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Thank you Volunteers for a Great Middle School Fair

Yesterday was a very successful middle school fair. Thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible. Especially the PSU Viking Football players and Peter Stott Staff who set-up and took down all those tables in under an hour, all the Judges who interviewed the students, my Key Volunteers who took care of the volunteers, judges, food, registration and data entry.  And all the other people who helped throughout the day with jobs big and small.

Thank you also to all the fair sponsors and the donations from Dave`s Killer Bread, New Seasons, and Aloha Costco that made the judge breakfast possible. 

Middle School Set-up

The street address for the Middle School Intel Northwest Science Expo is 930 SW Hall, Portland OR 97201. We will have a few loading zone passes available in front of the main doors, then we ask that you move your car to street parking or use one of the PSU parking garages. Friday for those visiting the fair, Parking structure 3 at Market between 12th and 13th has the most metered spots available.  Set-up will happen both Thursday from 5-8pm and Friday from 7-8am. The student does not need to be present, but the poster, forms and any additional things do. Expensive items should not be left in the gym overnight. Please read the Display Regulations before bringing additional items.

Middle School needs more Judges

Please spread the word the Intel NWSE Middle School fair needs judges for Physics: Mechanical, Energy & Transportation, Engineering, and Consumer Product Testing. The fair is March 22nd and the time commitment for judges is 7:45am-1:30pm. Undergraduates and advanced high school students are welcome as judges. Register online at

Intel NWSE fair day information

Here are some quick links to Schedules, display regulations, and a PSU Campus map. For directions to Portland State University the campus map has links for mass transit and driving. Parking Structure 3 has the most metered spots available for visitors.

February 20th Deadline for CWOSE, GBSE, and PPSSE

This Wednesday is the online registration and paperwork deadline for three regional fairs. The mailing address for all fairs is NWSES; 18624 NW Walker Rd; Beaverton OR 97006.

Updated Judging Criteria from Intel ISEF

Please review the new Intel ISEF Judging Guidelines they will be used by most NWSES fairs this year. The older criteria is listed for middle school use.

Great getting started guide to Science Fair Projects

The Jet Propulsion Labratory has created a series of videos on how to do a science fair project, including how to get a research idea.

Oregon Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

The 2013 Oregon Junior Science & Humanities Symposium will be held with the support of the University of Oregon on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Oregon Episcopal School. 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 8, 2013.

High School Natural Science Inquiry 4 credit course

In conjunction with Portland State University's Center for Science Education and the Intel STEM Center we will be offering a 4 credit course for high school Juniors and Seniors for completing a research project and paper. Please carefully read the following attachments. These credits are offered at a discounted $226 plus a $25 registration fee. The deadline for pre-registering for the class is November 28th.

Gresham Barlow Science Expo Date Change

The fair will be Saturday March 2, 2013. The Gresham Barlow Science Expo is the at-large fair for Oregon.

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