National Student Science Award

The Health Physics Society offers an award to recognize outstanding contributions by students in grades 6-12 to the understanding of the applications of radiation and its impact on the environment and health. 

Up to four awards may be granted each year.  The award consists of a mounted certificate of recognition for each award recipient and a cash prize of up to $1000 will be divided among the recipients.

Who's eligible: any student currently in grades 6-12 who has contributed reports or presentations of projects on radiation benefits, applications, or impacts at a local science fair.

Nominations for the Award
Nominations for the National Student Science Award must be made by a Health Physics Society plenary member or by a Health Physics Society Chapter.  Teachers, students, or parents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, or South Dakota may recommend a student for nomination by contacting the North Central Chapter of the Health Physics Society.  The Chapter will request that the student provide either a report of the project that has been written by the student or a set of pictures that illustrate the student's display for submission with the nomination package.  Teachers and other individuals are encouraged to submit letters of support for the student's nomination. 

Each student nominated by the North Central Chapter will receive a certificate of recognition from the Chapter and a summary of the submission will be posted on the Chapter's website.  Nominees who receive a National Student Science Award will be presented with the award at a meeting of the North Central Chapter.

Nomination Deadline
Recommendations for the National Student Science Award must be received by the North Central Chapter of the Health Physics Society by April 15 for projects that have been presented at a science fair during the current school year.

To Recommend a Student
If you want to recommend a student, gather the following information:

  • A copy of the science fair project (PowerPoint slides used to create a poster, research paper, etc.)
  • Photos of the poster or of the student presenting the project
  • Date and location of the science fair
  • Grade the student was in at the time of the science fair
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers or project advisors

For more information, clarification, or assistance, contact:
Mike Lewandowski
North Central Chapter of the Health Physics Society
Phone:  (651) 737-4452