About The State Science & Engineering Fair:

Middle School Papers: Grades 6-8 

Projects: Grades 6-12 

2016 Dates: April 3-4-5  SUN/MON/TUES

Doubletree Hotel 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439

 

The 79th Annual MN Academy of Science State Science & Engneering Fair is happening in 2016!

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.

MSSEF is the culmination of Regional Science Fairs that occur throughout the state. From approximately 2,500 Regional participants, 500 students in grades 6-12 are selected to advance and present their research at MSSEF. Students compete for awards totaling $25,000 sponsored by 40 government agencies, corporations, and professional scientific societies.

Five top high school projects are selected to advance to International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), an all expense-paid trip, where students will be competing against over 1600 other high school students from over 70 countries and territories around the world. 2016 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair will be held Sunday, May 8, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

Competition Details

  • LAPTOPS WITH MICROSOFT POWER POINT AND EXCEL ARE PROVIDED IN EACH OF THE (7) PAPER ROOMS IN 2016.  APPLE SOFTWARE IS NOT BEING USED.
  • INTERNET SERVICE IS NOT PROVIDED. THEREFORE, POWER POINT SLIDES MUST CONTAIN ALL OF THE INFORMATION FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.   REVIEW SCHEDULE TO ARRIVE EARLY TO TEST THE EQUIPMENT.
  • If your project requires electricity, indicate that on the registration form. Note this is an extra $15 fee.

Photography notice

Please be aware that by participating in a Minnesota Academy of Science sponsored event, you are automatically authorizing the Minnesota Academy of Science and its staff, agents, assignees, and affiliates to use, reproduce, and/or publish photographs and/or videos that include your image, likeness, or voice without compensation.

This material will become the property of the Minnesota Academy of Science and may be used online and in various print publications. This material will only be used for lawful purposes, including publicizing the Minnesota Academy of Science and its programs.

If you have any questions about photography at the event, please contact lise@mnmas.org

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Seagate Technology   Ecolab

      

TE Connectivity   Pentair FoundationGeneral Mills Foundation

 

3M    UTC Aerospace Systems    Boston Scientific    Hardenbergh Foundation

 

     Barr Engineering               Broadcom Corporation          Subaru of America

 

    St. Mary's University of Minnesota       Tennant Foundation     Beckman Coulter Foundation     Insurance Center of Buffalo