WGRSEF projects must be entered in one of the 22 categories[BROKEN LINK]. Category selection is final; no changes will be made after registration. 

When selecting a category, consider the following:

  • Who will be the most qualified to judge my project?
  • What area of expertise is the most important for the judge to have? (for example, a medical background or an engineering background?)
  • What is the emphasis of my project?
  • What characteristic of my project is the most innovative, unique or important? (For example, is it the application in medicine or the engineering of the machine? Is it inserting the proper gene or the method of computer mapping to demonstrate the results?)
  • Life Sciences Categories:

    ANIMAL SCIENCES

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

    BIOCHEMISTRY

    • Analytical Biochemistry, General Biochemistry, Medical Biochemistry, Structural Biochemistry

    CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

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

    MICROBIOLOGY

    • Antimicrobials & Antibiotics, Applied Microbiology, Bacteriology, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Virology

    PLANT SCIENCES

    • Agriculture & Agronomy, Ecology, Genetics/Breeding, Growth & Development, Pathology, Plant Physiology, Systematics & Evolution
  • Medicine & Health Categories:

    BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES

    • Clinical & Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, Sociology & Social Psychology

    BIOMEDICAL & HEALTH SCIENCES

    • Cell, Organ, & Systems Physiology, Genetics & Molecular Biology of Disease, Immunology, Nutrition & Natural Products, Pathophysiology

    BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

    • Biomaterials & Regenerative Medicine, Biomechanics, Biomedical Devices, Biomedical Imaging, Cell & Tissue Engineering, Synthetic Biology

    COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY & BIOINFORMATICS

    • Computational Biomodeling, Computational Epidemiology, Computational Evolutionary Biology, Computational Neuroscience, Computational Pharmacology, Genomics

    TRANSLATIONAL MEDICAL SCIENCE

    • Disease Detection & Diagnosis, Disease Prevention, Disease Treatment & Therapies, Drug Identification & Testing, Pre-Clinical Studies
  • Earth, Energy, & Environment Categories:

    EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

    • Atmospheric Science, Climate Science, Environmental Effects on Ecosystems, Geosciences, Water Science

    ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

    • Bioremediation, Land Reclamation, Pollution Control, Recycling & Waste Management, Water Resources Management

    ENERGY: CHEMICAL

    • Alternative Fuels, Computational Energy Science, Fossil Fuel Energy, Fuel Cells & Battery Development, Microbial Fuel Cells, Solar Materials

    ENERGY: PHYSICAL

    • Hydro Power, Nuclear Power, Solar, Sustainable Design, Thermal Power, Wind
  • Math, Computing, & Engineering Categories:

    EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

    • Circuits, Internet of Things, Microcontrollers, Networking & Data Communications, Optics, Sensors, Signal Processing

    ENGINEERING MECHANICS

    • Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Control Theory, Ground Vehicle Systems, Industrial Engineering-Processing, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Systems

    MATHEMATICS

    • Analysis, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Game Theory, Geometry & Topology, Number Theory, Probability & Statistics

    ROBOTICS & INTELLIGENT MACHINES

    • Biomechanics, Cognitive Systems, Control Theory, Machine Learning, Robot Kinematics

    SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

    • Algorithms, Cybersecurity, Databases, Human/Machine Interface, Languages & Operating Systems, Mobile Apps, Online Learning
  • Physical Science Categories:

    CHEMISTRY

    • Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

    MATERIALS SCIENCE

    • Biomaterials, Ceramic & Glasses, Composite Materials, Computation & Theory, Electronic, Optical & Magnetic Materials, Nanomaterials, Polymers

    PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

    • Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology, Biological Physics, Condensed Matter & Materials, Mechanics, Nuclear & Particle Physics, Theoretical, Computational, Quantum Physics