Main Category Awards

Students who enter the Alaska Science & Engineering Fair have many opportunities to win a wide range of awards. The Alaska Science & Engineering Fair sponsors the Main Category Awards.

One set of Main Category awards for Middle School (grades 7-8) and one set of Main Category awards for Senior High (grades 9-12) are given in the following categories (see middle and senior high judging rubric):

  • 0100 - Animal Sciences
  • 0200 - Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • 0300 - Biochemistry
  • 0400 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • 0500 - Chemistry
  • 0600 - Computer Science
  • 0700 - Earth and Planetary Science
  • 0800 - Engineering: Materials, Bioengineering, Electrical, and Mechanical
  • 0900 - Energy and Transportation
  • 1000 - Environmental Management and Sciences
  • 1100 - Mathematical Sciences
  • 1200 - Medicine and Health Sciences
  • 1300 - Microbiology
  • 1400 - Physics and Astronomy
  • 1500 - Plant Sciences

Detailed descriptions of these categories may be found on the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair website: http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/project_categories

There are also main category prizes for the Grades K-6. Elementary projects are judged a little differently from the higher grades (see Elementary judging rubric).

We thank our sponsors

  • BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.

  • Anchorage School District

  • Chugach Gem and Mineral Society
  • ConocoPhillips, Alaska, Inc
  • Halliburton
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers

  • CRW Engineering Group, LLC
  • Elmendorf Officers and Spouses Club
  • HDR Alaska
  • IEEE
  • Midnight Sun Section A.I.H.A
  • Municipal Light & Power

  • Engineering Design & Consulting
  • PND Engineers
  • SLR International
  • VF Grace

  • AMC Engineers
  • Alaska Aviation Museum
  • Alaska Garden and Pet Center
  • Alaska Railroad
  • Blockbuster
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Alaska - Odom Corporation
  • DOWL HKM
  • Great Harvest Bread
  • Pioneer Marketing and Management
  • Stellar Designs
  • Tastee Freez
  • TTT Environmental