Special Awards May Be Provided By

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Pt. Lobos Section:

Best 2 projects demonstrating ingenuity in the field of intelligent systems with application to the domain of aerospace.

American Meteorological Society:

Outstanding projects in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Psychological Association:

Projects demonstrating outstanding research in psychological science under the category of behavioral and social sciences or any category related to psychology.

American Public Works Association:

Awards for top projects in Applied Mechanics, Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science.

ASM Materials Foundation, A Society for Materials:

Best projects demonstrating ingenuity in materials engineering and materials & processes.

Association for Women Geoscientists:

Best project done by a female student. If team, one must be a female, in grades 6-12, exemplifying innovativeness & scientific excellence in geosciences.

Biophysical Award:

Best individual biophysics-related project by a HS student.

Broadcom Masters:

Top 10% of Middle School Projects. All first place winners in Middle School are invited to compete at the Broadcom Masters.

CAPS: California Association of Professional Scientists:

One 7th-11th-grade project demonstrating excellent scientific methodology in the fields CAPS represents (all but behavioral & social science, engineering, and computer science & math).

California Society for Biomedical Research:

Project demonstrates the appropriate use of biomedical models to improve the health or qualify of life of humans and animals.Project must follow IACUC rules concerning animals.

CSUMB’s Watershed Institute:

Water for Our Future

IAS: Industry Application Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE):

The award will be assigned to an individual or a team for a first-place project on a subject of interest to the Industry Application Society including: electrical engineering, industrial applications of electrical engineering or environmental engineering. The winner(s) could be in either junior (grades 6 through 8 grade) or senior (grades 9-12) categories. The money would be split among the team members.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science:

Best Computer Science project in grades 9-12.

Monterey Co Ag Education

MCSIG: Municipalities, Communities, Schools Insurance Group

Monterey One Water

Mu Alpha Theta:

Outstanding projects demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics.

NASA EARTH System Science Award:

Best high school project with an Earth Systems science perspective.

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Best projects that seek to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our nation’s economic, social and environmental needs.

Northern California Institute of Food Technologists:

Best 3 projects demonstrating some aspect of food science. This may include food microbiology, food chemistry, food engineering, nutrition, or sensory science; Best demonstration of scientific excellence in Food Science including a hypothesis, experimentation, and analysis.

Ricoh Americas Corporation:

Two best projects that address issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable development in either science or engineering project.

Society for In Vitro Biology:

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

Stockholm Junior Water Prize:

Best projects in grade 9-12 project related to water quality, water resource mgmt. water protection, water treatment, or wastewater treatment

U.S. Air Force:

Outstanding mathematics, science or engineering fair project.

U.S. Metric Association:

Outstanding projects demonstrating the consistent and correct Use of Metric Units of Measurement.

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

Outstanding individual projects in science, math, or engineering.

Yale Science and Engineering Association:

Most outstanding individual 11th grade student for Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry.