Northwest Science Expo Dates

For 2020 the Northwest Science Expo will return to the Viking Pavilion at Portland State University. Both middle and high school will compete on Friday April 10, 2020. High school students must qualify for NWSE by placing in the top third at their regional fair.  

The Northwest Science Expo System

2019 Team Oregon

2019 Team Oregon

Team Oregon consists of the high school students selected as the top projects at regional and state fairs.

NWSES encompasses seven regional fairs and the Northwest Science Expo, which are affiliated with the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.  Eligible participants are 5th-12th grade students in Oregon.

February 13th postmark deadline for multiple fairs

BHSE, CWOSE, CRSE, GBSE, and PPSSE have registration deadlines this Thursday for projects to be registered online. In addition, for high school projects copies of Forms 1, 1A, 1B and a written Research Plan must be mailed to NWSE-(fair initials) PO Box 311, Banks OR 97106. The only exception to this is if permission was given to hand deliver forms to the fair director or at the SRC meeting.

Middle school projects from CWOSE should follow the directions on emailing forms to Stephanie.

What is the cost to enter NWSE with a Middle School Project?

IMPORTANT: The receiving of forms is what determines the fee. All projects must be online. Do not send a check first.

2020 Fee Schedule:
Projects emailed or postmarked by February 13 are $5.
Projects emailed or postmarked between February 14 and February 27 are $10.
Projects emailed or postmarked between February 28 and March 5 are $15.
Projects emailed or postmarked on or after March 6 are $20 per project.
The final deadline is March 12th. No projects will be accepted after that date. 

For a project to count as registered the correct forms for the project must be received. Required forms are either a signed MS Super EZ form and project procedures OR appropriate ISEF forms and procedures. Those emailing forms can wait until all projects have been sent before mailing a single check. Please inform Stephanie if an invoice is required.

Have you registered to Judge?

Please check your calendar and register for one or more of our Northwest Science Expo System Fairs. To judge middle school you only need general knowledge in the category selected and to be kind. 

2019-2020 International Optimist Club Essay Contest

The Optimist Essay Contest gives students a chance to express views and to win cash awards at a Club and District level. The Hillsboro/Beaverton Club program offers a first place ($500), second place ($300) and third place ($125) essay awards. The NW Optimist District offers $2500 for first place. You must win the Club first place award to be eligible to compete at District.

This year’s topic is Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the dreams you imagine?. The contest requires a 700-800 typed, properly-formatted essay. Our entrants must be Hillsboro or Beaverton district high school students under the age of 19. Students from other districts should look for their local Optimist Club.

Oregon Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Calling all science research students!

Oregon Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a competition that awards scholarships to students interested in STEM and is sponsored by the US Army, Navy, and Air Force. The competition is open to all High School students from the state of Oregon who are US Citizens. The first round of the competition is blind judging of student research summaries. All students who submit a research summary are invited to attend the regional event held at the Evergreen Aviation Museum where 12 semifinalists will compete for scholarships and a chance to attend the National Competition. To learn more about Oregon JSHS, visit https://sites.google.com/site/oregonjshs/.

Online Registration & Summary Submission Deadline - December 10, 2019

Oregon JSHS Event - February 7-8, 2020 at the Evergreen Aviation Museum

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has donated. We have raised $20,000. Our full sponsor list is growing and thanks also to the many who choose to remain anonymous. 
Judge registration has also opened, once our last fair confirms their date I will send a registration reminder to all.

Donation Link for NWSE

We have a new Donate Now link. This allows credit card donations through our fiscal sponsor the PSU Foundation.

End of an Era

The Northwest Science Expo is looking for a new title sponsor for the first time since 1999, when Intel took over sponsorship. As time is short in order to guarantee the 2020 science expo, we are also working to raise $30,000 from our many supporters in the next three months. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable through law through our fiscal sponsor the PSU Foundation. Please share this with your networks and contact Stephanie Jones with any questions.

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