Exhibits may be entered
in one of the following categories and will
be judged on the basis of two divisions:
high school and elementary school.
|... includes the study and
development of computer hardware, software
Internet networking and communications,
graphics (including human interface),
simulations/virtual reality or computational
science (including data structures,
encryption, coding, and information theory).
Topics in this category may include writing an
original program and comparing it to an
existing one, developing a new language and
comparing it to an existing one, etc.
||... is the science concerned with
the origin, structure, composition and other
physical features of the earth. Some topics
that fall within this division are geology
(earth composition, rock formation, fossils,
minerals, and fossil fuel); geography
(landforms, soils, classification of streams,
erosion, and sedimentation); oceanography
(ocean waves, ocean currents, composition of
ocean water and coastal zone management);
seismology; geophysics; and meteorology.
||... is the branch of engineering and
technology that deals with the manufacture of
devices such as radios, television sets, and
computers that contain electron tubes,
transistors, chips, or related components.
Topics in this category are circuits
(electrical, electric digital and analog) for
communication such as radio, radar, laser,
transistor, television, and integrated
circuits; electricity; electric motors; solar
cells and amplifiers.
||... is concerned with the practical
application of scientific knowledge in the
design, construction, and operation of roads,
bridges, harbors, buildings, and machinery,
lighting, heating, and communication systems.
Some topics in this category are stress
testing of building materials, strength
composition of building materials, collection
of data from operating systems to compare and
contrast their effectiveness.
||... is the study of the protection
and care of natural resources. Topics included
in this category are solar energy and its
uses, water purification and usage, pollution
control, soil chemistry, and insecticides.
Within this area is ecology, which is the
study of ecological systems, and ecological
||... is that science concerned with
the study of the human body and good health
practices. Topics to be found under this
category are proper diet, care of the teeth,
care of the eyes, and hygiene.
IN THESE CATEGORIES MAY NEED AN ENDORSEMENT(S).
See the appropriate sections of this site for
** WHEN A CONTROL GROUP IS NOT POSSIBLE, A COMPARISON
AMONG TRIALS IS ACCEPTABLE.
projects conducted in a university, hospital or
research laboratory under the supervision of a Doctor,
Professor or Scientist, endorsement(s) and supporting
documents are due October 26, 2018. With the exception of
the Use of Firearms endorsement, all other
endorsements must be submitted by November 17, 2018.
Endorsement requests MUST be made PRIOR to
experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the
test subject(s) and/or the scientist. The
project plans are reviewed by the Scientific Review
Committee and, if safe, the endorsement is granted and
the experiment may be carried out. Permission to
carry out an experiment CANNOT be given to one that
has already been completed.