Project Categories

Science

  • Living Things

    • Projects about living organisms, looking for relationships in nature, measuring them, and describing them.
    • See Rules – NO PROJECTS INVOLVING HUMAN OR ANIMAL SUBJECTS OTHER THAN STRICTLY OBSERVATIONAL/NON-INTERFERENCE BASED WORK.
  • The Physical Universe

    • Projects focused on chemistry, physics, earth science and space science.

Technology

  • Futurist

    • Projects that involve predicting the future based on our current understanding of STEM.
  • Health

    • Projects that relate to human or other animal health.
  • Sustainability

    • Projects that relate to protecting or restoring natural resources.

Engineering

  • Invention and Reverse Engineering

    • Projects that focus on how stuff works, taking machines apart and re-building them, building new things and more.
  • Infernal Contraptions

    • Projects involving over-engineering a machine to perform a simple task, usually involving a chain reaction (Rube Goldberg machines).

Mathematics

  • Computation and Robotics

    • Projects involving robotics, computer science and/or mathematical analysis.
  • Systems Thinking

    • Projects that demonstrate how new patterns emerge at increasing levels of complexity, that involve two (or more) categories.

Judging Projects

Prize categories will be determined at a later date, depending  on sponsorship dollars, numbers of students registered and other criteria. Please note that students will have the option of choosing to participate with a project but NOT be judged to encourage as many students as possible to attend.