Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Oregon, USA
Back in high school we had a year long research paper to finish with that had to use a technical advisor, and incorporate an international element. I ended up doing a paper on the physiological differences between warmbloods and thoroughbreds and how those difference influence performance at different levels of three day eventing. It got great reviews.
Perhaps something along those lines with whatever sport you fancy? It has plenty of science to back it up (VO2 max rates, muscle differences, conformation tendancies and faults leading to particular lamenesses) and lots of personal choice to debate about without being a moral issue.