First postmark deadline for Intel NWSE

Today is the deadline for the $5 registration fee for middle school projects directly entering Intel NWSE. Each Thursday the amount increases by $5 with the last day to mail March 2nd.
Required paperwork includes a signed MSEZ form for each student and a set of procedures for each project. Feel free to save paper and copy the procedures on the back of the MSEZ form.

High school projects have varying deadlines: GBSE, CWOSE and PPSSE are all due February 18th.

Google Global Science Fair 2011

The Google Global Science Fair 2011 is a Competition open to anyone who is a full-time student between the ages 13 – 18 enrolled in a private or public school. Home school submissions are also eligible.

Oregon Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

The 2011 Oregon Junior Science & Humanities Symposium will be held with the support of the University of Oregon on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. The Symposium is open to all Oregon Students in Grades 9-12 in public, private or home schools who have completed original research in the areas of science, engineering, computer sciences and mathematics.

Please see the attached letter and follow the link below for details and information on registration. Registration deadline is Friday, February 4, 2011.

Christopher Mader
OES Science Faculty


Saturday Academy's Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering program matches high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with scientists and engineers for 8-week summer internships in a professional scientific or engineering environment.  Most of the interns are awarded school credit for their work and an $1,000 stipend for the summer. 

Interns assist one or more professionals who serve as mentors and gain first-hand, pre-professional experience in the mentors' career field. Some interns work on a specific project that they can complete by summer's end, some interns contribute for eight weeks to an ongoing larger project, and some participate in multiple smaller projects and tasks that represent the range of work for that field of science or engineering.  We offer internships throughout Oregon, and support internships through a network of teacher monitors and ASE staff around the state.   

IEEE Symposium

IEEE IMS/CSS   Oregon Virtual World Symposium, Call for abstracts!

The IEEE OREGON SECTION chapters of the IMS and CSS are sponsoring a symposium on Friday 4pm to 11pm, 11 March 2011 on the topic of Virtual Social Environments etc.  as described at:

Become a Category Sponsor

We are seeking sponsors for $50 first place category awards at the Intel Northwest Science Expo. Please look at the Category Sponsors List for available categories. Individuals, Organizations or Businesses can be Category Sponsors. 

Big Thanks to Volunteer Mentors

We would like to thank the volunteer mentors who are now working for increased access to PPSSE for our students.

They are;

Sandy Shulmire-Cleveland

Matt Stewart-Grant

Barbara Bagg-MLC

Amy Henry-Jefferson and Marshall

Joshua Zeller-Franklin

Tristan Wagner-Wilson

Alan Ames-Lincoln

Tim Kniser-Benson

Renee Pike-Roosevelt

Karen Tonsfeldt will mentor projects in psychology, neurology or zoology.  She will be available after December 8.

Please contact me if you are a student at any of these schools and would like to get in touch with your mentor for help with paperwork, topic selection, etc.

If you are interested in the Natural Science Inquiry online course through PSU the deadline to register is fast approaching. (November 15th)

Adult sponsors and students please register as soon as possible.


Nancy Lapotin

503.916.5404 x71028


Team OR Member Laurie Rumker Participates in White House Science Fair

The latest newsletter from Society for Science and the Public, the organization that oversees the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair each year, highlights Team Oregon member Laurie Rumker's participation in the first ever science fair held at the White House.

Read all about it.

Laurie is a student at Oregon Episcopal School, and progressed to Intel ISEF in 2009 and 2010 through the Aardvark Science Expo. This past May she won First in the Environmental Science category at Intel ISEF, in addition to a scholarship from the Office of Naval Research, a scholarship to the Florida Institute of Technology and a scholarship to the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Earn College Credit for Your Science Research

Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to earn 4 college credits from Portland State University for meeting specific benchmarks with their research projects. The instructor of this HS Natural Science Inquiry course is Kate Norton.  Look at the accompanying documents for more information.

Regional fair changes: HDSE, SORSE and ASE

Welcome High Desert Science Expo
We welcome a new fair to the Northwest Science Expo System this year: the High Desert Science Expo to be held in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The new fair will serve high school students from the entire eastern half of the state, concentrating in Deschutes and surrounding counties. The new fair director for HDSE is Tom Stueve.

Tom holds a MS in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from OHSU. Currently teaching at Trinity Lutheran High School, he has been teaching science for 15 years, 11 of those years spent in Portland area high schools. Tom created the Senior Level Course Research in Medicine for the biotechnology magnet program at Jefferson High School. He also teaches laboratory methods using PCR, DNA electrophorisis, and protein purification.

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