Prizes, Environmental Impact, Sponsorships and more!
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Thanks to our category award sponsors, award opportunities are rolling in!

Students who win first, second or third place in both the Junior and Senior categories are given ribbons and the following CASH prizes!


First Place: $60
Second Place: $45
Third Place: $30


First Place: $75
Second Place: $60
Third Place: $45
Junior and Senior category awards are an important part of LRSEF, and they are made possible by category award sponsors! It costs $135 to sponsor a Junior category and $180 to sponsor a Senior category.

If you would like to sponsor a category award, please contact Corinne Greenberg at

We would like to thank those who have already agreed to be category award sponsors: 

Junior Category Award Sponsors ($135)

Chemistry = Ashland Specialty Ingredients
Earth & Environmental Sciences = Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers (KCHMM)
Embedded Systems = ATC Associates
Chemical Energy = Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics = Shield Environmental Associates, Inc.
Engineering Mechanics = UAW / Ford
Environmental Engineering = Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers (KCHMM)
Mathematics = UAW / Ford
Microbiology = Amec Foster Wheeler
Physics & Astronomy = Rivergreen Water Recycling
Plant Sciences = Arkema
Robotics and Intelligent Machines = UAW / Ford

Senior Category Award Sponsors ($180)

Biochemistry = McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc.
Cellular & Molecular Biology = Stites & Harbison
Earth & Environmental Sciences = Linebach Funkhouser, Inc.
Embedded Systems = Waste Management
Chemical Energy = Michelin
Physical Energy = DuPont
Engineering Mechanics = UAW / Ford
Mathematics = UAW / Ford
Physics & Astronomy = Republic Services
Robotics and Intelligent Machines = UAW / Ford

Louisville Water Company donates water bottles to LRSEF!

The Louisville Water Company will provide water bottles for all students participating in LRSEF 2017! Students will be able to use these water bottles throughout the day and refill them at the Kentucky Science Center's water fountains. After the fair, students can take their water bottles home to continue saving the environment. LRSEF is proud to use these water bottles to keep students hydrated and cut back on waste from plastic water bottles!

Interested in sponsoring a special award?

Let us know! You can create, sponsor and judge a special award in one or more of our subject areas. Check out previous special awards on our website for ideas: Thank you for promoting STEM advancement in our community! Please email if you are interested.

Calling all STEM professionals!
- Judges needed -

We have under 50 judges, and we need 250! Judges are needed in ALL 22 categories. Sign up today and invite your colleagues! Work with a team of 2-5 judges to determine winning projects and award awesome prizes for Junior and Senior students from 52 Kentucky counties!
The fair is on March 4, 2017, at the Kentucky Science Center (weather date is March 5). Judging is held in two sessions: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Judges can choose to work one or both sessions. Visit for more information about the event and judging categories.
Please register at by February 22. (Registration is in the top right corner.) All judges must register every year, so if you have served in the past, please register again.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a judge for LRSEF! Your time and talent are appreciated by students, teachers and parents!

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