The Society for Science & the Public would like to thank the following organizations for their support of Virtual Regeneron ISEF 2021. If your organization is interested in being a Special Award Organization, please visit this page for more information.
Acoustical Society of America
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) began participating at ISEF in 1978 in order to promote acoustics and recognize the accomplishments of high-school students. ASA’s long-time participation in Regeneron ISEF recognizes the importance of promoting STEM education and generating interest in acoustics among all students. The Society’s student outreach program also includes acoustics demonstration sessions for middle- and high school students and the exploresound.org website.
Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the United States Air Force
The Air Force (AF) seeks to reward students for their scholastic efforts and encourage them to pursue studies in STEM areas. The AF strives to enhance our technologically agile and innovative workforce to ensure the AF maintains technologically superior capabilities. STEM is part of every AF mission, and we want to attract tech-savvy students to all AF mission areas.
American Mathematical Society
For the AMS, this is the thirty-fourth year of participation and is the thirty-second year of the presentation of the Karl Menger Awards. Participation at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair allows us to recognize outstanding high school students in the mathematical areas of science and engineering, based on projects submitted at the ISEF.
American Meteorological Society
The American Meteorological Society is committed to promoting programs for atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences education in our nation’s primary and secondary school systems. Through its participation in Regeneron ISEF, AMS supports high school students who display an interest in science.
American Psychological Association
APA hopes to promote a psychologically literate public and engage a future generation of researchers. APA is committed to supporting the promotion of scientific research and education at the secondary school level. We enthusiastically offer special awards to Regeneron ISEF participants whose projects display excellence in psychological research.
American Statistical Association
The ASA is a strong supporter of educational programs and meetings that enrich statistical knowledge. The ASA is also an active participant in K-12 education initiatives involving statistics and mathematics.
Association for Computing Machinery
ACM is proud to be a SAO participant. Each year the challenge for A-C-M’s judges has been to narrow down the list of finalists since the talent and initiatives are inspiring. It is a great honor and privilege to acknowledge the talent and efforts of these participants. We applaud their dedication, and are grateful to them in making it a pleasure to serve as judges.
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
A goal of AAAI’s outreach program is to promote STEM education in grades K-12. Participation in Regeneron ISEF is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellence in this area.
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest organization of scientists and technologists in 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.
Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT)
The DCAT organization is pleased to participate in Regeneron ISEF. Our member company representatives view students as the future of the industry and as a global organization we hope to lead them to productive and exciting careers.
Florida Institute of Technology
The qualities and characteristics of ISEF participants align with Florida Tech’s mission. The university seeks to identify and enroll a high quality, highly selective and culturally diverse undergraduate student body in support of its mission to prepare students for entering the global workforce and serving within their communities.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
The WebValley school is affiliated for the tenth year to Regeneron ISEF. FBK has involved more than 350 students in ICT-based research projects since 2001, offering a lively experience in learning new skills, working in teams and accepting a research challenge. We believe in the intelligence and energy of smart young people and see them as our new colleagues, building together a novel open source solution, with the right mix of scientific entrepreneurship and passion for sharing data and ideas.
Gideon Yu Awards for Innovation in Sustainability
Gideon Yu says, “I feel strongly that a spirit of innovation is born of curiosity and discipline, and that strong mentors guide young people to sharpen their skills and develop their own ideas. My experience preparing for and competing in ISEF was life-changing, helping me gain confidence and a wider view of big problems and solutions. I am pleased to be able to help inspire and support the next generation of innovators.”
With contributions from generous sponsors around the world, the IEEE Foundation seeks to increase the understanding of how technologies are created and how they impact society, individuals, and the environment. Interdisciplinary in its activities, and transnational in scope, the IEEE Foundation has the potential to improve people’s lives in every country.
K. Soumyanath Memorial Award
The family of K. Soumyanath instituted this award in 2012, to honor his contributions as an Intel Fellow, a computer scientist, and a mentor to young people. His interests extended beyond technology to art, music, world travel, sports and Tamil literature. As the foremost international forum for young scientists, Regeneron ISEF provides the ideal venue to honor his memory, recognizing talented young computer engineers, and encouraging them to enthusiastically pursue their aspirations, as he did.
Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society
Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, strives to encourage student interest in all areas of mathematics, including applied mathematics. It’s our honor to recognize high school students’ outstanding research in this field at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA
NOAA’s Office of Education is a proud supporter of student research on issues related to the agency’s mission. To raise awareness of Earth sciences, NOAA offers “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” awards at the Regeneron ISEF, as well as at local and regional U.S. science fairs. Through these awards, NOAA encourages students to pursue research and careers related to NOAA’s mission and recognizes their outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences.
National Taiwan Science Education Center
The National Taiwan Science Education Center, which hosts the Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF), provides awards at the Regeneron ISEF to encourage high school students for their excellent research.
Computer science develops problem solvers and innovators: Fundamentally, computer science teaches computational thinking—logical data analysis and organization, the ability to create concise problem statements, to identify and implement algorithm-based solutions, and to generalize and extrapolate solutions that can be applied to other problems. Helping students develop these skills will be a benefit to them in every subject, in the classroom and beyond.
Patent and Trademark Office Society
“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts”…these words embedded in the Constitution of the United States of America echo the reasons why the Patent and Trademark Office Society participates in Regeneron ISEF every year. Nurturing talent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) starts at an early level, and we wish to encourage students to pursue their career aspirations as they will be our STEM leaders of tomorrow.
We launched the Potamkin Prize for Students to support the education of young researchers and future scientists. Established in 1988, the Potamkin Prize and has provided more than $3 million to over 70 researchers, resulting in a series of revolutionary advances in the field of brain science. By sponsoring continuous research, providing funding to multiple scientists over the course of decades and now supporting science education, we aim to turn innovative research into potential treatments.
Shanghai Youth Science Education Society
Shanghai Youth Science Education Society (SYSES) aims to engage young minds in scientific inquiry and research, and prepare students to contribute as future scientists. As the world’s largest science fair which attracts the most excellent students and projects from the whole world, ISEF is a great platform in line with our values.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
Sigma Xi is committed to advancing the research enterprise and to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. We are proud to support students and encourage them to pursue STEM careers by awarding the best demonstration of team science and multidisciplinary research.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light‐based technologies. The Society serves more than 257,000 constituents from approximately 173 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.
U.S. Agency for International Development
Throughout history, the human condition has dramatically improved through major advances in science, technology, and engineering. By offering Special Awards at the Regeneron ISEF, USAID hopes to galvanize the brightest young minds in science and engineering to find solutions to the world’s critical development challenges.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
We participate to share information about environmental protection with ISEF participants and encourage the young innovators to apply science and engineering to solving environmental challenges. We recognize one student, whose work demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship, with the EPA Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award.
University of Arizona
The University of Arizona produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. As a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities, it is our priority to advance the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship by celebrating future Wildcats who are committed to innovation and will be our next generation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.
Wolfram Research, Inc.
As the education of our youth determines the shape of our future, Wolfram Research is proud to support Regeneron ISEF and similar events that recognize the talents of young people. By endowing these scholars with the world’s most powerful and all-encompassing computational software, we hope that they will be able to eventually make possible what today seems implausible, and that their education and growth inspires those yet to come to also embrace the sciences.
YM American Academy
One of YMAA’s mission is to stimulate and sustain the youth students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Many of the world’s most significant engineering challenges will be met decades in the future by the next generation of engineers and scientists. We support the students rigorous, but fun, hands-on experiences with real-world scientific tools. We want to motivate and empower today’s students to become tomorrow’s scientists and innovators.