Project Categories

BSSEF supports and encourages participation in all the categories and subcategories identified by ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair).  Please review these categories to get ideas for your project.    https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef-categories-and-subcategories

Behavioral/Social Science
The science or study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals in their interactions with the environment studied through observational and experimental methods.

Biology
The study of  living organisms.

Chemistry/Biochemistry
The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems.
The study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms, the processes by which these substances enter into, or are formed in, the organisms and react with each other and the environment.

Environmental Sciences
The analysis of existing conditions of the environment.

Engineering, presented by Nordco
The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, processes, and systems.

Math/Computers
The study of information processes, the structures and procedures that represent processes, and their implementation in information processing systems. It includes systems analysis and design, application and system software design, programming, and datacenter operations.
The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. The deductive study of numbers, geometry, and various abstract constructs, or structures. Mathematics is very broadly divided into foundations, algebra, analysis, geometry, and applied mathematics, which includes theoretical computer science.

Medicine/Health
The science of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease and other damage to the body or mind.

Physics
Physics is the science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two. Astronomy is the study of anything in the universe beyond the Earth.

These categories can be changed/combined or split at the discretion of the Fair Director.