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Winchell Symposium

The 85th Annual Meeting & 31st Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium was held Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the University of St.Thomas.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christy L. Haynes, Chemistry Professor at the University of Minnesota

See the projects presented here.

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. 


Science Salon

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. 

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February 27. 2018: Dr. Michael C. McAlpine,  U of M's Department of Mechanical Engineering

October 24, 2017: Dr. Jim Collins, U of M's Veterinary DIagnostic Laboratory.

February 15, 2017: Dr. Anu Ramaswami on reinventing city infrastructure.

 October 18, 2016: EcoLab speakers on food safety and tour of Eagan facility. 

 September 22, 2016Dr. Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota Bee Lab

 March 2016: Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota




Science Fair/JSHS

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. 

Science Bowl

2018 Dates

24th High School Science Bowl, Macalester College, January 20, 2018. 

11th Middle School Science Bowl, St. Thomas, February 3, 2018. 

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.