Gresham Barlow Science Expo going virtual

There will not be an in person fair at Gresham High School on Friday March 13th. Participating teachers and judges have been sent an email on how the virtual fair will work. Students who did not receive an email should enter an email in online registration.

NWSE going virtual

With Gov. Brown banning gatherings for the next several weeks, the Northwest Science Expo will be going virtual. The process is still being determined and will have different time lines for middle and high school. Emails to participants will be going out today.

Southwest Washington Science and Engineering Fair seeking judges

You are invited to judge at the 2020 SWW Science and Engineering Fair. The fair is on Friday March 6 at Washington State University Vancouver (14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave, Vancouver 98686) from 7:45 until about 1. (There’s an option to stay for finalist judging that concludes about 2:15.) Judge registration is online at: Mouse-over the Registration menu in the upper right of the page and select Judge.

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

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.

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