Awards

Dr. Sue Ebanks, Chair

Two types of awards are presented at the Savannah State University-Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair: category awards and special awards.  Category award winners are chosen by category judges.  The number of awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd) depends on participation levels and quality of projects within each category.  To receive a category award student projects must meet the high standards of the fair as a whole and be of the highest quality within their category.  If a category has only a handful of projects, the projects are judged individually, but they are held to the same high standards as other categories.  For this reason, not all categories are guaranteed 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.  (If a category has only one or two projects, those projects will not necessarily be awarded 1st and 2nd place prizes.) In addition to category awards, special awards are sponsored by local and national businesses and organizations.  Eligibility varies from award to award, and recipients are chosen by special awards judges.

Categories
ANIMAL SCIENCES
Animal Behavior
Cellular Studies
Development
Ecology
Genetics
Nutrition & Growth
Physiology
Systematics & Evolution

BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Clinical & Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Sociology & Social Psychology

BIOCHEMISTRY
Analytical Biochemistry
General Biochemistry
Medicinal Biochemistry
Structural Biochemistry

BIOMEDICAL & HEALTH SCIENCES
Cell, Organ, & Systems Physiology
Genetics & Molecular Biology of Disease
Immunology
Nutrition & Natural Products
Pathophysiology

CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Cell Physiology
Cellular Immunology
Genetics
Molecular Biology
Neurobiology

CHEMISTRY
Analytical Chemistry
Computational Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY & BIOINFORMATICS
Computational Biomodeling
Computational Epidemiology
Computational Neuroscience
Computational Pharmacology
Genomics

EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Atmospheric Science
Climate Science
Environmental Effects on Ecosystems
Geosciences
Water Science

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
Circuits
Internet of Things
Microcontrollers
Networking & Data Communications
Optics
Sensors
Signal Processing

ENERGY: CHEMICAL
Alternative Fuels
Computational Energy Science
Fossil Fuel Energy
Fuel Cells & Battery Development
Microbial Fuel Cells
Solar Materials

ENERGY: PHYSICAL
Hydro Power
Nuclear Power
Solar
Sustainable Design
Thermal Power
Wind

ENGINEERING MECHANICS
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computational Mechanics
Control Theory
Ground Vehicle Systems
Industrial Engineering-Processing
Mechanical Engineering

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Bioremediation
Land Reclamation
Pollution Control
Recycling & Waste Management
Water Resources Management

MATERIALS SCIENCE
Biomaterials
Ceramic & Glasses
Composite Materials
Computation & Theory
Electronic, Optical & Magnetic Materials
Nanomaterials
Polymers

MATHEMATICS
Algebra
Analysis
Combinatorics, Graph Theory, & Game Theory
Geometry & Topology
Number Theory
Probability & Statistics

MICROBIOLOGY
Antimicrobials & Antibiotics
Applied Microbiology
Bacteriology
Environmental Microbiology
Microbial Genetics
Virology

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics
Astronomy & Cosmology
Biological Physics
Computational Physics & Astrophysics
Condensed Matter & Materials
Instrumentation
Magnetics, Electromagnetics & Plasmas
Mechanics
Nuclear & Particle Physics
Optics, Lasers, Masers
Quantum Computation
Theoretical Physics

PLANT SCIENCES
Agriculture & Agronomy
Ecology
Genetics & Breeding
Growth & Development
Pathology
Plant Physiology
Systematics & Evolution

ROBOTICS & INTELLIGENT MACHINES
Biomechanics
Cognitive Systems
Control Theory
Machine Learning
Robot Kinematics

SYSTEMS SOFTWARE
Algorithms
Cybersecurity
Databases
Human/Machine Interface
Languages & Operating Systems
Mobile Apps
Online Learning

Special Awards

A listing of awards available for spring 2016 will be posted in early March, after award information is confirmed with sponsors.  Special thanks to our local sponsors and local chapters handling awards distributed by ISEF.