The NOAA Office of Education supports student research on issues related to our agency’s mission. Since 2005, NOAA has offered “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), as well as at the local and regional U.S. science fairs that feed into ISEF. These awards recognize outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences.
Complimentary award packets are provided to the approximately 500 local and regional science fairs in the United States and territories that feed into ISEF. These award packets include: a medallion, a letter of congratulations, and a certificate signed by the Director of NOAA Education. The packets are distributed with a letter to the directors of these fairs that explain the criteria and judging procedure.
If you are a NOAA employee or contractor with a science or science education background and are interested in serving as a judge for these fairs, please see the following page for further information.
NOAA offers congratulations to all the winners of these awards and to all students who perform research and participate in science fairs.
For more information about this program or for general inquiries please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.