Vermont State Science & Math Fair

Awards by Local Sponsors

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SPONSOR VALUE/AWARD CRITERIA
Vermont Principals' Association $200 the top senior project; any area
Vermont State Science & Math Fair
ISEF Committee
~$4000 the top project in grades 9-12; any area
ESEC--Ethical Science & Education Coalition $100 any grade; humane animal projects
American Chemical Society--Green Mountain Section $200 any grade; chemistry projects
Green Mountain Water Environment Association $300 any grade; water quality and pollution projects
Northeast Branch American Society for Microbiology $200 any grade; microbiology, biotechnology, microbial genetics projects
Vermont State Nurses Association $50 any grade; health related projects
Sigma Xi $100 any project showing good research techniques
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society:
Norwich University Chapter
$50 any grade; engineering or physics project
Vermont Academy of Arts and Science $100 the senior project showing the best research techniques
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
and the
Department of Environmental Conservation
$600 any grade; environmental, resource conservation, pollution prevention
10% Challenge Program $200 any grade; climate change, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions
Stockholm International Water Institute *** any grade; top project in water science
Society of Women Engineers
North Country Section
$100 any grade; young woman with outstanding project in
engineering, physics, math, or computer science
SWE Space Campership *** grades 8 through 11; any area; young minority woman
Discovery Education Young Scientist Challenge *** 8th Grade
Entergy Vermont Yankee $500 Any High School Project on Nuclear Energy or related nuclear field project.
Entergy Women In Nuclear (WIN) at Vermont Yankee *** Award a $100 prize to a diverse team of 7th and/or 8th graders whose outstanding project involves geology & earth science as it relates to power source generation. Entergy WIN will also award a $200 prize to a young woman in grades 9-12 who has an outstanding project in chemistry, physics or engineering that also relates to power source generation.



SPECIFIC PRIZE CRITERIA

VERMONT PRINCIPALS' ASSOCIATION: is the overall sponsoring organization for the Math and Science Fair. In addition to the gold and silver medals they will award a $200 scholarship to the top senior project in any area.

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VERMONT STATE SCIENCE & MATH FAIR ISEF COMMITTEE: The International Science and Engineering Fair is the ultimate Science Fair. The two students judged to have the top high school (grades 9-12) projects and those students' teachers will win an all-expense paid trip to Indianapolis, Indiana to participate, with about 1000 other finalists from around the world, in the 56th ISEF from May 7-13, 2006. Prizes at ISEF total in the millions of dollars. The finalist will not only be able to compete for these prizes, but will find unimagined opportunities to learn, mingle with like-minded peers, network for his/her future, and get a real taste of the exciting world of successful academicians (to include opportunities to attend presentations by the likes of Nobel laureates). The teacher and finalist will come home loaded with new ideas for ways to improve next year's projects through exposure to other projects and training sessions that occur. For additional information about ISEF, see their web site or contact Carl Pinkham of the Vermont State Science & Math Fair ISEF Committee at 802-485-2319 or e-mail pinkhamc@norwich.edu.

 

Contributors to the Vermont State Science & Math Fair ISEF Award

$1000 Contributors

$500 Academic Contributors

$500 Industrial Contributors

$200-250 Academic Contributors

$200-250 Contributors

$50-100 Academic Contributors

$50-100 Contributors

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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY - GREEN MOUNTAIN SECTION: will award three prizes for projects in any area of chemistry. The top chemistry project will receive $100 and the next two projects will each receive $50. Projects at any grade level are eligible.

Discovery Education's Young Scientist Challenge: Discovery Educationís Young Scientist Challenge is the premier national science competition for students in grades 5 through 8. The Young Scientist Challenge (YSC) is designed to encourage the exploration of science among Americaís youth and to promote the importance of science communication. In 1999, Discovery Communications launched the competition to nurture the next generation of American scientists at a critical age when interest in science begins to decline. Over the past nine years, more than 540,000 middle school students have been nominated to participate in the competition. Winners have gone on to speak in front of members of Congress, work with the nationís top scientists, and pursue academic careers in the sciences. More Information.

ESEC: Projects must promote awareness, compassion and understanding of animals. To be considered for an award, a student must not cause physical or psychological harm to any animal in any way, and students may not obtain animals specifically for this project. Project suggestions include: 1) observe animals in the wild or companion animals at home, 2) develop a computer simulation of animals in their environment, 3) document how cosmetics and other products are tested without harming animals, or 4) survey alternatives to dissection. For additional suggestions contact the Ethical Science & Education Colation at 333 Washington St., Suite 850, Boston, MA 02108.

GREEN MOUNTAIN WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION: will award $300 in prizes (savings bonds) to projects involving water pollution control, water quality, and drinking water. Projects at any grade level are eligible.

NORTHEAST BRANCH AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY: will award two $100 prizes to the top two projects in the area of microbiology, biotechnology and microbial genetics. Projects at any grade level are eligible.

VERMONT STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION: will award a $50 prize to a project involving health, nutrition, or human physiology. Projects at any grade level are eligible.

VERMONT CHAPTER OF SIGMA XI: will award two $50 prizes to the top two projects showing good research techniques. Projects at any grade level are eligible.

TAU BETA PI ENGINEERING HONOR SOCIETY--NORWICH UNIVERSITY CHAPTER: will award a $50 prize for a top project involving engineering or physics. Projects at any grade level are eligible.

VERMONT ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: will award one $100 prize to the top senior project showing good research techniques. Projects in any area of science or mathematics are eligible.



VERMONT AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES and the DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: will award six $100 prizes to the top three junior high and top three senior high projects that demonstrate outstanding achievement in applying the scientific method in studies of ecology, earth science, and the entire spectrum of what might be termed environmental sciences.

10% CHALLENGE PROGRAM: will award two $100 prizes to the top junior high and top senior high projects focused on climate change, global warming, and/or greenhouse gas emissions.

STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL WATER INSTITUTE: will award the Stockholm Junior Water Prize for an outstanding water science research project by a young person or group of young people. The Green Mountain Water Environment Association will select the top project in water science at the Vermont State Science and Math Fair. This project will then be presented at the New England regional competition and could be selected to enter the national competition. National winners will compete in Stockholm for a prize of $5000 and a blue crystal sculpture of a water droplet.

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS--NORTH COUNTRY SECTION: will award A $100 prize to a young woman whose outstanding project involves engineering, physics, computer science, or math. Projects at any grade level are eligible.

SWE SPACE CAMPERSHIP: The Society of Women Engineers--North Country Section will assist a young minority woman science fair participant in applying for a scholarship to attend Space Camp for one week. Read about last year's successful applicant.

Entergy Vermont Yankee: Entergy Vermont Yankee will award a $500 prize to any high school level science project on Nuclear Energy or related nuclear field project.

Entergy Women In Nuclear (WIN): Entergy Women In Nuclear (WIN) at Vermont Yankee will award a $100 prize to a diverse team of 7th and/or 8th graders whose outstanding project involves geology & earth science as it relates to power source generation. Entergy WIN will also award a $200 prize to a young woman in grades 9-12 who has an outstanding project in chemistry, physics or engineering that also relates to power source generation.




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