Special Awards

The following is a list of Special Awards sponsored by local business, organizations and community leaders.  The purpose of these awards is to encourage our students to investigate areas of study that are important to our community and society as a whole.  Each of the following awards (except where noted) offer a

Gold Level – $165 Silver Level – $90 Bronze Level – $55
$70 – 1st Place $50 – 1st Place $50 – 1st Place
$50 – 2nd Place $30 – 2nd Place $5 – Trophy
$30 – 3rd Place $10 – Trophies
$15 – Trophies

These prizes will be awarded above and beyond any other awards.  Students are encouraged to develop their projects to be applicable to as many of the Special Awards as possible.


List of Special Awards (may change without notice)

Photonics

-Steve Mersch, Point Source

This award is for a project in the field of “Photonics”.  Photonics is the technology of generating and using light.  Consider lasers, LEDs and lights relationship with life.

 

Material Sciences

-Chris Small, American Testing Services

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of Material Sciences. Topics of interest could include development of a new material or new application for an existing material.

Environmental/Recycling Science

-Dupps Corp.

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of Environmental or Recycling  Science. Topics of interest could include development of a new recycling technologies or processes to improve the environment.

Veterinary Science

-Dr. Wood, Germantown Animal Clinic

Veterinary medicine is an extremely diverse area of study beyond just the care of our pets or farm animals.  Other applications of veterinary medicine include medical research, foreign diseases, food safety, public health and zoonotic diseases, and bioterrorism to name a few.

Dentistry

-TBD

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of Dentistry. Topics of interest could include tooth health and diseases to new or unique dental treatments.

Marketing Concepts (1st-$50, 2nd-$30)

-Tonya Albright, Independent Representative for Primerica Financial Services

Understanding “How Money Truly Works” is critical for present and future generations.  This topic has endless possibilities to discover. The winner of this award will have the most creative educational approach and practical application of “The Nuts and Bolts of the Financial Concept” chosen as well as demonstrate an understanding of its concepts.

Exercise Science

-David Baudendistel

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of Exercise Science. Topics of interest could include a development of new, more effective exercise techniques or comparing existing techniques for effectiveness.

Medical Sciences

-Dr. Ratcliff, Farmersville Medical Center

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of Medical Sciences. Topics of interest could include topics such as general health and disease.

Manufacturing Science

-Greg Donson, Thaler Machine

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of Manufacturing Science. Topics of interest could include development of new manufacturing techniques to improving existing ones, especially as it applies to machining.

Agricultural Science 

-Brubaker Grain

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of Agricultural Sciences. Topics of interest could include a comparison study of agricultural techniques such as Genetically Modified Plants to application of beneficial chemicals.

Music Science

– Mrs. Abner

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of Music Science. Topics of interest could include researching effects of music on living things to research on why certain people develop musical talent.

Education Research

– VV School Board

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of the Education Science. Topics of interest could include researching different educational methods and comparing the outcome to determining environmental effects on memory.

Construction Science 

– RK Construction

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of the Construction Science. Topics of interest could include researching different construction methods to improve energy efficiency, accessibility, as well as livability.

Food Science (1st-$70, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$30)

– Ray Homsi, Subway

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of the Food Science. Topics of interest could include researching and improving food quality and health benefits to improving taste and “likability”.

Electronics 

– Hosler Maps

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of the Electronics. Topics of interest could include researching and improving efficiency of electronic systems to developing new and novel circuits.

Computer Science 

– Jerry Abner, AST Service

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application in the field of the Computers. Topics of interest could include research on either hardware or software.  Hardware projects could include researching and improving efficiency of computer hardware or related peripherals.  Software projects could include developing novel code to solve a particular problem or enable new capabilities.

 

Most Innovative

– Jerry Abner, AST Service

This award will be given to the participant with the most creative and unique research or application covering a variety of fields.

Superintendent’s Choice

– Rick Early, Superintendent, Valley View Schools

This award will be given to the project that most impresses the Superintendent.

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