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

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