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Intel Celebrates Team Oregon With Special Event

A message from NWSES Executive Director Linda Mantel:

Team Oregon Members with Representative David WuDate: August 17, 2010
Time: 12 noon
Place: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Who was there?
   Team Oregon students!! Spencer, Kevin, Marcus, Alex, Priyam, Laurie, Akash, Avilash, Matt, Kalia, Nathaniel, Ann, Annelise, Amy, Jing, Andrei, Hari, Matthew...
   Our hosts, Intel! Morgan Anderson, Bill McCarthy
   Keynote speaker, Congressman David Wu!
   Parents and Teachers!
   City and state politicos, educational leaders!
   NWSES Fair Directors and supporters!
And what was this about?

The People Agree... Oregon Rocks!

Matt and AkashVoting is closed and the People's Choice award winner at Intel ISEF is our own Team Oregon project "The Classification and Recognition of Emotions in Prerecorded Speech" by Akash Krishnan and Matthew Fernandez of Oregon Episcopal High School.

Read more about it at Intel's Inspired By Education blog.

Also read what the People's Choice winners had to say about being chosen.

Congratulations Matt and Akash!

2011 Intel Northwest Science Expo will be April 1, 2011.

We also have 2 important changes for middle school. The per school project limit is now 18 instead of 20. Also Chemistry and Earth has been split into two categories.

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Intel NWSE 2010 Award Winners

Congratulations to the best of fair winners in middle and high school:

  • Peter Graham, 13, in grade 7 from Summa Academy South won Best of Fair in the middle school division with a project titled, "Plasmon Absorption Of Silver Nanoparticles".
  • Meghana Rao, 14, in grade 8 from Summa Academy South won Best of Fair in the middle school division with a project titled, "Working Towards Microalgal Biofuel: A Study on the Effect of Methods of Lysis of Scenedesmus Dimorphus on Lipid Yield Extacted".
  • Avilash Cramer, 16, in grade 12 from West Linn High School won Best of Fair in the high school division with a project titled, "Design, Fabrication, and Evaluation of a Deployable In Situ Nitrate Sensor for Real-Time Analysis of Sediments".
  • Ann Bernert, 17, in grade 11 from West Linn High School won Best of Fair in the high school division with a project titled, "Optimizing Phragmidium violaceum in vitro inoculations for advancing Rubus armeniacus biological control research (Year III)".

Congratulations, as well, to the Intel ISEF finalists:

Thank you Everyone for a Great Science Expo

We will post results in the next couple of days.

Schedules for Intel NWSE

It's almost fair day! Here are the schedules for middle and high school. Middle school events take place in the Peter Stott Center (930 SW Hall, Portland, Oregon 97201) main gym, high school events take place on the third floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union (1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201).

During exhibit set-up the forms for a project must be present for the project to pass display and safety. Forms are either the MS Super EZ and the project procedures OR the Intel ISEF forms which must include Forms 1, 1A, 1B and Research Plan. Other forms are needed for certain types of projects. It is the responsibility of the adult sponsors to make sure parents have copies of all necessary forms if the parents will be setting up the display.

To see what a display and safety check involves see our training video. Here is a direct link to the Display regulations for NWSES fairs

More Judges needed for Intel NWSE

We need more middle school judges in all categories, you do not need a degree to judge middle school. There are also a few high school categories still needing judges. Please spread the word.

Final Three Regionals This Week

The CREST Jane Goodall Science Symposium for the West Linn and Wilsonville school districts will be held this Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12 at West Linn High School. Links to schedules and directions can be found on the CREST page.

The Southwestern Oregon Regional Science Expo will be held in North Bend, Oregon, at The Lighthouse School, on Saturday, March 13. Schedules and fair director contact information can be found on the SORSE page.

The At-large Regional Fair this year is the Gresham Science Expo, held this Saturday, March 13 at Gresham High School. Schedules and links to maps and directions can be found at the GSE page.

Exhibit display regulations

Here is a direct link to the Display regulations for NWSES fairs.

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