The Priscilla and Bart Bok Awards and the Richard D. Lines Special Award
The Priscilla and Bart Bok Awards are presented annually by the AAS and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) for outstanding astronomical research projects at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). For more information on the Priscilla and Bart Bok Award recipients, visit the ASP award site.
The Richard D. Lines Special Award was presented annually until 2007 by the International Amateur-Professional Photoelectric Photometry (IAPPP) at the ISEF.
The main criterion for selecting the two Bok Awards is scientific merit. Observational, instrumental or theoretical projects are all eligible, as are interdisciplinary projects involving Physics, Math, Computer Sciences, Engineering, etc. Although scientific merit is the primary criterion for the Lines Award, a project is sought which best reflects both the mission of the IAPPP (collaboration between amateurs, students, and/or professionals) as well as excellence in observational and/or instrumental astronomy.
The Intel-sponsored ISEF has been described as the "World Cup, World Series, and Olympics of science fairs." The AAS, ASP, and IAPPP have sponsored special awards in astronomy at the annual ISEF since 1991. ISEF Finalists vie for over $2 million in gifts, cash, and scholarship prizes. In addition, the top two grand award winners of the ISEF are invited to participate in the annual Nobel Prize award ceremonies in Sweden. The ISEF is run by the Society for Science & the Public.
|Year||Bok First Award||Bok Second Award||Richard D. Lines Award|
|2017||Cormac Larkin||Erica Sawczynec|
|2016||Shashank Dholakia & Shishir Dholakia||Camille Virginia Yoke|
|2015||Shashank Dholakia & Shishir Dholakia||Maxime Horlaville, Jeremiah Knockaert & Quillere Manon|
|2014||Luhong Li||Coleman J. Kendrick|
|2013||Arjun Raghavan||Michaela Brchnelova|
|2012||Piper Michelle Reid||Henry Wanjune Lin|
|2011||Benjamin M. Clark||Brian R. Graham|
|2010||Andrei V. Nagornyi||Evan H. Fletcher|
|2009||Keith Austin Hawkins||Caroline Wurden|
|2008||David Alex Rosengarten||Matthew James Walentosky|
|2007||Temple He||Emily Petroff|
|2006||Hsin-Yu Chen||Philp Mocz||Hieu Huu Tran|
|2005||Gabrielle Gianelli||Anand Palaniappan||Mary Masterman & Sarah Howell|
|2004||Eric Sauder||Julie Krugler||Mary Masterman, Sarah Howell & Mimi Nguyen|
|2003||Lisa Glukhovsky||Jonathan Sick||Ved Chirayath|
|2002||Matthew Douglas & Apau Jachowski||Harish Khandrika||Kyle Winkleman|
|2001||Sabrina Snell||Micheal Barynov & Aliakei Akulionak||Bradley Bunnell|
|2000||Francis Boulva||Daniel Perley||Susannah Lazar|
|1999||Stephanie Zaretzky||Christopher Lintott||Jocelyn Salaz|