Special Award Information: Awarded in 2023
Deere Family Scholarship
The Deere Family presents a pair of scholarships, each valued at $1000, to senior students who have both applied and received admission to Texas A&M University. One recipient is chosen from the Life Science category, and another from the Physical Science category. The primary objective is to recognize and support young individuals who exhibit a true passion for the field of science.
Texas Master Naturalist
Texas Master Naturalist presents a senior and a junior award. Our focus is primarily on projects falling under the domains of environmental studies, animal science, plant science, and environmental engineering.
Recognizing a student pursuing studies in Engineering or Aerospace and undertaking a project centered around space exploration. Awardees must be schooled from McLennan County/Central Texas.
Broadcom Foundation – Coding with Commitment
This award is available to students in grades 6-8 participating in a Broadcom Foundation-supported competition or showcase where they combine STEM Knowledge with Coding in the project’s research, design, or development in a project that expresses Passion for helping or improving one’s community.
Port of Corpus Christi
The Port of Corpus Christi awards projects that assist in the advancement of engineering, biological sciences, or physical sciences. Awardees must be schooled in either Nueces or San Patricio Texas Counties.
This award offers a prize to projects that recognize environmental engineering and projects that revolve around water and wastewater management.
The Lemelson Early Inventor – Lemelson Foundation
Society for Science is proud to partner with The Lemelson Foundation to expand innovation and invention initiatives for middle school students. The Lemelson Early Inventor Prize is a $100 award in the form of an e-gift card to be given at Society-affiliated middle school science fairs in 2023. This award will provide a $100 award and a certificate to a young inventor creating a tangible invention that represents a promising solution to a real-world problem. Tangible inventions can be devices, or they can take the form of novel methods or processes (for example, inventing a novel carbon sequestration process, creating a novel biomarker to detect disease).
Regeneron Biomedical Science Award
A $500 award and certificate for a 9-12 grade student. The awarding judges can offer one Regeneron Biomedical Science Award to the top biomedical research project among the 9th-12th grade students competing. The student’s research must fall within one of these six disciplines:
- Biomedical & Molecular Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
- Translational Medical Science
Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award (NOAA)
This award honors one project from either Senior or Junior Division selected from among all the general award categories whose research emphasizes NOAA’s mission of Science, Service and Stewardship. “ To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, To share that knowledge and information with others, and To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.”
This award is given to projects in the Embedded Systems and Systems Software category as it closely aligns with their industry.