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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced special awards of the Intel ISEF 2012 Special Awards Ceremony. Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2012 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.
Intel ISEF Special Awards are presented by nearly 70 scientific, professional and educational organizations and include scholarships, summer internships, equipment grants, and trips. Awards are listed in alphabetical order by the presenting special award organization.
Acoustical Society of America Since its organization in 1929, the Society has grown steadily in membership and stature. At this time about 7,500 men and women who work in acoustics throughout the U.S. and abroad belong to this prestigious Society. The premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing the knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications.
First Award of $1,000; in addition, the student's school will be awarded $500 and the student's mentor will be awarded $250
Second Award of $500; in addition, the student's school will be awarded $200, and the student's mentor will be awarded $100
Certificate of Honorable Mention
Each winner will also receive a one-year ASA membership.
ADA Foundation As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health. We secure contributions and provide grants for sustainable programs in dental research, education, access to care and assistance for dentists and their families in need. Our strategic ties with the American Dental Association, coupled with our strong volunteer leadership and our generous donors, give us a powerful yet flexible infrastructure to anticipate and quickly respond to the most pressing needs affecting dentistry and the public’s oral health. Indeed, the ADA Foundation connects people and changes lives.
Agilent Technologies Agilent's worldwide community involvement programs, known collectively as Agilent Action, tangibly demonstrates the company's values and commitment to corporate citizenship. Agilent supports programs that are designed to increase students' interest and achievement in science education, with an emphasis on women, and populations under-represented in the technology industry. Agilent Action inspires minds and enriches lives in the communities where Agilent people live and work.
The Agilent Teacher Award will be presented to the teacher of an Intel ISEF finalist. This award will be presented to the teacher who has best proposed how they would use the funds to support their professional development in the sciences and further their support of students in independent research.
Agilent offers paid summer internships at an Agilent site that aligns with the student and his/her background.
Agilent Technologies is proud to offer a $25,000 award to the student whose research exemplifies the work that Agilent does in close collaboration with engineers, scientists, and researchers around the globe to meet the communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis challenges of today and tomorrow.
Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the United States Air Force Es ta blished in 1947, the United States Air Force is one of the seven Uniformed Services of the United States. The mission of the Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interest -- to fly and fight in Air, Space and Cyberspace. The USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced force in the world. Characterized by science and technology, the Air Force is totally committed to rewarding science projects that exhibit these high standards. Today we wish to take this opportunity to thank the parents, teachers, mentors as well as the Society for Science & the Public for providing support and inspiration to these students by giving them the opportunity to excel.
First Award of $3,000
Second Award of $1,500
Each winner will receive a medallion, plaque and a certificate of recognition.
Alcoa Foundation Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $446 million. Founded more than 50 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $550 million since 1952. In 2011, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation contributed $38 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, focusing on Environment, Empowerment, Education and Sustainable Design. Through this work, Alcoa Foundation is building innovative partnerships, engaging its people to improve the environment, and educating tomorrow's leaders.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is an international society comprised of medical professionals with an interest in clinical chemistry, clinical laboratory science, and laboratory medicine.
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists is a professional, scientific organization comprised of members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to serve the public and enhance their contributions to health. The AAPS is awarding projects which contribute to scientific research relevant to the pharmaceutical sciences.
The winners will also receive a certificate, a one-year membership in the association including three AAPS journals, reduced rates for meetings and numerous educational materials.
American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society AAPT is a strong professional physics science society dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in physical science education. Each sponsoring teacher of a finalist who receives an AAPT and APS award also will receive a certificate.
T o p award-winners receive a one-year AAPT and APS student membership, a certificate from both AAPT and APS, as well as subscriptions to AAPT’s "The Physics Teacher" journal and other APS journals.
American Chemical Society Founded in 1876, the American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development.
All award winners and honorable mentions receive a subscription to "ChemMatters."
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science The International Summer Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute of Science provides students with an opportunity to work alongside top Weizmann Institute researchers, as well as to learn about life in Israel today.
All expense paid four week trip and scholarship to the Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute.
Alternate for trip
T rip and scholarship is held at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel each July. A valid passport is required for travel.
American Geosciences Institute Founded in 1948, AGI strives to increase public awareness of the vital role that the geosciences play in modern society. AGI is pleased to recognize three projects that best reflect the study of Earth and the mission of AGI.
First Award of $1,000; Second Award of $750; and two Third Awards of $250.
AGI will present their winners with a vast selection of related publications.
American Intellectual Property Law Association A national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government and in the academic community. The AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. The AIPLA is proud to nurture the innovation and scientific achievement of young researchers at the Intel ISEF.
American Mathematical Society The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interest of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs.
American Meteorological Society The American Meteorological Society, founded in 1919, promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. The AMS awards are given to the best Intel ISEF exhibits in the area of atmospheric and related sciences. Winners receive a certificate, an AMS Journal/Bulletin Archive DVD, and a one-year student membership to the AMS. The student membership includes a subscription to the "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society" or "Weatherwise" magazine.
American Physiological Society The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences.
Winners will receive a certificate, a t-shirt, and a one-year subscription to APS publications.
American Psychological Association The mission of the American Psychological Association is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. The APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
American Society for Horticultural Science ASHS is the cornerstone of research and education in horticulture and an agent for active promotion of horticulture science. Each awardee and his/her school will receive a one-year subscription to ASHS "HortScience" and "Hort Technology" plus a mounted certificate.
American Society for Microbiology Founded in 1899, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the largest single life science membership organization in the world. Members worldwide represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specializations plus a division for microbiology educators. The ASM's awards honor the most outstanding microbiology projects.
All finalists in the Microbiology category receive a student membership to AMS which includes a one-year subscription to "Microbe," ASM's monthly news magazine, and access to the members only web resources.
American Statistical Association The ASA is the world’s largest community of statisticians, supporting excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science. The ASA is the second oldest continuously operating professional association in the United States. All students receive one-year subscriptions of "Significance" and "Chance." Their schools will also receive a one-year school membership in the American Statistical Association.
American Veterinary Medical Association The American Veterinary Medical Association, established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 76,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the professional.
Ansaldo STS Ansaldo STS is a leader in the freight rail and mass transit industry, designing, manufacturing, installing and managing signaling technologies and transportation solutions around the world. With more than 4,300 employees in 28 countries, Ansaldo STS incorporates excellence and technological expertise that comes with over 150 years of experience.
Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation An educational and medical service foundation dedicated to recognizing academic talent and providing services to the needy. AVASC will award projects that display outstanding creativity, ingenuity and have the potential to alleviate the human condition or mark a substantive advancement in the scientific field.
E quivalent awards available for non-U.S. winners.
Association for Computing Machinery The ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.
All winners will receive complimentary ACM Student Memberships for the duration of their undergraduate education. The ACM's Student Portal Package also includes ACM's Digital Library.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the American Astronomical Society The Astronomical Society of the Pacific increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. The American Astronomical Society (AAS), is the major organization of professional astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising contemporary astronomy.
The awarded funds are intended to be used by the recipients to further their education and research efforts. Up to $1000 in travel is also provided for each recipient to attend the winter meeting of the AAS following the receipt of the award.
Carnegie Mellon University Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university recognized for world-class programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education. The Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning & Outreach supports activities that make use of the energy and expertise of Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, and staff to improve the quality of life or solve problems in the community. Working together with individuals, school districts and organizations in Pennsylvania and beyond, we assist with the design and implementation of programs and service learning course activities. Representatives of the Carnegie Mellon Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making will select the winning projects for this sponsored award. Addressing the climate change issue to mitigate potential environmental, economic and social impacts from climate change will require a massive transformation of energy systems. Climate and Energy Decision Making Awards are for works proposing economical, environmentally benign and socially equitable technologies, strategies and approaches to transform, carry and use energy.
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest organization of scientists and technologists of China. One of its missions is to promote public understanding of science. Having developed science education programs, CAST supports youth and adolescents in becoming citizens with high scientific literacy. CAST Awards are given to the projects that best reflect the originality and innovation of the students’ work in all scientific disciplines.
E a ch winner will also receive a certificate. Award will be shared by team members.
Coalition for Plasma Science (CPS) CPS is a group of institutions, organizations, and companies joining forces to increase awareness and understanding of plasma science and its many applications and benefits for society. CPS will present this award to the best project in the broad area of plasmas. Plasma-related topics include, but are not limited to, lighting, display, materials processing, space physics, terrestrial phenomena (lighting, aurora, etc.), fusion, and basic plasma science.
Consortium for Ocean Leadership A Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization that represents 99 of the leading public and private ocean research educational institutions, aquaria and industry; working to advance research, education, and sound ocean policy. The Organization also manages ocean research and education programs in scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration and ocean partnerships. Awards will be given to the best projects in the area of ocean sciences with an emphasis on marine geosciences.
Certificate of Honorable Mention
Drexel University Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is awarding full tuition scholarships for projects in the categories of Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Health, and Physics or projects aligned with Drexel's curriculum.
F ull tuition scholarship
Scholarships are renewable for up to 5 years pending maintenance of a 3.0 GPA and full-time status. Each scholarship is valued at $150,000. Scholarships will go into effect upon admission to the University.
Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences The Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Duquesne University offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in the basic sciences, in addition to innovative integrated curricula in environmental science, forensic science and law, and biotechnology. The mission of the Bayer School emphasizes a high quality science education that promotes the synergy between teaching and research, in turn benefiting society by advancing scientific knowledge. The Bayer School and Duquesne University are proud to be partners of the thriving scientific educational and research community of Pittsburgh, and are pleased to be able to recognize today’s outstanding science students who will become tomorrow’s exceptional scientific leaders. The Bayer School is presenting two $2,500 awards to recognize Intel ISEF finalists whose projects exemplify scientific creativity and excellence in experimental design and project performance.
First Award of $2,500
Florida Institute of Technology F lorida Institute of Technology is the only private technological university in the southeastern United States. Florida Tech, located on the Space Coast near Kennedy Space Center, offers full undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, science, psychology, business, and aeronautics.
Scholarship Award of $15,000 per year, renewable annually
Florida Tech is offering tuition scholarships of $60,000 each, to be distributed over four years.
Endocrine Society The Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. The Society works to foster a greater understanding of endocrinology amongst the general public and practitioners of complementary medical disciplines and to promote the interests of all endocrinologists at the national scientific research and health policy levels of government.
First Award of $1,000
Second Award of $500
Certificate of Honorable Mention
All winners will receive a certificate, a book on the endocrine system and a t-shirt.
European Organization for Nuclear Research-CERN CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centers for scientific research. It operates the world's largest accelerator together with the most complex scientific instruments, which are used to study the basic constituents of matter-the fundamental particles and the forces that hold them together. These studies, carried out by some 10,000 scientists from all over the world, are expected to shed light on some of the mysteries of our universe. Twelve Intel ISEF finalists will be selected to travel to CERN to meet with researchers, see the experiments, enjoy Geneva and the beauty of Switzerland and France.
All expense paid trip to tour CERN
T his award is made possible by cooperative grants from Intel and CERN, which collaborates with Intel in the framework of CERN openlab. Finalists must be available for travel on June 16/17-22, meet eligibility requirements for travel, and return documentation promptly to be considered. A valid passport is required for travel.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler The Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) is a leading research center located in Trento, Italy. WebValley, started in 2001, is the FBK Summer School program for interdisciplinary scientific research. A team of enthusiastic and motivated high school students and FBK researchers accept a project challenge proposed by a scientist. This year’s project will study a new type of interface to big data and on-line spatial data analysis in 2D/3D cell environments. It is planned to extend the use of open source GIS and WebGIS solutions to micro/nano scales. The project shall enable the sharing between scientists of multi-scale studies, the overlay of cell models and real data, and user interaction based on Kinect and Android interfaces. FBKs Board of Directors will award Intel ISEF finalists full fellowships, including travel to Italy, to be part of the WebValley team from June 17- July 7, 2012.
Award to Travel to Trento, Italy to participate in “Web Valley” summer school
Franklin & Marshall College F ranklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College expects students to see connections, to discover community, and to understand the centrality of service to the human endeavor. In the spirit of their founder, and in keeping with their mission of fostering educated, sustainable communities (whether defined by geography, ethnicity, culture, interest, or need), Franklin & Marshall College will present three awards to projects that employ community-based or community-engaged research or product development, the results of which will be shared with the involved community and may have an immediate positive impact on that community - particularly on an excluded or marginalized one.
First Award of $3,000
Second Award of $1,000
Google G oog le recognizes that a good science and math education is vital to creating products and ideas that change the world. As committed supporters of students in the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math, Google is thrilled to be part of inspiring the next generation to continue discovering, collaborating, innovating and making an impact. Google is offering three major awards to recognize Intel ISEF finalists whose projects have great potential for positive impact.
For the project that addresses a large and seemingly-impossible problem, finding an elegant solution with broad impact; Google Thinking Big Award of $10,000
For the project that makes outstanding contributions to the field of computer science; Google CS Innovation Award of $10,000
For the project that applies computer science to further inquiry in a field other than computer science; Google CS Connect Award of $ 10,000
IEEE Foundation Sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, the Presidents' Scholarship is awarded by the IEEE, the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Given for outstanding achievement in the field of engineering, it includes a $10,000 scholarship payable over four years for undergraduate study in engineering or a related field.
The winner also receives a plaque, framed certificate and free membership to the IEEE for the duration of the scholarship.
IEEE Computer Society
Winners will receive a framed certificate, and a one-year free subscription to the CS magazine of their choice. A winners group photo will also be published in an issue of "Computer" magazine.
International Association of Innovative Science and Technology (IAIST) I nternational Association of Innovative Science and Technology (IAIST) is a world-wide organization dedicated to promote science and technology among science and engineering societies.
First Award of $3,000
Second Award of $500
International Council on Systems Engineering - INCOSE The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. INCOSE will award the best interdisciplinary project that can produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs.
Certificate of Honorable Mention
K. Soumyanath Memorial Award The K. Soumyanath Memorial Award will be awarded for the best project in Computer Engineering. The prize honors the memory of Krishnamurthy Soumyanath (1957-2010), who held the title of Intel Fellow and Chief Architect, Integrated Platform Research at Intel Labs, USA at the time of his passing. In this role, he was responsible for leading research and development activities at Intel, on circuits and architectures for next-generation transceiver devices. His team’s efforts were focused on increasing the abilities of digital processing in wired and wireless communications systems. K. Soumyanath had worked at Intel since 1996, publishing over 50 papers and having more than 30 patents issued. Born in India, he received Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from prestigious Indian Universities, and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He also held an academic appointment at Tufts University, Boston, prior to beginning his distinguished career at Intel. K. Soumyanath’s interests extended beyond technology to art, music, world travel, sports and Tamil literature. He was a loving husband, father, and family man, and was an energetic and adventurous individual. He loved life and people, especially the young. He inspired and encouraged those around him to live life to the fullest, and to work hard to achieve their potential. This prize, presented by his family, honors K. Soumyanath’s achievements in Computer Engineering by recognizing young scientists who excel in this field. It aims to inspire them to strive for professional and personal fulfillment in their lives. An award of $3,000 will be made to the winning project, and $1,000 will be awarded to their school.
K. T. Li Foundation Special Award T rip to Taiwan to attend the Taiwan International Science Fair in February. This award includes a round trip ticket, most meals, accommodations and activity expenses for the winners.
T rip to attend the Taiwan International Science Fair
Valid passport required for travel.
King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity K ing Adbul-Aziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "MAWHIBA" is a national cultural foundation to help develop a comprehensive environment of creativity in Saudi Arabia to enable gifted citizens from all areas to properly use their talents for prosperity of their country. MAWHIBA is awarding projects which contribute to innovations in Renewable Energy technology.
LANXESS Corporation L ANXESS is a leader in specialty chemicals and operates in all important global markets. Its core business - the development, manufacture and sale of plastics, rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates is at the very heart of the chemical industry. In all its activities around the world, LANXESS subscribes to the principle of sustainable development. Sustainability is the basis of every action at LANXESS, and we consider environmental compatibility and social responsibility to be of equal importance.
London International Youth Science Forum The London International Youth Science Forum is a two-week program annually for 300 participants from over 50 countries in the world. Participants live together as an international community to exchange their ideas and experiences of the world to fulfill the aim of the Science Forum: to give a greater insight into science and its application for the benefit of all mankind. One finalist will be selected to participate in the program as a representative of Intel ISEF.
Participation in the two week London International Youth Science Forum August 16 - August 30, 2012 ME065: Ex t racellular Histones Enhance LPS-Induced Cytokine Production Peter Zhou, 17, Jericho High School, Jericho, New York
T rip winner must be available to travel and attend forum from August 16-30, 2012. Date of birth must be between August 16, 1990 and August 30, 1995. Students must have a good understanding of written and spoken English and students must be studying science.
Monsanto Company M o nsanto Award for Innovation in Plant Science
The First and Second place winners of the Monsanto Award for Innovation in Plant Science will be flown to visit and present at Monsanto in St. Louis.
Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society For m ed over 50 years ago to develop strong scholarship in Mathematics and promote the understanding and enjoyment of the subject. The Mu Alpha Theta Award is given to the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to high school students. Components of the investigation may include, but are not limited to, mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation.
First Award $2,000
Second Award of $1,250
Winners will receive a certificate and information about joining Mu Alpha Theta.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Founded in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research, answering basic questions like: What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there that will make life better here on Earth? NASA's notable achievements since its founding include developing leading edge flight technology, putting the first man on the moon, putting rovers on Mars, exploring deep space through the eyes of Hubble Space Telescope, launching a fleet of weather and communications satellites, flying the first reusable Space Shuttle to provide regular access to space, providing vital scientific climate research, and assembling an orbiting laboratory of the International Space Station. NASA's vision is to continue to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind, and they are excited to honor projects that have those same goals.
Grand award of $5,000
Third Award of $1,000
National Anti-Vivisection Society For the projects that best promote scientific advancement through methods that do not harm animals, that work to replace live animals with non-animal methodologies, or for animal-based research that benefits animals using non-invasive techniques, or in an observational setting.
For more information on the specific guidelines for this award, visit the National Anti-Vivisection Society's website.
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health & the Friends of NIDA As a component of the National Institutes of Health, NIDA supports most of the world's research on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA will identify Intel ISEF projects that focus on better understanding of the mechanisms of drug abuse and addiction. Awards are sponsored by the Friends of NIDA, a group that supports NIDA's mission, and educates health professionals about advances related to drug abuse.
The Addiction Science Award is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health and Friends of NIDA.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA "The Pulse of the Planet" award will be given to the student whose project best relates to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) mission goals. This student will receive a fully paid internship at a NOAA research lab or vessel. The winner also receives a plaque and a certificate signed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
The Winner also receives an NOAA ALL Hazards Weather Radio.
Office of Naval Research on behalf of the United States Navy and Marine Corps
Tuition Scholarship Award in the amount of $8,000
AS024: J u m ping Galls: A Novel Mechanism for Motility Saige Jessica Manier, 16, Harbor High School, Santa Cruz, California
BE005: A Psychophysiological Analysis of Sonification Comprehension: A Fourth Year Study Neel S. Patel, 17, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, Florida
Tuition Scholarship Award of $4,000 for original research in an important Naval-relevant scientific area and a trip to attend the London International Youth Forum
Team Tuition Scholarship Award in the amount of $4,000 to be equally divided among the team members and a trip to attend the London International Youth Forum
Scholarships are payable at $2,000 a year for four years. Recipients also receive a certificate signed by the Chief of Naval Research and a U.S. Navy memento. Team award winners receive $500 a year for four years.
Oregon Institute of Technology O regon Institute of Technology (OIT), Oregon's polytechnic university and top-ten baccalaureate university in the western U.S., provides degree programs and educational opportunities in the applied sciences and technologies, especially in engineering and allied-health fields. OIT and the Oregon Tech Foundation (OTF) will award a $5,000 scholarship for tuition at OIT to the most meritorious project in the research area of interest and expertise at OIT.
Award scholarship of $5,000
Patent and Trademark Office Society P romotes the U.S. Patent and Trademark system's growth and well-being, and fosters a true appreciation of these systems, recalls our rich heritage of innovation and commerce, and cultivates the highest standards of professional ethics among patent practitioners. The PTO extends this mission to the scientists and engineers of tomorrow. These awards encourage young inventors to develop new and useful products, and to pursue careers in science and technology.
G rand Award of $500, an American flag and a framed copy of the first patent granted in the United States of America
First Award of $250
Second Award of $150
ProConn Power, Inc. Founded in 1987, ProConn Power, Inc. provides engineering services to the nation's electric utility and renewable energy companies. ProConn Power, Inc. is presenting an award for the project deemed to make the most significant contribution to sustainable electrical energy.
Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology P s i Chi was founded in 1929, for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.
All winners will receive a Psi Chi Certificate of Recognition.
Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh has a long standing environmental mission and commitment to sustainability, bringing corporate, social and environmental responsibilities into balance. This year, for the 7th consecutive year, Ricoh was named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World! The Ricoh Sustainable Development Award is awarded to two entries, selected from among all award categories, whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award of $12,500
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of research scientists and engineers, with a distinguished history of service to science and society. This multi-disciplinary society includes members who were elected based on their research achievements or potential, and historically, more than 200 members have won the Nobel Prize. The Society is pleased to offer awards for the best demonstration of interdisciplinary research.
Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. The Society for Experimental Mechanics is an international network of engineers and scientists dedicated to the development and application of experimental methods to better understand the behavior of materials, mechanical structures and systems. Founded in 1943, the Society provides various opportunities for education and the exchange of knowledge in all areas of experimental mechanics. We are pleased to offer awards for projects which demonstrate excellence in the experimental study of materials and mechanical structures.
Society for Freshwater Science An international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote better understanding of the biotic communities of lake and stream bottoms and their role in aquatic ecosystems. The Society for Freshwater Science is awarding projects which contribute to scientific research in these habitats.
All winners receive a one-year membership in the Society and a subscription to the "Journal of the North American Benthological Society."
Society of Experimental Test Pilots Founded in 1955, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international organization of flight test pilots and astronauts promoting air safety and education in the design and flight test of aerospace vehicles. SETP's membership extends across 30 countries worldwide, comprised of over 2,400 active and retired test pilots representing all types of aerospace vehicles, military and civilian.
Certificate of Honorable Mention
All honorees receive a certificate of recognition, book and guest invitation to the annual Symposium.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. Awards at the Intel ISEF are a Distinguished Achievement Award and a trip to the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting.
Distinguished Achievement Award and a trip to the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting
Award of Merit of $1,000
Award of Merit of $500
Certificate of Honorable Mention
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark, the most daring and innovative show on Broadway, is partnering with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to honor a deserving student who embodies the spirit of the show’s everyday hero Peter Parker. This student must demonstrate boldness, creativity, and a passion for science, while also striving to maintain social responsibility and a commitment to the belief that with great power comes great responsibility. The chosen student will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship, a two-day trip to New York City for them and a guest including airfare and hotel accommodations, tickets to “SPIDER-MAN Turn off the Dark” on Broadway, and a chance to meet actors from the cast and explore the backstage world of “SPIDER-MAN.”
SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 225,600 constituents from approximately 150 countries, the Society advanced emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. In 2011, the Society provided more than $2.5 million in support of scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world. This ambitious effort reflects the Society's commitment to education and to the next generation of optical scientists and engineers.
United States Army
Award of $1,500, a certificate of achievement, and a gold medallion.
Award of $1,500, to be shared equally by team members, and certificates of achievement and gold medallions
United States Environmental Protection Agency One Intel ISEF finalist will be selected to receive the EPA Patrick Hurd Sustainability Award which is an all expense paid trip for two to Washington, D.C. for the P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Design Competition for Sustainability. While there, the student will be able to display their award-winning project on the National Mall and have the chance to interact with University level students, EPA scientists and researchers.
United Technologies Corporation United Technologies Corporation (UTC), based in Hartford, Conn., provides innovative, high-technology products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. UTCs industry-leading businesses include Otis elevators and escalators; UTC Climate, Controls & Security, which includes Carrier heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, and a broad range of fire safety and security solutions from leading brands such as Kidde and Chubb; Sikorsky aircraft; and UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace and industrial products. In addition, the corporation operates United Technologies Research Center, which delivers advanced technologies and innovative research to UTC businesses and external customers. UTC is proud to recognize 8 projects for excellence in science and engineering.
Each winning project will receive $3,000 in shares of UTC common stock.
Each winner will also receive a plaque, backpack, book and the UTC Annual Report. Common stock award to be divided among team members.
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia University of the Sciences will award five $15,000 scholarships to selected finalists from the following categories: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, or Microbiology. Scholarships are to be allocated toward tuition only and become effective upon enrollment in the incoming class of fall 2013 in any undergraduate or first-professional program offered at University of the Sciences. Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the recipient is enrolled as a full time undergraduate or first-professional student in good academic standing with the University.
Tuition Scholarship of $15,000 per year for four years.
Scholarships are to be allocated toward tuition only and become effective upon enrollment in any undergraduate or first-professional program offered at University of the Sciences. Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the recipient is enrolled as a full time undergraduate or first- professional student in good academic standing with the University.
Vacuum Technology Division of the American Vacuum Society AVS is a not-for-profit professional society that promotes communication between academia, government laboratories and industry for the purpose of sharing research and development findings over a broad range of technologically relevant topics.
Wolfram Research, Inc. Through innovation and progressive growth, Wolfram Research continues to thrive as the world's leading technical software company. Wolfram Research products maintain a reputation for innovation, power, quality, and elegance. Wolfram Research is pleased to support the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair by presenting all finalists and observers with their own copy of Mathematica for Students 8.0. Mathematica integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system, and advanced connectivity to other applications. It is this range of capabilities that makes Mathematica uniquely capable as a "one stop shop" for technical computing.