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Category Descriptions

Animal SciencesDevelopment, ecology, animal husbandry, pathology, physiology, populations genetics and/or systematics.
Behavioral and Social SciencesClinical and developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, physiological psychology and/or sociology.
BiochemistryGeneral biochemistry, metabolism and/or structural biochemistry.
Cellular and Molecular BiologyCellular biology, cellular and molecular genetics, immunology and/or molecular biology.
ChemistryAnalytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and/or general chemistry.
Computer ScienceAlgorithms, data bases, artificial intelligence, networking and communications, computational science, computer graphics, software engineering, programming languages, computer system and/or operating system.
Earth and Planetary ScienceClimatology, weather, geochemistry, mineralogy, paleontology, geophysics, planetary science and/or tectonics.
Energy and  TransportationAerospace and aeronautical engineering, aerodynamics, alternative fuels, fossil fuel energy, vehicle development and/or renewable energies.
EngineeringMaterials and bioengineering: bioengineering, civil, construction, chemical and/or industrial engineering, as well as processing and/or material science.

Electrical and mechanical: electrical, computer, and/or mechanical engineering, controls, robotics, thermodynamics and/or solar.
Environmental Science

Environmental sciences: air pollution and air quality, soil contamination and soil quality and/or water pollution and water quality.

Environmental management: bioremediation, ecosystems management, environmental engineering, land resource management, forestry, recycling and/or waste management.

MathematicsAlgebra, analysis, applied math, geometry and/or probability and statistics.
Medicine and Health SciencesDisease diagnosis and treatment, epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology of diseases, physiology and/or pathophysiology.
MicrobiologyAntibiotics, antimicrobials, bacteriology, microbial genetics and/or virology.
Physics and AstronomyAstronomy, atoms, molecules, solids, biological physics, instrumentation and electronics, magnets and electromagnets, nuclear and particle physics, optics, lasers, masers, theoretical physics and/or theoretical or computational astronomy.
Plant SciencesAgriculture, agronomy, development, ecology, genetics, photosynthesis, plant physiology (molecular, cellular, organismal), plant systematics and/or evolution.