Awards

    NYCSEF provides various certificates and awards to students who perform outstanding achievement in recognition of their dedication and exceptional performance.

    Types of Award include:

    American Meteorological Society
    American Psychological Association
    ASM Materials Education Foundation
    Association for Women Geoscientists
    Broadcom MASTERS – Middle School competition informational only
    Intel Excellence in Computer Science
    MU Alpha Theta
    NASA EARTH System Science Award
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Office of Naval Research (U.S. Navy/ U.S. Marine Corps) instructional letter only
    Regeneron Science Talent Search informational only
    Ricoh USA, Inc.
    Society for In Vitro Biology
    Stockholm Junior Water Prize
    U.S. Air Force instructional letter only
    U.S. Metric Association
    Yale Science and Engineering Association

    List of Special Awards

    Award Title Award Description
    The category awards will be:
    • First Place Overall: a $500 cash award and a certificate.
    • Second Place Overall: a $300 cash award, and a certificate.
    • Third PlaceOverall: a $200 cash award and a certificate.
    • Special Award: please check below

     

    Special Awards
    Air Force Awards Air Force Research Laboratory recognizes projects in the areas of math, science and engineering relevant to aeronautics.
    Air Force Award Certificate of achievement and gifts provided by Air Force.
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Award The Harvard student chapter sponsors a cash award to an individual project that has done a remarkable job in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    Certificate of achievement $50.00 to an individual project
    Biophysics Award The Biophysical Society sponsors an award for the best biophysics-related project.
    Biophysics Award $100 cash award and a certificate
    Cancer Research Awards The American Association for Cancer Research sponsors awards for projects that are directed at improving our understanding of cancer or the implementation of cancer treatment techniques.
    Cancer Research Award, First Place $100 VISA gift card, plus other awards
    Cancer Research Award, Second Place $70 VISA gift card, plus other awards
    Cancer Research Award, Third Place $50 VISA gift card, plus other awards
    Chemistry Awards The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society sponsors awards for projects which display excellence in the application of chemistry to solve a problem.
    Chemistry Special Award First Place $250 cash award
    Chemistry Special Award Second Place $150 cash award
    Chemistry Special Award Third Place $100 cash award
    IEEE Awards The North Jersey Section of the IEEE sponsors awards for projects which display excellence in the application of EE to solve a problem.
    IEEE Special Award First Place $250 cash award
    IEEE Special Award Second Place $150 cash award
    IEEE Special Award Third Place $100 cash award
    GENIUS Olympiad Award Awarded to 2 project that best address environmental issues. Invitation to present the project as a finalist in the GENIUS Olympiad, an international high school project competition about environmental issues. It is founded and organized by the Terra Science and Education and hosted by at SUNY Oswego, NY.
    GENIUS Olympiad Award certificate and invitation to participate as a finalist in GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego.
    Human Genetics Awards Awarded to outstanding projects with relevance and insight to the study of genetics.
    Human Genetics Award, First Place  
    Human Genetics Award, Second Place  
    In Vitro Biology Awards The Society for In Vitro Biology awards two outstanding projects in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture.
    In Vitro Biology Award  
    ISEF Trip Award Finalists Twelve projects are chosen as finalists for the ISEF trips. These 12 students or teams participate in a final round of judging at their posters. The exhibit hall is open to the public.
    ISEF Trip Award Finalist, Jr. Div. Participation in the final round of judging for the ISEF Trip Awards
    ISEF Trip Award Finalist Participation in the final round of judging for the ISEF Trip Awards
    ISEF Trip Awards 2 projects, including up to one team, receive expense-paid trips to attend ISEF, in Phoenix, AZ for 2019. Their advisors will accompany them.
    ISEF Trip Award A trip to ISEF for student and advisor.
    ISEF Trip Award, 1st Alternate Alternate for the trip to ISEF.
    Journal of Young Explorers Awards The students awarded will have an opportunity to publish their work in the Journal of Young Explorers, a journal managed by Alumni and graduate students in Harvard, MIT etc. The award includes mentoring by graduate students at research universities across the country.
    JYEM Finalist Award an opportunity to publish their work in the JYEM. This subaward is given automatically to the ISEF Trip Finalists.
    Scientific Communication Award an opportunity to publish their work in the JYEM. This subaward is given to projects which exhibit excellence in scientific communication.
    Material Science Awards ASM Materials Education Foundation recognizes two outstanding projects in the field of material science.
    Material Science Award Certificate of Achievement
    Meteorology Awards The American Meteorological Society recognizes two projects related to meteorology and atmospheric physics or chemistry.
    Meteorology Award Certificate of achievement
    Metric Awards The US Metric Association recognizes projects which make the most extensive and correct use of the Standard International System of Units.
    Metric Award Certificate of achievement
    Microbiology Award Awarded to outstanding projects related to microbiology. Sponsored by the Association for Microbiology.
    Theobald Smith Society Award in Microbiology Certificate of achievement
    Mu Alpha Theta Awards Mu Alpha Theta, the Mathematics Honor Society recognizes two outstanding math projects that are challenging and creative approaches to a problem involving mathematics accessible to a high school students.
    Mu Alpha Theta Award Certificate of achievement
    NASA Earth System Science Awards NASA recognizes projects that address potential impact, develop quality ideas for future research, and cover basic science relevant to Earth System.
    NASA Earth System Science Award Certificate of achievement
    Naval Science Awards The Office of Naval Research awards individual projects in science and engineering that conduct research in areas of interest to the Navy. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    Naval Science Award Certificate of achievement and other gifts provided by the Navy
    NOAA Pulse of the Planet Awards The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awards two projects that focus on ecosystems, climate, weather/water, or commerce/transportation.
    NOAA Pulse of the Planet Award Award certificate and a medallion
    Psychology Awards The American Psychological Association recognizes two projects for outstanding psychology research.
    American Psychological Association Award Certificate of achievement
    Ricoh Sustainable Development Awards Ricoh Corporation recognizes two projects 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 Certificate of achievement
    Stockholm Junior Water Prizes The Water Environment Federation invites six water-related projects to compete at the regional level in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.
    Water Environment Foundation Award Award certificate and an opportunity for further competition
    Yale Science and Engineering Awards Yale Science and Engineering Association recognizes two outstanding 11th grade projects in computer science, physics or chemistry.
    Yale Science and Engineering Award Award certificate