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,
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 population studies.
||... 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.
* PROJECTS IN
THESE CATEGORIES MAY NEED AN ENDORSEMENT(S). See the appropriate
sections of this site for clarification.
** WHEN A CONTROL GROUP IS NOT POSSIBLE, A COMPARISON AMONG TRIALS IS
NOTE: For projects conducted in
university, hospital or research laboratory under the supervision of a
Doctor, Professor or Scientist, endorsement(s) and supporting documents
are due October 15,
other endorsements must be
submitted in duplicate by November
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.