The NSPC Health Science Competition has five categories for Teams to enter their projects in. These categories cover the breadth of the medical spectrum, and allow teams to compete against projects of similar composition. If you have any questions or are seeking clarification regarding any of these categories, please reach out to the Administrator.
Behavioral Sciences – Projects entered into this category delve into the sciences of human actions. Researchers here have performed studies in fields such as sociology, social and cultural anthropology and the behavioral aspects of biology, economics, political science and other fields of study.
Biology – Medicine/Health – Students who performed research in this category focused on the science of human health. Projects looked into how we are able to maintain and improve our understanding of the human body, and ways to increase the success of treating various ailments.
Biology – Microbiology/Genetics – Research in microbiology investigated ways that microscopic organisms such as viruses, bacteria and fungus influence and impact the human body. Studies in genetics looked into how inherited characteristics passed down through generations influence us today.
Health Related Biochemistry/Biophysics – Biochemistry research projects focused on how internal chemical processes affect our daily health and wellbeing. Biophysics research delves into how the physical science of movement and motion relate to our living bodies.
Bioengineering and Computational Biology – Teams who performed research in Bioengineering looked to apply principles of engineering in living organisms to improve their function and longevity. Computational Biology projects have focused on using biological data to develop models and algorithms to better understand organic systems and relationships.