Aardvark Science Expo

The Aardvark Science Exposition is also known as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair OES-Affiliated Science Research Competition. It is a science, engineering, computer science, and math research competition for OES students in ninth to twelfth grades. Students with their research poster boards are interviewed by professional judges and celebrated at an evening awards ceremony.


  • Students learn by doing science.
  • Students see the excellent work of other students.
  • Students apply state learning standards.
  • Students have opportunity to interact with professionals in their field.
  • Students learn how to present and defend their work.
  • Helps with college admissions.
  • Category Awards -- multiple awards in each category and division.
  • ISEF Finalists -- The top three projects, individual or team, are sent to Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Judging of Projects

Category Judges for the High School Division should have an MA, MS, or a PhD (preferred) in that category or in a closely related field. Judges cannot be related to a current US or MS student. Official judge registration.


  • Bevin Daglen
    OES Fair Co-Director
    6300 SW Nicol Rd.
    Portland OR 97223
  • Tanja Horvat 
    OES Fair Co-Director
    6300 SW Nicol Rd.
    Portland OR 97223
  • Contact:
    503-246-7771 ext.221
    Fax: 503-293-1105
  • Science Research is offered as an Activity Period program and provides time for individual research and preparation of projects to be entered in the Aardvark Science Exposition and other competitions.

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