Categories of Projects
BIO - Biology: The study of living organisms,
including the study of animals (zoology), plants (botany) and
microorganisms (microbiology). Projects which should be entered
into the biology category examine the structure, function,
growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living things.
HME - Health/Medicine: The study of health and
disease in humans or animals, including disease diagnosis,
causes of disease, ways of treating disease, medical procedures,
alternative therapies for diseases, or the way in which the
human or animal body functions normally.
ENV - Environmental Science: The study of the
interactions among physical, chemical and biological components
of the environment, including pollution (land, air and water),
ecology, biodiversity, sustainability of the environment and
causes of environmental degradation related to human activities.
BHS - Behavioral Science: The study of human
and animal behavior through systematic observation and
experimental intervention. Behavioral sciences investigate the
decision processes and communication strategies within and
between organisms in a social system.
Physical Science Categories
CHM - Chemistry: The study of the nature and
composition of matter and the laws governing it – physical
chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials,
plastics, fuels, pesticides, metallurgy, soil chemistry, food
PHY - Physics: The study of the universal laws
that govern matter, energy, space and time, including solid
state, optics, acoustics, particle, nuclear, atomic, plasma,
superconductivity, fluid and gas dynamics, thermodynamics,
semiconductors, magnetism, quantum mechanics and biophysics.
MCS - Math/Computer Science: The study of
formal logical systems, patterns, and numeric computations, and
the application mathematical principles to the world. The study
and development of computer software and hardware and associated
ESP - Earth/Space Science: The study of
physical subjects related to the earth or space, including
geology, mineralogy, physiography, oceanography, meteorology,
climatology, astronomy, speleology, seismology and geography.
ENG - Engineering: The study of the application
of scientific principles to manufacturing and other practical
causes, including civil, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical,
electrical, photographic, sound, automotive, marine, heating and
refrigeration, and transportation engineering.