Google Science Fair Returns

In January 2012, Google will launch the second annual Google Science Fair. The Google Science Fair is an international competition which encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to be curious, ask questions, and perform science experiments to answer those questions. In partnership with CERN, National Geographic, LEGO and Scientific American, Google invites these students to post their science projects online so that they may compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Interested students and teachers should visit http://www.google.com/sciencefair to register to be notified when the competition opens. 

Last year a young lady from Oregon won and got to meet President Obama.

End of year donations

The Northwest Science Expo System would love to receive your end of year donation. You can mail a check or donate online through the PSU Foundation. Just put NWSES in the comment.  System donations are used to help with travel expenses for Team OR.

Judge Registration is Open

Judge registration is open for all Northwest Science Expo System fairs. Science fairs include the Intel Northwest Science Expo March 23rd and all its qualifying regional fairs. Just follow the frog in the upper right to register.

Summer Internship Opportunities-for next year's project

Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering Program

The next Information Session in Hillsboro is NEXT Tuesday, November 8th from 7-8pm in the media center at Glencoe High School.

The  ASE Preliminary Application is OPEN!  For 22 years, Saturday Academy's Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) program has matched over 3,000 high-achieving 9-11th grade students with scientists and engineers for 8-week summer internships in a professional scientific or engineering environment. 

Judge Registration will open November 1st.

Online judge registration will open November 1st. Adult Sponsor and project registration is currently open.

Fund raiser Tonight

Tonight's event is in the Smith Memorial Student Union on the first floor. SMSU is where the high school exhibits are located on Broadway and Harrison.
I hope to see you there.

It's Science Fair Season! And we're fund-raising!

Judy Dutton - Science Fair SeasonJoin us on Thursday, October 20th, for an Intel Northwest Science Expo fund-raising event. Author Judy Dutton will share anecdotes from her book Science Fair Season: Twelve kids, a robot named Scorch... and what it takes to win. Author Q&A and book signings will follow. We'll have light refreshments and some amazing silent auction items (including a Team Oregon t-shirt signed by all of the 2011 participants). Please support the Intel NWSE!  

Register for It's Science Fair Season in Portland, OR  on Eventbrite

General Admission tickets are $40 (and a special science fair alumni discount is available for previous science fair participants.) 

Three Oregon Projects Chosen as Broadcom MASTERS Finalists

Oregon students won three of the 30 finalists spots in the national Broadcom MASTERS competition. 

Congratulations to:

Ding, Valerie (14)
FP-LMTO PLW Calculations of Electronic Band Structure for LED Materials: GaP, ZnSe, and BN
Summa North at Meadow Park Middle School - Beaverton, OR

Jain, Anirudh (13)
Creating an inexpensive, Reusable and Portable Water Filtration Device using Silver Nanoparticles
Summa North at Meadow Park Middle School - Beaverton, OR

Tovinkere, Mahita (12)
Earthquake Magnitudes Varying as a Function of Distance from the Epicenter - Simulation using Sound Waves
Stoller Middle School - Portland, OR

2012 NWSES Registration is Open

Welcome back everyone! Click on the frog in the upper right corner to get started.

Next year the Intel Northwest Science Expo will be Friday, March 23rd. This is the day before Spring Break for most Oregon educational institutions. Set-up for middle school projects will be Thursday, March 22nd. We know the timing may limit the ability of some students to participate. Please make sure that students are able to attend before adding them online. Registration will close February 22nd. Tentative dates for Regional Fairs have been updated, though individual fair pages may not be current.

Oregon Students Return Triumphant From International Science and Engineering Fair

Of the 25 projects selected to represent Oregon at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair this year, 14 projects presented by 17 students and representing 10 different Oregon schools, won a cumulative total of $56,400 in prize and scholarship money and three trips.
Merlo Station High School students Demitri Hopkins, 18, Forrest Betton, 18 and Eric Thomas, 18, won Best in Category with their Electrical and Mechanical Engineering project titled "Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Using an Electrostatic Focusing Lens". The boys received previous media attention when they were selected to present their project featuring an original fusion reactor design to President Barack Obama in February when he visited the Intel Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro. The boys' school along with the fair at which they qualified to attend Intel ISEF, the Intel Northwest Science Expo, will each receive a $1000 grant as part of the award, in addition to the $8000 in prize money the boys will split.

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