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Affiliate Sponsor Judges & Awards

Affiliated Sponsor awards (certificates, medallions as determined by sponsors) are awarded at Covestro PRSEF because of its affiliation with ISEF. The 2017 affiliate sponsors are listed below with the corresponding criteria for the award.

Affiliate Award Judge Registration will open in January.

Affiliated Sponsor Judge Schedule 

Venue map for Science Fair Affiliated Sponsor Judges (pdf)


Affiliated Sponsors Awards – 2017

American Meteorological Society
4 Certificates of Outstanding Achievement - Senior Division projects (9,10,11,12) for best atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

American Psychological Association
2 certificates recognizing outstanding research in psychology under the category of behavioral and social sciences.

ASM Materials Education Foundation
2 medallions and certificates of recognition for best materials engineering projects. Use of materials-related concepts, demonstration of some aspect of the materials paradigm e.g. structure processing properties performance relationships, clarity of presentation, clear understanding of scientific method, aesthetics (layout, neatness).

Association for Women GeoScientists
2 certificates for GeoScience Excellence projects which exemplify high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence. Projects that increase the public awareness of the geosciences, illustrate interdisciplinary nature of geosciences, promote sensitivity to the earth as a global system will be considered.

Broadcom MASTERS Middle School Program
All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place category award winners in the Junior and Intermediate Division will be nominated. Each winner will receive a nomination packet to complete.

Intel Excellence in Computer Science
1 Certificate - Sr. Division Computer Science Category 1st place. Winner must register online to complete the process. Winner will receive by mail from INTEL a $200 award.

Mu Alpha Theta
3 Certificates - Demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern mathematics in the Senior Division. Project does not need to be in the Math category.

NASA Earth System Science Award
2 Certificates - Presented to the students whose projects offer the Greatest Insight into Earth's Interconnected systems, based on predetermined judging criteria ie. exhibits a clear and focused purpose that displays an Earth systems science perspective; project demonstrates significant creativity in ability and originality.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
3 Certificates and 2 medallions - Winners' research will emphasize NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social and environmental needs.

Ricoh Americas Corporation
2 Certificates - This award will go to the project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.

Society for In Vitro Biology
2 Certificates for 11th grade students with an exhibit in the area of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture.

U.S. Air Force
Will present awards at the regional fairs.

U.S. Metric Association
2 Certificates for projects which involve a significant amount of quantitative measurement and which best uses the SI metric system for measurements.

U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps – Office of Naval Research
Instructional information only.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize/Water Environment Federation
Regional certificates and nomination to enter the State Regional Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition. Projects related to water quality, water resource management, water protection, water treatment or water treatment will be considered.

Yale Science and Engineering Association
2 certificates/medallion to most outstanding 11th grade student project in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry. Student is given "preliminary certificate" and must sign-up online to accept the award.


Affiliated Sponsor Schedule for the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Affiliated Sponsor awards (certificates, medallions as determined by sponsors) are awarded at Covestro PRSEF because of its affiliation with ISEF. 

The competition will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Heinz Field – Club Level. Presentation of the Affiliated Awards will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Please contact the Science Fair office at 412.237.1534 with any questions.

Itinerary for the Day

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration/Orientation with Coffee and Donuts
Press Lounge/Heinz Field

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Reviewing/Judging of Projects without Students
Club Level/Heinz Field

10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Interviewing Students
Club Level/Heinz Field

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch (box lunch provided)/Deliberation/Selecting Winners
Press Box/Heinz Field

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation of Affiliate Awards
Club Level/Heinz Field



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