State Science Fair Awards

This list may change slightly. Please refer to the list printed in your program booklet at State Science Fair for awards that will be presented at State Science Fair awards ceremony.

Sponsoring Organization

Award

 

 

 

3M

Most Innovative High School Project

$500 + Certificate - First Place

$300 + Certificate - Second Place

$200 + Certificate - Third Place

 

Most Innovative Middle School Project

$500 + Certificate - First Place

$300 + Certificate - Second Place

$200 + Certificate - Third Place

Acoustical Society of America -

Upper Midwest Chapter

Excellence in Acoustics

$100 - First Place Project

$50 -   Second Place Project

$25  - Honorable Mention – up to 3 projects

American Chemical Society - MN Section

Outstanding Experimental Project

$100 + Certificate – 1 High School Student

$50 + Certificate – 1 Middle School Student

Certificate + 1 Year Subscription - Honorable Mention – 3 High School Students

Certificate + 1 Year Subscription - Honorable Mention – 3 Middle School Students

American Fisheries Society, Minnesota Chapter

Aquatic Sciences Excellence Award

Book + Fishing Pole for 1 High School student

Book + Fishing Pole for 1 Middle School student

American Meteorological Society

Outstanding Achievement for Excellence in Atmospheric or Related Science

Certificate – 2 Students

American Psychological Association

Outstanding Research in Psychological Science

Certificate - 1 Student

Arizona State University

ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Award

Certificate – 2 Students

ASM Material Education Foundation

Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science

Certificate + Medallion - 1 Student

Association for Women Geoscientists

Student Awards for Geoscience Excellence

Certificate - 1 Female Student

 

 

 

 

 

Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Awards

$350 - First Place High School Science Project

$200 - Second Place High School Science Project

$75 -   Third Place High School Science Project

$350 - First Place High School Engineering Project

$200 - Second Place High School Engineering Project

$75 -   Third Place High School Engineering Project

 

$350 - First Place Middle School Science Project

$200 - Second Place Middle School Science Project

$75 -   Third Place Middle School Science Project

$350 - First Place Middle School Engineering Project

$200 - Second Place Middle School Engineering Project

$75 -   Third Place Middle School Engineering Project

 

Broadcom Masters

Broadcom Masters Award

Certificate + Invite to apply to National Competition and receive a t-shirt + $10 gift card to top 10% of 6th, 7th & 8th grade students. Winners must place 1st to 4th in overall judging.

College of St. Scholastica

Creative Computing Award

Lego Mindstorm Robot – 1 Student

 


DiaSorin, Inc.

DiaSorin Inc. Award –

Best independent work demonstrating the scientific method

$100 - 5 Students


Relativity Award

$30 + Certificate – 1 Project

 

 

 

Ecolab

Ecolab Green Award

$700 + Certificate – First Place High School Project

$700 + Certificate – First Place Middle School Project

 

Ecolab Food Safety Award

$700 + Certificate – First Place High School Project

$700 + Certificate – First Place Middle School Project

Graduate Women in Science

Graduate Women in Science Award

$25 + Certificate – 1 Female Student project in each grade, 6th – 12th

IBM

IBM Watson Innovation Award

$250 + Trophy - First Place Student

$150 + Trophy - Second Place Student

Institute of Food Technologists – MN Section

Institute of Food Scientists Award 
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$500 – First Place High School

$250  - Second Place High School

$500 – First Place Middle School

$250  - Second Place Middle School

Intel

Excellence in Computer Science Award

$200 + Certificate – 1 Project

 

 

 

Land O’ Lakes

Land O’Lakes Award for Food Innovation

$1,000 – First Place High School

$750 – Second Place High School

$500 – Third Place High School

 

$1,000 – First Place Middle School

$750 – Second Place Middle School

$500 – Third Place Middle School

 

 

MN Environmental Health Association

MEHA Excellence Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Science

$200 + Certificate – First Place High School

$100 + Certificate – Second Place High School

$50 + Certificate –   Third Place High School

 

$100 + Certificate – First Place Middle School

$50 + Certificate –   Second Place Middle School

MN State Horticultural Society

MN State Horticultural Society Award

One year MSHS membership - Up to 12 projects

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta Award

Certificate + Letter - 1 Project

NASA

Earth Systems Science Award

Certificate – 1 Project

NOAA

Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award

Certificate + Medal – 1 Project

Ricoh

Sustainable Development Award

Certificate - 1 Project

SAS Institute/JMP Software

Data Visualization & Analysis Award

2-year license + Book – 1 Student

5-year license to winner’s school

Science Museum of Minnesota

Science Museum of MN Best Exhibit Award

1-year Museum Membership – 3 High School Projects

1-year Museum Membership – 3 Middle School Projects

 

 

Seagate

Seagate Excellence in Science Mentoring Award

$1,000 + Trophy + Hard drive – 1 Teacher w/ 1-10 yrs experience promoting science ed

$1,000 + Trophy + Hard drive – 1 Teacher w/ 11+ yrs experience promoting science ed


Seagate Rising Star Award

$2,000 + Trophy + Hard drive – 1 High School Project

$1,500 + Trophy + Hard drive – 1 Middle School Project

 

Seagate Emerging Scientist Award

Trophy – Top 10% of First-Year Students

The Society for In Vitro Biology

Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity in In Vitro Biology

Certificate - 2 Projects

 

 

SPIE – The International Society for Optics & Photonics

SPIE Optics & Photonics Award

$250 – First Place High School

$150 – Second Place High School

$100 – Third Place High School

 

$150 – First Place Middle School

$100 – Second Place Middle School

$50 – Third Place Middle School

US Air Force

Air Force Achievement Award

Framed Certificate, Sling Pack of Swag - 4 Outstanding Projects, w/ preference for Air Force applicability

US Metric Association

Best Use of the International System of Units

Certificate – 1 Project

US Navy

Naval Science Award

$75 + Medal + Certificate + Letter – 5 High School Projects

Certificate + Medal + Letter – 4 Middle School Projects

Utopian Slingshot

Creative Computing in Technology Award

Certificate + Candy - 2 Projects

Water Environment Federation

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Certificate + State Competition Entry, with state winner receiving paid trip to National Competition - 3 Projects

Welsh’s Sweeping

Welsh’s Sweeping Northern Star Award in Environmental Science

$50 + Certificate  - 1 Male Student

$50 + Certificate  - 1 Female Student

Wolfram Research

Wolfram Mathematica Software Award

1 year subscription Mathematica Student Edition + Wolfram Alpha Pro – 2 winners in each category

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.

Most Outstanding Exhibit in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry

Certificate + Medallion + Possible trip to Regional Meeting – 1 Student

Minnesota Academy of Science Awards

Grand Awards

The Grand Awards recognize excellence in scientific research at the middle school and high school level. The top 5% of projects presented at MSSEF receive the Gold Award. The next 10% of projects receive the Silver Award and the next 15% of projects receive the Bronze Award. Projects are ranked according to judge scores and the competitiveness of the category in which students present.

Participation Medallions

All MSSEF competitors receive a medallion to award the hard work they put into their projects to be eligible to compete at the state level.

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Award

The Intel ISEF Award recognizes up to five of the top high school projects. Winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to compete in ISEF. In 2019, ISEF will be held in Phoenix, Arizona May 12-17.  ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition; more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries and territories showcase their research at ISEF.