2021 Category Awards

2021 Category Awards


Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 66th Annual Alaska Science and Engineering Fair! Your projects were amazing, and we are so glad you were able to share your work with us. All the judges have loved looking over your projects and talking with you about what you  learned and accomplished.

Judging for all the specialty awards is NOT completed yet, however the category award winners for high school and middle school have been chosen, as well as the overall first and second place projects. We do not have category winners for elementary students, but we are working on your placement ribbons.

We will have a second post & email that will include a full list of specialty award winners, as well as the ribbon placement for all projects in about two weeks! We will also be placing ribbons on the student corner projects, so be watching your project for your ribbon. The physical certificates, awards and t-shirts will be handed out in about 3 weeks.

We are happy to announce that the prizes for the category winners have increased! Middle school category winners will receive $250.00 each and high school category winners will receive $500.00 each.

Middle School Category Winners:

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Copy Cats – Margaret B.

Does it Measure up to the Taste – Marley G.

BB Ballistics – Piper B.


High School Category Winners:

Animal Sciences
A Wormie’s New Home – Joshua F.

Cellular and Molecular Biology
Oh Sweet! – Maria K.

Energy and Transportation
Does Juneau generate enough electrical energy to run completely on renewable technology? – Annabella W.

Oil Filter for Storm Drains – Kate D.

Environmental Management and Sciences
Dangerous Silver – Sophia H.

Medicine and Health Sciences
Sugar for the Soul – Arabella A.


Overall Winners

These two winners will be representing Alaska in the International Science and Engineering Fair! Both winners will also receive two Alaska Airlines tickets. 

First Place
Oil Filter for Storm Drains – Kate D.

Second Place
Does Juneau generate enough electrical energy to run completely on renewable technology? – Annabella W.

Congratulations to Kate and Annabella!

Once again, thanks to all of you for your hard work on the incredible projects we saw this year. We would also like to extend our most sincere thanks to our judges and volunteers, because without them, the fair could not have happened. We also want to thank Student Corner for hosting us on their platform, it was a great way to hold the fair and made everything run smoothly. 

Keep watching for our final awards email and website post, and we hope to see you all back next year!

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Fred Meyer Community Rewards: If you live in a community with a Fred Meyer, link your rewards card to us with Fred Meyer Community Rewards – https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/rewards-3/#/community-rewards-4 – group 81550 “Alaska Science and Engineering Fair”. This rewards program kicks back some funds to the fair with each Fred Meyer purchase you make, without costing you anything extra. We would sincerely appreciate your support!

Volunteering Opportunities

Become a Committee Member: The annual science fair event takes months of preparation and organization from our committee members. There are committees in charge of catering, fundraising, judging, awards and many more, and each committee takes several people to really make the fair happen every year, and we are always looking for more people to help make the fair a success. If you are interested in joining a committee, please email the fair director for more info: director@alaskasciencefair.org

 Judging Projects: Every year we have hundreds of projects to judge, and only a day to judge them all. We always need volunteers to come and judge projects on the day of the fair. If you are interested in being a judge, please email our judging committee for more info: judging@alaskasciencefair.org 

Setup, Check-in, & Teardown: On the day of the fair, it can take an army of volunteers to get all the tables & chairs set up, labels taped down, and students checked in before the fair can really get started, as well as tearing it all down once the fair is completed. If setting up tables and helping students get their paperwork is more your speed, please email our volunteer committee for more info: volunteers@alaskasciencefair.org 


Our 2020 - 2021 Donors:

Primary Sponsor:


Sponsors - $10,000+


Patrons - $5,000-$9,999

Donors - $1,000-$4999

Contributors - $500-$999

Friends - $250-$499