The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) organizes all projects into 22 categories. Each category has subcategories to specify what projects belong in that category. To get further detail on the category and it's sub categories click on the category name. 

Category Subcategory Potential Sponsoring Teachers (Room)
ANIMAL SCIENCES
(Code: ANIM)
· Animal Behavior
· Cellular Studies
· Development
· Ecology
· Genetics
· Nutrition and Growth
· Physiology
· Systematics and Evolution

DeMassa (150)   
Brierton (161)

Jones (400s)

BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
(Code: BEHA)
· Clinical & Developmental Psychology
· Cognitive Psychology
· Neuroscience
· Physiological Psychology
· Sociology and Social Psychology
Marquez (278)
BIOCHEMISTRY
(Code: BCHM)
· Analytical Biochemistry
· General Biochemistry
· Medicinal Biochemistry
· Structural Biochemistry

Gazda (717)
Bolster (151)

Jones (400s)

BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
(Code: BMED)
· Cell, Organ, and Systems Physiology
· Genetics and Molecular Biology of Disease
· Immunology
· Nutrition and Natural Products
· Pathophysiology
Gazda (717)
Bolster (151)
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
(Code: ENBM)
· Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
· Biomechanics
· Biomedical Devices
· Biomedical Imaging
· Cell and Tissue Engineering
· Synthetic Biology
Torrey (825)
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
(Code: CELL)
· Cell Physiology
· Cellular Immunology
· Genetics
· Molecular Biology
· Neurobiology

Gazda (717)
Bolster (151)

Jones (400s)

CHEMISTRY
(Code: CHEM)
· Analytical Chemistry
· Computational Chemistry
· Environmental Chemistry
· Inorganic Chemistry
· Materials Chemistry
· Organic Chemistry
· Physical Chemistry

Lane (414)
Doucett (412)

Jones (400s)  

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS
(Code: CBIO)
· Computational Biomodeling
· Computational Epidemiology
· Computational Evolutionary Biology
· Computational Neuroscience
· Computational Pharmacology
· Genomics
Kelley
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
(Code: EAEV)
· Atmospheric Science
· Climate Science
· Environmental Effects on Ecosystems
· Geosciences
· Water Science

Gazda (717)

Jones (400s)

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
(Code: EBED)
· Circuits
· Internet of Things
· Microcontrollers
· Networking and Data Communications
· Optics
· Sensors
· Signal Processing
Middleton (330)
ENERGY: CHEMICAL
(Code: EGCH)
· Alternative Fuels
· Computational Energy Science
· Fossil Fuel Energy
· Fuel Cells and Battery Development
· Microbial Fuel Cells
· Solar Materials

ENERGY: PHYSICAL
(Code: EGPH)
· Hydro Power
· Nuclear Power
· Solar
· Sustainable Design
· Thermal Power
· Wind
Bray (823)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
(Code: ENMC)
· Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
· Civil Engineering
· Computational Mechanics
· Control Theory
· Ground Vehicle Systems
· Industrial Engineering-Processing
· Mechanical Engineering
· Naval Systems
Middleton (330)
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
(Code: ENEV)
· Bioremediation
· Land Reclamation
· Pollution Control
· Recycling and Waste Management
· Water Resources Management
Bycott (722)
MATERIALS SCIENCE
(Code: MATS)
· Biomaterials
· Ceramic and Glasses
· Composite Materials
· Computation and Theory
· Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials
· Nanomaterials
· Polymers
Lane (414)
MATHEMATICS
(Code: MATH)
· Algebra
· Analysis
· Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Game Theory
· Geometry and Topology
· Number Theory
· Probability and Statistics

MICROBIOLOGY
(Code: MCRO)
· Antimicrobial and Antibiotics
· Applied Microbiology
· Bacteriology
· Environmental Microbiology
· Microbial Genetics
· Virology
Gazda (717)   
Doucett (412)
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
(Code: PHYS)
· Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
· Astronomy and Cosmology
· Biological Physics
· Condensed Matter and Materials
· Mechanics
· Nuclear and Particle Physics
· Theoretical, Computational, and Quantum Physics
Bray (823)
Gratkins (165)
PLANT SCIENCES
(Code: PLNT)
· Agriculture and Agronomy
· Ecology
· Genetics and Breeding
· Growth and Development
· Pathology
· Plant Physiology
· Systematics and Evolution


Brierton (161)

Jones (400s)

ROBOTICS AND INTELLIGENT MACHINES
(Code: ROBO)
· Biomechanics
· Cognitive Systems
· Control Theory
· Machine Learning
· Robot Kinematics

Middleton (330)

Bycott (722)

SYSTEMS SOFTWARE
(Code: SOFT)
· Algorithms
· Cybersecurity
· Databases
· Human/Machine Interface
· Languages and Operating Systems
· Mobile Apps
· Online Learning
Bycott (722)
Translational Medical Science
(Code: TMED)
· Disease Detection and Diagnosis
· Disease Prevention
· Disease Treatment and Therapies
· Drug Identification and Testing
· Pre-Clinical Studies
Gazda (717)