sustainability
Society of Women Engineers Award
(6) Awards
3 Senior Division, 3 Junior Division
For Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
South By Southwest Edu (SXSWedu)
Invitation to present your project at SXSW EDU Learning Expo March 6, 2018 at the Austin Convention Center
51 Junior Division 51 Junior Division
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all categories in Junior and Senior Divisions
Stockholm Junior Water Prize
(3) Certificate and Invitation to the State SJWP Competition
3 Senior Division
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) awards young scientists pursing water-related science projects at the high school level. Regional science fair winners are encouraged to submit their projects for the state-level SJWP competition where they can win an all-expense paid trip to the US SJWP competition.
Superintendent Award
(1) Trophy for each participating district
Junior and Senior Divisions
Participating Superintendents will award one outstanding project from their district.
TAWWA / WEAT Excellence in Water Award
(6) Cash Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place: Senior Division ($100, $75, and $50); Junior Division ($75, $50, and $25)
3 Senior Division, 3 Junior Division
Awards for Outstanding Water Research. We look for projects that target an important challenge in the water environment. The project should have a proposed solution that been tested with results/recommendations directly applicable to solving the problem.
Texas Science and Engineering Fair
(1st - 3rd place winners) in each category will advance to the State Competition in San Antonio Texas
51 Junior Division 51 Junior Division
1st - 3rd place winners in each of the categories.
Texas State University Master of Arts in Technical Communication Science Writing Award
Certificate and gift card for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
3 Senior Division
Outstanding abstract in the Senior Division
U.S. Air Force
(4) Certificate/Award
Winners must be in grades 9-12
Exceptional projects in any category dealing with Air Force-relevant science or engineering.
Yale Science and Engineering Association
(1) Preliminary Certificate and Medallion
Winner must be in the 11th grade
Outstanding project in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry
BAE Systems Sensor Integration Award
Trophy, $1,000 Scholarship check
Senior Division
Best and most creative utilization of engineering and sensors in a project to attain a desired output or response.
The Earth Day
Certificate and Invitation to Showcase at Earth Day ATX 2018 April 21 at Huston-Tillotson University
1st place in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Category (1 Junior, 1 Senior) Additionally, the Earth Day Positive Futures Award and Invitation to Showcase will extend to all winners of environmental special awards.
An experiment or demonstration that stands out as an example of young thought leadership in the science of sustainability. Projects will reflect excellence in one or both of the following: demonstrates or connects to a large potential impact on environment, equity and economy effectiveness in communicating relevance to an environmental issue