Updated SEFNK Categories

SEFNK Categories

Red : Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky Categories

Underlined: International Science and Engineering Fair Categories

Animal Sciences

  • Animal Behavior
  • Cellular Studies
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition & Growth
  • Physiology
  • Systematics & Evolution
  • Other

Behavioral & Social Sciences

  • Clinical & Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Sociology and Social Psychology
  • Other

Biochemistry

  • Analytical biochemistry
  • General biochemistry
  • Medicinal biochemistry
  • Structural biochemistry
  • Other

Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Cell Physiology
  • Cellular Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Other

Chemistry

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Other

Computer Science

  • Computer & Software Engineering
  • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
    • Computational biomodeling
    • Computational epidemiology
    • Computational evolutionary biology
    • Computational neuroscience
    • Computational pharmacology
    • Genomics
    • Other
  • Embedded Systems
    • Internet of things
    • Networking & Data Communications
    • Signal Processing
    • Other
  • Robotics & Intelligent Machines
    • Biomechanics
    • Cognitive systems
    • Control theory
    • Machine learning
    • Robot kinematics
    • Other
  • Systems Software
    • Algorithms
    • Cybersecurity
    • Databases
    • Human/machine interface
    • Languages and operating systems
    • Mobile Apps
    • Online Learning
    • Other

ENGINEERING: Electrical & Mechanical

  • Aerospace Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering

ENGINEERING: Materials & Bioengineering

  • Agricultural Engineering/Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Science/Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

Energy & Transportation

  • Energy-Chemical
    • Alternative fuels
    • Computational energy science
    • Fossil fuel energy
    • Fuel cells and battery development
    • Microbial fuel cells
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Solar materials
    • Other
  • Energy-Physical
    • Hydro power
    • Nuclear power
    • Solar
    • Sustainable design
    • Thermal power
    • Wind
    • Other

Environmental Management

  • Bioremedation
  • Land remediation
  • Pollution Control
  • Recycling & Waste Management
  • Water Resource Management
  • Other

Environmental Sciences

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Climate Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Effects on Ecosystems
  • Geosciences
  • Water Science
  • Other

Mathematical Sciences

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Combinatorics, graph theory, and game theory
  • Geometry and topology
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Other

Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Biomedical and Health Sciences
    • Cell, organ, and system physiology
    • Genetics and molecular biology of disease
    • Immunology
    • Nutrition and natural products
    • Pathophysiology
    • Other
  • Epidemiology
  • Translational Medical Science
    • Disease detections & diagnosis
    • Disease prevention
    • Disease treatment and therapies
    • Drug identification and testing
    • Pre-clinical studies
    • Other

Microbiology (NO Projects covering this material are permitted in the elementary and middle school levels, grades 4-8)

  • Antimicrobials and antibiotics
  • Applied microbiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Virology
  • Other

Physics and Astronomy

  • Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
  • Astronomy and cosmology
  • Biological physics
  • Computational physics & astronomy
  • Condensed matter and materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Magnetics, electromagnets, and plasmas
  • Mechanics
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Planetary Sciences
  • Optics, lasers, and masers
  • Quantum computation
  • Theoretical physics
  • Other

Plant Sciences

  • Agriculture & agronomy
  • Ecology
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Growth and development
  • Pathology
  • Plant physiology
  • Systematics and evolution
  • Other

Registration is live!

Registration is now live through our new STEM Wizard site! The registration fee is $25 per student (not project). Click on the “Register” button and then select your level.

Click on the following link and create an account by clicking ‘Registration’ in the upper right side of the page.  : https://sefnk.stemwizard.com/

We’ll have a link to Paypal for your payment soon. You can also pay by check. If you need an invoice for payment, please contact the fair Director, Garrett Scala.

All ISEF forms are due February 10, 2017 plus a link to the forms.

ISEF forms are due to the Director, Garrett Scala, by February 10, 2017.

The link to the rules and forms is here: https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef-forms. Common forms-mistakes deal with dates and signatures. Make sure that you have the project checked and forms signed before starting work.

Rules Wizard for ISEF forms

The Society for Science and the Public has created a website to make it easier for you to determine the forms needed for ISEF science fairs, including SEFNK. You should always check the specific rules and ask questions, if necessary, to make sure that you have the appropriate forms to participate in the science fair at NKU.

The link for the wizard is: https://apps2.societyforscience.org/wizard/.