Science Fair

Junior and Senior Categories

Please note the categories have been revised to follow the State Science Fair Categories.
Review a complete list of categories and sub-categories with definitions. More information can be found at Intel ISEF.

Animal Sciences

  • Animal Behavior
  • Cellular Studies
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition and Growth
  • Physiology
  • Systematics and Evolution
  • Other

Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Clinical & Development Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Sociology and Social Psychology
  • Other

Biochemistry

  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • General Biochemistry
  • Medicinal Biochemistry
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Other

Biomedical and Health Sciences

  • Cell, Organ, and Systems Physiology
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology of Disease
  • Immunology
  • Nutrition and Natural Products
  • Pathophysiology
  • Other

Cellular And Molecular Biology

  • Cell Physiology
  • Cellular Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Other

Chemistry

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Other

Computational Biology And Bioinformatics

  • Computational Biomodeling
  • Computational Epidemiology
  • Computational Evolutionary Biology
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Computational Pharmacology
  • Genomics
  • Other

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Climate Science
  • Environmental Effects on Ecosystems
  • Geosciences
  • Water Science
  • Other

Embedded Systems

  • Circuits
  • Internet of Things
  • Microcontrollers
  • Networking and Data Communications
  • Optics
  • Sensors
  • Signal Processing
  • Other

Energy: Chemical

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Computational Energy Science
  • Fossil Fuel Energy
  • Fuel Cells and Battery Development
  • Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Solar Materials
  • Other

Energy: Physical

  • Hydro Power
  • Nuclear Power
  • Solar
  • Sustainable Design
  • Thermal Power
  • Wind
  • Other

Engineering Mechanics

  • Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Control Theory
  • Ground Vehicle Systems
  • Industrial Engineering-Processing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Systems
  • Other

Environmental Engineering

  • Bioremediation
  • Land Reclamation
  • Pollution Control
  • Recycling and Waste Management
  • Water Resources Management
  • Other

Materials Science

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramic and Glasses
  • Composite Materials
  • Computation and Theory
  • Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymers
  • Other

Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Game Theory
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Number Theory
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Other

Microbiology

  • Antimicrobial and Antibiotics
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Virology
  • Other

Physics and Astronomy

  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
  • Astronomy and Cosmology
  • Biological Physics
  • Condensed Matter and Materials
  • Mechanics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Theoretical, Computational, and Quantum Physics
  • Other

Plant Sciences

  • Agriculture and Agronomy
  • Ecology
  • Genetics and Breeding
  • Growth and Development
  • Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Systematics and Evolution
  • Other

Robotics and Intelligent Machines

  • Biomechanics
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Control Theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Robot Kinematics
  • Other

Systems Software

  • Algorithms
  • Cybersecurity
  • Databases
  • Human/Machine Interface
  • Languages and Operating Systems
  • Mobile Apps
  • Online Learning
  • Other

Review a complete list of categories and sub-categories with definitions. More information can be found at Intel ISEF.