Project Categories - Required Information
In addition to selecting a project type, students must choose a category for their project. The St. Louis Area Science Fair uses these categories to determine special awards and scholarships ($$$) your project might be eligible for.
Animal Sciences (AS). The study of animals and animal life, including their structure, function, life history, interactions, and classification.
Behavioral & Social Science (BE). The science or study of the thought processes and behavior of humans in their interactions with the environment studied through observational and experimental methods.
Biochemistry (BI). The study of chemical substances, interactions, and processes relevant to living organisms.
Biology (BL). The study of living organisms and their function, growth, origin, and evolution.
Chemistry (CH). The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter.
Computer Science (CS). The study of information processes, the structures and procedures that represent processes, and their implementation in information processing systems.
Dental (DL). The study of dental health.
Earth and Planetary Science (EA). The study of sciences related to the planet Earth, including geology, minerology, physiography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, geography and atmospheric sciences.
Fire Safety (FS). Open to students in grades 6 through 12 only, for fire safety projects. Grades K through 5 may not submit projects with fire.
Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical (EE). 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.
Industrial Hygiene (IN). The study of environmental and occupational health science and safety.
Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering (EN). The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical machines and systems.
Energy & Transportation (ET). The study of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, clean transport, and alternative fuels.
Environmental Sciences (EV). The analysis of existing conditions of the environment.
Mathematical Sciences (MA). The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.
Medicine & Health Sciences (ME). The sciene of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease and other damage to the body or mind.
Microbiology (MI). Studies of the activities and effects of microorganisms, such as algae, fungi, protozoan, virus, and bacteria as related to their life processes.
Physics (PH). The science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two.
Plant Sciences (PS). The study of plant life, including their structure and function, life history, and growth.