The Northwest Science Expo System

2019 Team Oregon


Team Oregon 2019 Fun Facts

  • Team Oregon included 33 students presenting 27 projects at Intel ISEF. They were selected from the 1314 students who participated system-wide.
  • Team Oregon won 11 Grand Awards and 18 Special Awards. 
  • Sixteen out of 27, or 59% of Team OR projects received Special Awards or Grand Awards. 
  • Team OR brought home an accumulated prize total of $252,950.
  • Students from nine different Oregon schools were winners. 


The Northwest Science Exposition System (NWSES) is a consortium of student science, math, and engineering project competitions formed in the summer of 2003. NWSES is the source of Team Oregon, the students chosen to represent Oregon at the Intel International Science and Egnineering Fair each year. The system is comprised of 7 regional fairs and the state fair, the Intel Northwest Science Expo. NWSES is affiliated with the Intel ISEF, the world's largest international pre-college science competition, which is a program of the Society for Science and the Public. The Center for Science Education at Portland State University administers the NWSES by providing leadership and support.

Students compete in 15 categories encompassing all the scientific disciplines, engineering, computer science and mathematics. Participation comes from all parts of Oregon.

Team Oregon is comprised of the top winners from the
regional fairs and state fair that compete at Intel ISEF each year.

Our Mission

The mission of the NWSES is to develop scientific talent and promote science literacy in Oregon students by providing a structure and a venue for presenting high quality student research. The NWSES encourages students to learn science, engineering and math by engaging in the activities that characterize these endeavors.

Encouraging girls, economically disadvantaged youth, and underrepresented minorities in the careers of science, technology, engineering or math is important to NWSES. In 2018, of the 1558 total high school and middle school students system wide reporting gender, 54% were female and 46% were male.

We have consistent participation from schools with high percentages of students on free and reduced lunch programs. Goals of the NWSES are to increase access to ISEF-affiliated fairs statewide and to provide support for teachers and students in their research activities, through both financial contributions and mentorship programs.

Sponsors are needed to support Team Oregon, the participants and alternates who qualify to attend the Intel ISEF each year. For each member of Team Oregon we provide travel and lodging, meal allowances, project display boards, a Team Oregon dinner during Intel ISEF week, and the "Go for the Au" t-shirts that all Team Oregon members receive.

For information on NWSES, contact: 
Stephanie Jones 
Intel NWSE Fair Director
503 703-3590

2010-2011 NWSES Final Report1.04 MB
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2016-2017 NWSES Final Report600.08 KB
2017-2018 NWSES Final Report578.54 KB
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