About The State Science & Engineering Fair


2016 Grand Awards

2016 Special Awards Winners

Snapshot of Student Presentations


The State Science & Engineering Fair’s mission is to foster students to become informed citizens who are well versed in the methods and ideas of science and to inspire Minnesota students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) is an annual competition that showcases Minnesota’s best and brightest students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Since 1938, MSSEF has been the pinnacle of project-based STEM education in Minnesota.


More than just a competition, MSSEF introduces students to new ideas, inspires them to research topics of personal interest, and encourages them to network with professional scientists and their peers. Many former students who participated in MSSEF now hold advanced degrees and are pursuing successful careers in STEM fields.

By presenting students with the opportunity to compete at MSSEF, the Minnesota Academy of Science seeks to foster student interest in STEM fields and encourage excellence in science, technology, engineering and math.


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