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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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