Otero Junior College
Arkansas Valley Regional Science Fair

Specialty Awards

Appreciating the Sciences

All of the following awards are presented to outstanding projects specified by the grantor.

  • American Meteorological Society
    Two certificates for projects from grades 9-12 for projects related to meteorology

  • American Psychological Association
    One certificate for psychological research (grade level not specified)

  • ASM Materials Education Foundation
    One certificate and medallion for a project related to materials research, grades 6-12

  • Association for Women Geoscientists
    One certificate for a female participant (grade level not specified) in geology or earth science

  • Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (Presented by the Discovery Channel)
    Six projects selected from grades 5-8 to compete in a national competition.

  • The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association
    One certificate and a medallion for grades K-12 in engineering

  • Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
    A $200 award for a participant, grades 9-12, in computer science (to include computer programming)

  • The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
    A $100 award for one project, grades 9-12, in optics or photonic engineering

  • Mu Alpha Theta (Faculty of 2-year colleges)
    Certificate for one mathematics project

  • National Society of Professional Engineers
    Innovative engineering award of a lapel pin, certificate and subscription to "Engineering Times" for grades 7-12

  • RICOH Sustainability Development Award
    One award for grades 6-12 for an environmental responsibility or sustainability development project

  • United States Army
    One certificate, day pack and calculator award for a project in physics from grades 9-12

  • U.S. Department of Health
    A certificate signed by the U.S. Surgeon General for a project in health/medicine (grade level not specified)

  • U.S. Metric Association
    One certificate for the project that best demonstrates the use of metric units for grades 9-12

  • U.S. Department of the Navy
    A $50 gift certificate and an award letter for a physics or engineering project for grades 9-12

  • U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)
    Certificate for a project involving water and an invitation to compete at the state SJWP competition, grades 9-12

  • Yale Science and Engineering Association
    An award to an 11th grade participant in computer science, engineering, physics or chemistry

  • Otero Junior College Scholarship Awards
    Fives awards of scholarships for 12 semester credits per semester for two semesters plus $500 towards OJC fees or additional course credits. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year. Students in grades 10-12 are eligible.

  • Directors Trophy
    One award of a trophy and graphing calculator to the project best demonstrating the use of the scientific method, all grade levels and categories are eligible.

  • Advancement to the Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Ft. Collins. The top 20 projects from grades 6-12 are eligible for advancement.

  • Advancement to the International Science and Engineering Fair Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The top individual projects or the top team project from grades 9-12 are eligible for advancement (expenses are paid by AVRSF).




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