2016 Louisiana Region V Science & Engineering Fair
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ISEF Categories for All Divisions
category includes all aspects of animals and animal life, animal life
cycles, and animal interactions with one another or with their environment.
Examples of investigations included in this category would involve the study
of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals,
animal ecology, animal husbandry, entomology, ichthyology, ornithology, and
herpetology, as well as the study of animals at the cellular and molecular
level which would include cytology, histology, and cellular physiology.
Behavioral and Social Sciences:
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.
study of the chemical basis of processes occurring in living organisms,
including the processes by which these substances enter into, or are formed
in, the organisms and react with each other and the environment.
& Health Sciences: This
category focuses on studies specifically designed to address issues of human
health and disease. It includes studies on the diagnosis, treatment,
prevention or epidemiology of disease and other damage to the human body or
mental systems. Includes studies of normal functioning and may investigate
internal as well as external factors such as feedback mechanisms, stress or
environmental impact on human health and disease.
& Molecular Biology: This
is an interdisciplinary field that studies the structure, function,
intracellular pathways, and formation of cells. Studies involve
understanding life and cellular processes specifically at the molecular
exploring the science of the composition, structure, properties, and
reactions of matter not involving biochemical systems.
Biology & Bioinformatics:
that primarily focus on the discipline and techniques of computer science
and mathematics as they relate to biological systems. This includes the
development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods,
mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques to the study
of biological, behavior, and social systems.
& Environmental Sciences: Studies
of the environment and its effect on organisms/systems, including
investigations of biological processes such as growth and life span, as well
as studies of Earth systems and their evolution.
involving electrical systems in which information is conveyed via signals
and waveforms for purposes of enhancing communications, control and/or
- Chemical: Studies
involving biological and chemical processes of renewable energy sources,
clean transport, and alternative fuels.
- Physical: Studies
of renewable energy structures/processes including energy production and
that focus on the science and engineering that involve movement or
structure. The movement can be by the apparatus or the movement can
affect the apparatus.
that engineer or develop processes and infrastructure to solve environmental
problems in the supply of water, the disposal of waste, or the control of
study of the characteristics and uses of various materials with improvements
to their design which may add to their advanced engineering performance.
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.
study of micro-organisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, prokaryotes,
and simple eukaryotes as well as antimicrobial and antibiotic substances.
& Astronomy: 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.
of plants and how they live, including structure, physiology, development,
and classification. Includes plant cultivation, development, ecology,
genetics and plant breeding, pathology, physiology, systematics and
& Intelligent Machines:
in which the use of machine intelligence is paramount to reducing the
reliance on human intervention.
study or development of software, information processes or methodologies to
demonstrate, analyze, or control a process/solution.
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