Project Categories

Here is a list of the Beal Bank USA Southern Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair (SNRSEF) project categories, which differs from the International Science and Engineering Fair categories.

SNRSEF Category 1: Plant & Animal Science
ISEF Animal Science ISEF Plant Science
Development Agriculture/Agronomy
Ecology Development
Animal Husbandry Ecology
Pathology Genetics
Physiology Photosynthesis
Populations Genetics Plant Physiology (Molecular, Cellular, Organismal)
Systematics Systematics & Evolution
Other Other
SNRSEF Category 2: Engineering
ISEF Electrical & Mechanical ISEF Materials & Bioengineering
Electrical Eng., Computer Eng., Controls Bioengineering
Mechanical Eng. Civil Eng., Construction Eng.
Robotics Chemical Eng.
Thermodynamics, Solar Industrial Eng., Processing
Other Material Science
SNRSEF Category 3: Chemistry
ISEF Chemistry ISEF BioChemistry
Analytical Chemistry General Biochemistry
General Chemistry Metabolism
Inorganic Chemistry Structural Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry Other
Physical Chemistry  
SNRSEF Category 4: Physics, Astronomy, & Earth Science
ISEF Earth & Planetary Science ISEF Physics & Astronomy
Climatology, Weather Atoms, Molecules, Solids
Geochemistry, Mineralogy Astronomy
Paleontology Biological Physics
Geophysics Instrumentation and Electronics
Planetary Science Magnetics and Electromagnetics
Tectonics Nuclear and Particle Physics
Other Optics, Lasers, Masers
  Theoretical Physics
  Theoretical or Computational Astronomy
SNRSEF Category 5: Molecular, Cellular, & Microbiology
ISEF Cellular & Molecular Biology ISEF Microbiology
Cellular Biology Antibiotics, Antimicrobials
Cellular and Molecular Genetics Bacteriology
Immunology Microbial Genetics
Molecular Biology Virology
Other Other
SNRSEF Category 6: Mathematical & Computer Science
ISEF Mathematical Sciences ISEF Computer Science
Algebra Algorithms, Databases
Analysis Artificial Intelligence
Applied Mathematics Networking and Communications
Geometry Computational Science, Computer Graphics
Probability and Statistics Software Engineering, Programming
Others Languages
  Computer System, Operating System
SNRSEF Category 7: Medicine & Health
ISEF Medicine & Health Sciences ISEF Behavioral & Social Sciences
Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Clinical and Developmental Psychology
Epidemiology Cognitive Psychology
Genetics Physiological Psychology
Molecular Biology of Diseases Sociology
Physiology and Pathophysiology Other
SNRSEF Category 8: Environmental, Energy, & Transportation
ISEF Environmental Sciences ISEF Environmental Management ISEF Energy & Transportation
Air Pollution and Air Quality Bioremediation Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
Soil Contamination and Soil Quality Ecosystems Management Aerodynamics
Water Pollution an Water Quality Environmental Engineering Alternative Fuels
Other Land Resource Management, Forestry Fossil Fuel Energy
  Recycling, Waste Management Vehicle Development
  Other Renewable Energies

The Beal Bank USA Southern Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair reserves the right to:

  1. Move projects submitted in one category to a different category, depending on the number of project submissions.
  2. Make awards in any category is at the discretion of the judges.
  3. Choose the project category for submission of winning project to the International Fair.
  4. Send a winning project to the International Fair remains at the discretion of the judges.


Shane Bevell
Science Fair Director

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Box 454001
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4001

Campus Location: MPE 136
Phone: 702-895-2079
Fax: 702-895-4159