Science Salon is a forum for professional scientists in Minnesota to stay current on groundbreaking research and emerging technologies, engage in cross-disciplinary social interactions and networking, and participate in philanthropic activities. The meeting format varies and includes speakers, networking, science cafe, science quiz bowl and other activities.
The Annual Meeting & Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium provides the opportunity for individuals involved in science to meet their colleagues in colleges, industry, and government and to hear or present the results of research with a regional emphasis. The event also allows a forum for undergraduate students to present their research to a broad audience. The meeting location is rotated throughout the state of Minnesota.
Since 1938, MSSEF has been the pinnacle of project-based STEM education in Minnesota -- showcasing the state's best and brightest (grades 6-12) in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. It is the culmination of Regional Science Fairs throughout the state. Middle school students participate with a project, a research paper or both; high school students participate with a project.
High school students wishing to present a research paper compete in JSHS.
Students also are able to submit their research for the Minnesota Academy of Science STEM Communicator Awards. 2016 winners are here.
Students compete in teams to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Teams go head-to-head in a one-day competition and ring in to answer questions, like the TV show Jeopardy. Each team plays multiple games in a round-robin tournament with the chance to advance to a double-elimination championship. One winning team from each Science Bowl qualifies to represent the region at the National Science Bowl, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., all expenses paid.