2021 LRSEF Special Awards Announced

For 2021, students may nominate your project for up to 3 awards by completing the Special Awards Milestone in the student registration before the February 17 deadline.  If students are eligible for the AMAZON award, they should indicate this in the Special Awards Milestone. 

2021 Special Awards

American Meteorological Society – Projects focused on atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences
American Psychological Association – Outstanding research in psychological science
 ASM Materials Education Foundation – Materials related projects
Association for Women Geoscientists – Nominees must be females with projects showing innovativeness and scientific excellence in geosciences
Mu Alpha Theta: The Honorary Mathematics Society – High School projects in mathematics demonstrating challenging, original, thorough and creative investigation of a problem
NASA Earth Systems Science Award – Project that best demonstrates insight into Earth’s interconnected systems
 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Assoc (NOAA) – Project emphasizes climate, weather, ocean and coastal sciences
Office of Naval Research – Nominees must be individuals only. No team projects.
 Ricoh USA Inc – Projects with technical innovations, potential for increasing ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses, conserve resources
Society for In Vitro Biology – Nominees must be in 11th grade and have project about  plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture
Stockholm Junior Water Prize – Nominees must be a US student in grades 9-12 with water-related science topic
US Air Force – Middle or High school project
 US Metric Association – Project work must measure consistently and correctly in SI metric. Those using a variety of metric units for different kinds of measures are best.
Yale Science & Engineering Association – Nominees must be in  11th grade with projects in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry category
US Agency for International Development (USAID) – Project relevant to international development. May include food security, human rights, economic growth and trade, education, environment, gender equality, water and sanitation
Bluegrass Section, Institute of Food Technologists – Project related to food
BC Plumbing Company – Creative projects about conservation and water science
Churchill Downs Engineering Award – Projects related to the equine industry
Gibson Family Award – Student showing a passion for sustainability and desire to make the world a more just and equitable. Projects that solve a global issue such as access to nutritious food, clean water and education.
GE APAF Clear Thinker Award – Projects showing clear understanding of the problem with conclusions drawn from competent research and observations. Preferred Categories: Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry
Hexion Inc – Community Impact award – Awarded for evidence of community impact in any category
Hexion Inc – Creative award – Awarded for creative approach in any category
Jefferson County Conservation District – Environmental Science projects in all related categories
KY Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association (KY-AWMA) – Project in any category focusing on conservation and/or responsible waste management
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers – Projects exhibiting excellence in the engineering fields
KY Chapter of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (KCHMM) – Awarded only in Environmental  Management or Environmental Science categories
 Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience – Projects in neuroscience
Louisville Water Company – Projects exhibiting  a knowledge of water quality
Do Science Award – Kentucky Science Center awards to fun project that best exemplifies Do Science spirit
Maryam’s Charity – Community Service & Social Benefit Award is for projects that explore  STEM and showcase creativity/talent and invention to make the world a better place
Maryam’s  Charity – Green or Environmentally Friendly Award is for projects that explore STEM and showcase creativity/talent and invention to make the world a better place
Maryam’s Charity – Global Perfection Award is for projects that explore STEM and showcase creativity/talent and invention to make the world a better place