State Science & Engineering Fair

An Excellence Program In Our Access to Excellence Continuum

See List of 2019 State Science Fair Award Winners!


What is the State Science and Engineering Fair?

In cooperation with other scientific organizations around the state, MAS began sponsoring eight Regional Science Fairs and the Junior Academy State Science Fair in 1950. Minnesota's Science Fair program has since continued to expand. Today, the State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) serves as the pinnacle of our statewide continuum of K-12 science education programming, providing an opportunity for middle and high school students to showcase their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research. Each year, more than 500 of Minnesota's best and brightest students qualify for SSEF out of 3,500 students competing at Regional Science Fairs. Through this annual, project-based competition, we aim to help students become informed citizens who are well versed in scientific research methods, and to inspire them to pursue STEM majors and STEM careers.

To get an idea of what Science Fair is like, check out this video slideshow of our 2017 event:  Faces of SSEF.


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