Research Challenge Categories

The Central NM Research Challenge is not obligated to use exactly the same categories as ISEF, though every effort is made to offer as many as possible. If a category has fewer than 3 projects registered after category placements are finalized, the category will NOT be included in the Research Challenge and any projects registered in the canceled category will be moved to the most appropriate next choice category for competition.

Participants who qualify for the NM State and/or ISEF competitions are free to change their category choice during the registration process for those competitions.

ANIMAL SCIENCES
BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
BIOCHEMISTRY (Senior Division Only)
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
COMPUTER SCIENCE
EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION
ENGINEERING
MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCES
MICROBIOLOGY
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
PLANT SCIENCES
ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Populations Genetics
  • Systematics
  • Other
BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • Clinical & Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Physiology
  • Other
BIOCHEMISTRY (Senior Division Only)
  • General Biochemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Other
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Other
CHEMISTRY
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Other
COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • Algorithms, Data Bases
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Networking and Communications
  • Computational Science, Computer Graphics
  • Computer System, Operating System
  • Software Engineering, Programming Languages
  • Other
ENGINEERING: Electrical & Mechanical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, Controls
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Robotics
  • Thermodynamics, Solar
  • Other
ENGINEERING: Materials & Bioengineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering, Processing
  • Material Science
  • Other
ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION
  • Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerodynamics
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Fossil Fuel Energy
  • Vehicle Development
  • Renewable Energies
  • Other
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
  • Air Pollution and Air Quality
  • Bioremediation
  • Climatology, Weather
  • Ecosystems Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Land Resource Management, Forestry
  • Mineralogy
  • Paleontology
  • Planetary Science
  • Recycling, Waste Management
  • Soil Contamination and Soil Quality
  • Tectonics
  • Water Pollution and Water Quality
  • Other
MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Other
MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology of Diseases
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Other
MICROBIOLOGY
  • Antibiotics
  • Antimicrobials
  • Bacteriology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Virology
  • Other
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
  • Astronomy
  • Atoms, Molecules, Solids
  • Biological Physics
  • Instrumentation and Electronics
  • Magnetics and Electromagnetics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Optics, Lasers, Masers
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Theoretical or Computational Astronomy
  • Other
PLANT SCIENCES
  • Agriculture/Agronomy
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Photosynthesis
  • Plant Physiology (Molecular, Cellular, Organismal)
  • Plant Systematics, Evolution
  • Other