Awards & Prizes
Grand Prize Awards
Three Grand Prize Awards are given to the most competitive Category Award winner projects in the High School Competing Division. Three Grand Prize winners will be selected to take an all-expenses-paid trip to advance to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair to be held in May. Check out where the Intel ISEF will be hosted this year at: student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef.
First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each of seven categories in the High School Competing Division. First, second, third, fourth and fifth place prizes will be awarded in each of seven categories in the Middle School Competing Division.
The STEM areas eligible for category award include:
California State Science Fair Awards
First place winners in each STEM Fair category in the Competing Division will qualify to participate in the California State Science Fair. Second place winners in each STEM Fair category in the Competing Division will qualify as alternates for the California State Science Fair.
*Note: Students from Butte, Plumas, Placer, San Joaquin, Shasta, and Solano counties are NOT eligible to advance to the California State Science Fair through Sacramento Regional STEM Fair.
Broadcom MASTERS Awards
First place award recipients in the Middle School Competing Division will be nominated to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition.
All participants in the Fair receive a certificate of participation, a commemorative bag, and a pin. Other items and mementos may be handed out as well.
A number of individuals, companies and organizations provide special awards for projects that meet specific criteria. Last year, over 30 special awards were given out. Below is a list of our typical Special Award Sponsors:
2014 Synopsys Sac STEM Fair awards, waiting to be taken home!
American Meteorological Society
American Psychological Association
American Public Works Association
ASM Materials Education Foundation
Association for Women Geoscientists
California Air Resources Board
California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS)
California Department of Water Resources
California Biomedical Research
Intel Excellence in Computer Science
MU Alpha Theta
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Office of Naval Research (US Navy/US Marine Corps)
Professional Engineers in California Government
RICOH Americas Corporation
Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Sac YMF)
SMUD Energy Award
Society for In Vitro Biology
Stockholm Junior Water Prize
US Public Health Service
Yale Science & Engineering Association
The Sacramento STEM Fair appreciates the continued support and dedication from all of it's Special Awards providers! We appreciate your shared enthusiasm about students who are excelling and creating new STEM resolutions to real-world problems.
If you would like to provide a Special Award
for the 2018 Sacramento STEM Fair, please sign up below!
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