Category Awards

The Southwestern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair is associated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  We adhere to the project categories designated by their guidelines.  First, Second, and Third place awards will be given in each of the categories listed below.  Also a number of Special Awards will be earned by the students.

Life Sciences:

Behavioral & Social Sciences

Botany:  Plant Sciences

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Medicine & Health Sciences


Zoology:  Animal Sciences

Physical Sciences:


Computer Science

Earth Science

Energy & Transportation


Environmental Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Physics & Astronomy

Note:  The International Science and Engineering Fair does not recognize “teams” as a separate category.  In compliance with their policy, the SWNMRSEF will not have a separate “team” category.  Projects with more than one student (up to three) will compete in the categories with individuals.