2024 Special Awards Include:

Climate Change New Mexico Award


$75 and Certificate of Recognition for each division, junior and senior (2 awards total)


Presented to the student(s) whose project demonstrates the greatest insight into climate change using science and engineering practices.

Judges please note: If there is not a strong project directly related to climate change, consider how the student is able to connect climate change to his/her/their project during the discussion. Choose the project that best fits the criteria, and distribute the awards, thanks!

Award Delivery: The Cash Award and Certificates of Recognition will be mailed afterward.

Please email awardees’ names and addresses to climatechangenm@gmail.com

Judges: We kindly request that your judges adjudicate this Special Award. Thanks!

Contact: Mieka Ritsema, Executive Director, cell: 505-228-2330

Email: climatechangenm@gmail.com

Website: https://climatechangenm.org/


Climate Change New Mexico, PO Box 36374, Albuquerque, NM 87176

Oppenheimer Awards

Sponsored by the J Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee
8 $50 awards total (4 senior, 4 junior) in each of the following categories:
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Math or Computer Science


Awards will be presented to the students whose projects and interviews demonstrate originality, excellence in scientific thought, thoroughness, required skill, and clarity.

Award checks and certificates will be mailed to the winners.

Desertgate Internet Award

More information TBA