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2801 West Bancroft St.,
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Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Phone: 419.530.2009
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2019 Anticipated Sponsored Awards

AIAA/NOS Award
Sponsor: Northern Ohio Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

For: Best projects with relevance to Aeronautics and Space applications
Award:
Grades 5-8: First place award $50.00 + certificate, 2 Runner up awards $25.00 + certificate
Grades 9-12: 1 First place award $50.00 + certificate, 2 Runner up awards $25.00 + certificate
Total amount is $200.00 for 6 prizes
Grades: 5-12

ASHRAE Energy Award
Sponsor: Toledo Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

For: Best projects related to energy and energy conservation
Award: $50.00 plus a certificate to the first place awardee, $35.00 plus a certificate to the second place awardee,  $20.00 plus a certificate to the third place awardee, and $15.00 plus a certificate for honorable mention, total award of $120.00
Grades: 7-12.

American Chemical Society Award (Note: the title of this award and its focus changes annually)
Sponsor: American Chemical Society, Toledo Section.

For: Best project that shows how the application of Chemistry can be used in the field of Energy to make a process more sustainable
Award: $100.00 and certificate to first place awardee in 11-12th  grade, $50.00 and certificate to first place awardee in 9-10th grade, total award of $150.00.
Grades: 9-12.

Cell Biology Award 
Sponsor:  Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toledo

For: Best project in cell/molecular biology.
Award: $50.00 and certificate, total award $50.00
Grades: 9-12.   

College of Arts & Sciences BGSU District Science Day Scholarship  
Sponsor: Bowling Green State University

For: Best project in science or mathematics
Award: A $1000.00 scholarship dependent on BGSU enrollment with a major in any field of science or mathematics. The scholarship will be automatically renewed for three additional years provided recipient completes 24 hours per academic year, stays in one of the above majors, and maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. 
Grades: 11

 

Ecology (Environment) Award
Sponsor:  Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo/NWDSD

For: Best project related to ecology and/or environmental science
Award: 1st Place $50.00 and certificate, 2nd Place $25.00 and certificate,  total award $150.00
Grades: 5-8 and 9-12

Geology Award Sponsor: Dept. of  Environmental Sciences,  University of Toledo/NWDSD

For: Best project relating to some aspect of geology
Award: 1st  Place $50.00 and certificate, 2nd  Place $25.00 and certificate, total award of $75.00. 
Grades: 5-12

Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Advanced or Alternative Energy Research
Sponsor: College of Engineering, University of Toledo/NWDSD

For: Best project relating to energy research.
Award: 1st Place $50.00 plus a Governor's certificate, 2nd Place $25.00 plus a Governor’s certificate, total award of $75.00
Grades 7-12.

Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Advanced Materials Science Research  
Sponsor: College of Engineering, University of Toledo/NWDSD
 
For: Best project involving materials science.                                      Award: 1st Place $50.00 plus a Governor's certificate, 2nd Place $25.00 plus a Governor’s certificate, total award of $75.00
Grades 7-12.

Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Student Research- Agriculture & Food Technology

Sponsor: NWDSD

For: Project must have a scientific application to a food or agricultural topic
Award: 1st Place $50.00 plus a Governor's certificate, 2nd Place $25.00 and certificate, total award of $75.00.
Grades: 7-12.

 

Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Research
Sponsor: College of Engineering, University of Toledo/NWDSD

For: Best project in biotechnological and/or biomedical research.
Award: 1st Place $50.00 plus a Governor's certificate, 2nd Place $25.00 plus a Governor’s certificate, total award of $75.00.
Grades: 7-12.

 

Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research 
Sponsor: NWDSD

For: Best project relating to the environmental sciences
Award: 1st Place $50.00 plus a Governor's certificate, 2nd Place $25.00 plus a Governor’s certificate, total award of $75.00
Grades: 7-12

Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Information Science & Technology Research
Sponsor: College of Engineering, University of Toledo/NWDSD

For: Best project relating to information science and technology.
Award: 1st Place $50.00 plus a Governor's certificate, 2nd Place $25.00 plus a Governor’s certificate, total award of $75.00
Grades 7-12.

Mercy College of Ohio Award for Outstanding Project in Biology, Chemistry or Medicine
Sponsor: Mercy College of Ohio

For: Best project in the investigation of biological systems
Award: $50.00 plus a certificate for 1st place and $25.00 and a certificate for 2nd place for grades 7-9
$75.00 plus a certificate for 1st place and $50.00 and a certificate for 2nd place for grades 10-12, total award of $200.00. 
Grades: 7-12  


Northwest Ohio American Industrial Hygiene Award
Sponsor: NWO American Industrial Hygiene

For:  Recognition of outstanding research and knowledge in the area of environmental and/or occupational health and safety
Students recognized through the presentation of this award will have achieved excellence and displayed exemplary competence in one of the following areas: environmental science, occupational health/safety, hazardous materials management, toxicological studies, or environmental chemistry.
Some examples include research involving hearing protection, respirator   use, chemical exposure in the workplace or school, pollution prevention, indoor air quality, accidents or injuries, back safety and ergonomics, chemical management in the workplace, fire safety, emergency response, exposures to environmental factors such as heat and cold stress, electrical fields, and radiation, air and water monitoring,  and hazardous spills remediation.
Award: Two $50 awards
Grades: 7-8 and 9-12.

Oak Openings Region Award  

Sponsor: Oak Openings Region Conservancy

For: Recognizing projects pertaining to the local Oak Openings ecosystem.
Example topics: species communities, diversity, soil studies, light level studies, geology, plant responses, entomological interactions, community awareness levels, and so forth.
Awards: Two $50.00 awards
Grades: 5-12


Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award

Sponsor: The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation

For: Awards will be given to the best individual/team projects using soybeans in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, physics or earth/environmental science on these topics: agricultural biosciences, bioresources, biopolymers, and/or biofuels. 
Award: three $100.00 awards.
Grades: 5-12.


Outstanding Chemistry Award
Sponsor:  Department of Chemistry, University of Toledo
 
For: Best project in chemistry or biochemistry
Award: $50.00 plus a certificate to the first place awardee, total award of $100.00.  
Grades: 7-9 and 10-12.


Outstanding Physics Award

Sponsor:  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo 

For: Best physics and astronomy projects with the same criteria as regular judging, however, no engineering projects will be considered 
Awards: $50.00 and a certificate to first place awardee for best astronomy project in each grade category.
Awards: $50.00 and a certificate to first place awardee for best physics project in each grade category, total award of $200.00.
Grades: 7-8 and 9-12.

Planet Earth Sustainability Award
Sponsor:      Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (S.A.V.E.) Inc.

Address:              S.A.V.E. Inc.
                            6832 Convent Blvd.
                            Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone:                 419-824-3691
FAX:                     419-824-3526
Email:                  rsobczak@lourdes.edu

 

Award Explanation:

This award is presented annually to a maximum of 3 students (grades 7-9) at NW District Science Day, who explore and research through an experiment, an issue that addresses a problem related to the Earth’s ecology or the preservation of its natural or biological resources.

Examples are listed but are not limited to the following: endangered species, plant or animal habitat, chemical impact, soil, water, and other environmental factors.

Scope of Award:

  • Up to three awards will be awarded by special judges from the S.A.V.E. Board of Trustees.
  • Judges have the right to present or withhold the awards based on the caliber of the students’ research and presentation.

Award:

  • Notification of the Award will be issued at NW District Science Day Award Ceremony.
  • An official certificate and a $25.00 monetary award will be presented at the Annual S.A.V.E. Dessert Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Franciscan Theater and Conference Center in early May. (Awardee is invited to display and present the

 project.)

  • Full scholarship to attend one week of Summer Science Camp at the Center for Science Education and the Environment (CSEE) on the Lourdes University Campus in July.   Notification and registration sent by mail (Value = $100).

Total Value of Award:  $ 125.00.


Science of Food, Nutrition and Health Award
Sponsor: Toledo Dietetic Association

For: Best projects based on originality and creativity that demonstrate understanding of human nutrition and its relationship to good health 
Award: $40.00 plus a certificate to the first place awardee, and $30.00 and a certificate to the second place awardee, total award of $70.00.
Grades: 7-12


Stranahan Arboretum Environmental Science Award
Sponsor: Stranahan Arboretum, University of Toledo
  
For: Best project using plants as the main component in a problem solving situation.
Award: $100.00 plus a certificate to first place awardee and a certificate to the second place awardee, total award of $100.00.
Grades: 7-12.


Tillotson UT District Science Day Scholarship  
Sponsor: The University of Toledo

For: Best project in science, mathematics, engineering, pharmacy, or science/mathematics education.
Award: A $1000.00 scholarship dependent on UT enrollment with a major in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, pharmacy, or science/mathematics education. The scholarship will be automatically renewed for three additional years provided recipient completes 24 hours per academic year, stays in one of the above majors, and maintains a cummulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Grades: 11-12.

Toledo Area Academy of Professional Psychology Award
Sponsor: Toledo Area Academy of Professional Psychology (TAAPP)

For: Best project with the potential for improving the mental or emotional well-being of individuals, or improving the quality of human communication or relationships, or between humans and animals, as demonstrated by one or more of the following: the questions asked, the methods used, the findings, or evidence of the skills the investigators developed that are applicable to future projects.
Award: $25.00 for each grade range for a total of $50.00
Grades: 7-8 and 9-12

UT Department of Psychology Award

Sponsor:  Department of Psychology, The University of Toledo

For: Best projects related to the investigation, or demonstration, of basic processes underlying behavioral sciences.
Award: $50.00 for the first place awardee and $25.00 for the second place awardee, 7-8 and 9-12, total award of $150.00                                  Grades: 7-8 and 9-12.  


UT Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Award   
Sponsor:  College of Pharmacy, University of Toledo  

For: Outstanding projects with a pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences orientation. This may include the use of over-the-counter or prescription medications, herbal or complementary medicines, or home remedies.  Applicants may examine the use, misuse, adverse effects, or cost of using any such agent(s).   Award: $125.00 plus a certificate to the first place awardee, $75.00 plus a certificate to the second place awardee, total award of $150.00.  

Grades: 7-12.


Water Environment Science Award
Sponsor: Ohio Water Environment Association, Northwest Section

For: Outstanding project involving stream water quality, surface and ground water pollution, waste water treatment, industrial pollution, chemical treatment/removal and sludge treatment/removal projects
Award: $50.00 Series I U.S. Savings Bond plus a certificate to the first place awardee. 
Grades: 7-12.  

Last Updated: 2/25/19