Research Categories

The categories a student can apply research to are as follows:


The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Examples of which are as follows:

  • Quantitative (Data) Science: Pertaining to quantitative analysis and modeling of data in a way that helps explain or predict some phenomenon.

  • Social/ Behavioral Science: Analysis of behavior of an individual or group of individuals and the effects these interactions have.

  • Computer Science: the science that deals with the theory and methods of processing information in digital computers, the design of computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers.

  • Life Sciences: The sciences concerned with understanding living organisms

  • Physical Sciences: any of the natural sciences (such as physics, chemistry, and astronomy) that deal primarily with nonliving materials

  • Market Science: The study of economics and how different factors may contribute to changing economic climates.



Machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge, this can be applied to various categories such as those listed below:

  • Medical

  • Industrial/ Manufacturing

  • Computer

  • Everyday

  • Transportation

  • Agricultural



The application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. Examples of which are as follows:

  • Chemical

  • Mechanical

  • Civil

  • Systems

  • Computer

  • Electrical

  • Aerospace



The abstract science of number, quantity, and space. Examples of which are as follows:

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Computational Modeling

  • Theoretical Mathematics