The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) offsite link, organized by the Society for Science offsite link, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Regeneron ISEF provides a platform for the best and brightest young scientists to showcase their science, technology, engineering, or math research.
As a Special Award Organization offsite link, NOAA presents several awards, which recognize outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences from students in the United States. NOAA has been a Special Award Organization since 2005.
In 2022, 1,750 finalists from 63 countries, regions, and territories competed for over $8 million in awards and scholarships. This was the first time since 2019 that Regeneron ISEF was able to offer an in-person fair and the first time ever that Regeneron ISEF was a hybrid virtual event.
Our 2022 winners:
Taking the Pulse of the Planet First Award ($1,500)
Presented to students whose research has demonstrated the principles and technical innovations that offer the greatest potential for an improved understanding of Earth’s dynamic processes
- Eliana Juarez: Urban Ozone Forecasting and Policy Recommendations Through Photochemical Modeling and Machine Learning
- Eyrin Kim: Planning Equitable Accessibility to Dialysis Care: A Case Study of Hurricane Ida
Science Communication Award ($1,000)
Presented to the student who best explains their research project in clear, understandable, and accessible language, contributing to a better understanding of public science and engineering
- Faye Lin: WAL-SEA: Development of a Homebuilt, Multifunctional Remotely Operated Vehicle for the Study of the Near-Shore Ocean Ecosystems
Judge’s Award: Passion Project ($500)
Presented to the student whose research project ignited passion and excitement, leading to a greater understanding of Earth’s dynamic processes
- Ellery McQuilkin: Projecting Disappearance of the Dana Glacier Using Observed Melt Rate and 3D Modeling
Judge’s Award: Self Starter ($500)
Presented to the student whose research project was self-driven with limited support or resources and is leading to a greater understanding of Earth’s dynamic processes
- Dakota Perry: A Mechanism Utilizing Renewable Energy for Eliminating Aquatic Trash in Waterways That Does Not Contribute to Global Warming and Air Pollution