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Regional Science and Engineering Fair


Project Categories

Biochemistry/Medicine & Health

Biochemistry-Involves the study of chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms, the processes by which these substances enter into, or are formed in, the organisms and the reactions with each other and the environment. Medicine and Health-Involves the science of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease and other damage to the body or mind.

Botany

The study of plants and their life cycle, structure, growth, processes, and classification. Would include:  sciences of agriculture, agronomy, taxonomy, ecology, hydroponics, and related sciences.

Chemistry

Deals with the study of nature and composition of matter and laws governing it - physical chemistry, organic chemistry (other than biochemistry), inorganic chemistry, materials, plastics, fuels, pesticides, metallurgy, soil chemistry, etc.

Consumer Science

Study of how individuals are influenced by marketplace institutions and communities. Consumer science draws from fields such as economics, sociology, psychology, law, and business. Consumer science is a primary science in creating new products.

Earth/Space Science

Deals with astronomy, planetary science, geology, mineralogy, physiography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, speleology, geography, paleontology, etc.

Engineering & Inventions

Directly applying scientific principles to manufacturing and practical uses - civil, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, electrical, photographic, sound, automotive, marine, heating and refrigerating, transportation, environmental engineering, etc.

Environmental Science

Directly applying scientific principles to the study of topics such as pollution, degradation of the environment, remediation, and conservation.

Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics-Would include the development of formal logical systems or various numerical and algebraic computations, and the application of these principles - calculus, geometry, abstract algebra, number theory, statistics, complex analysis, probability. Computer Science- would include the use of technology to create hardware and/or software devices that are useful to people. Examples of computer science projects include artificial intelligence, robotics, graphics, data management, languages, simulations/virtual reality, networking and theory.

Physics & Physical Sciences

Would include:  cause/effect relationships dealing with principles of physical laws in electricity, heat, light, sound, etc. and theories, principles, and laws governing energy and the effect of energy on matter - solid state, optics, acoustics, particles, nuclear, atomic, plasma, superconductivity, fluid and gas dynamics, thermodynamics, semiconductors, magnetism, quantum mechanics, biophysics, etc.

Social Science/Behavioral

Deals with human and animal behavior, social and community relationships - psychology, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, ethology, ethnology, linguistics, learning, erception, reading problems, educational testing, etc.

Zoology

The study of animals, their life cycles, anatomy, and classification. Would include:  animal ecology, physiology, animal husbandry, cytology, histology, entomology, ichthyology, ornithology, herpetology, etc.