MN State Science and Engineering Going Virtual

MN State Science and Engineering Going Virtual

In light of COVID-19, the MN State Science & Engineering Fair will be moving to a virtual platform from March 26-28, 2020. The fair was initially scheduled to take place at BSM. Read further details on individual events below. 

Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (previously scheduled to be held at BSM on March 26, 2020) - This competition will be held virtually. Participants, volunteers, and adult registrants will receive details and instructions from MAS. This event is centered around a regional research paper competition, in which 80 top high school students from Minnesota and the Dakotas will present their original STEM research in oral presentations. The top students win scholarships and trips to represent MN at the national level. The community is welcome to tune in.

State Science & Engineering Fair (previously scheduled to be held at BSM on March 26-28, 2020) - This competition will be held virtually. Participants, volunteers, and adult registrants will receive details and instructions from MAS.

Open House Showcase for Science Fair Supporters (previously scheduled to be held at BSM on March 26, 2020) - This event is cancelled. Registrants will receive notification through Eventbrite.

Trivia Night Fundraiser & Silent Auction to Support Science Fair (previously scheduled for March 27, 2020) - These fundraisers are being rescheduled. Ticket holders and donors will receive notification and further information through Eventbrite or from the event coordinators.

General information on the State Science and Engineering Fair:

Each year, more than 500 of Minnesota's best and brightest middle and high school students qualify for the State Science & Engineering Fair out of more than 3,000 students competing at eight regional fairs. 

The State Science and Engineering Fair offers participating students a unique opportunity to showcase their original science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research; interact with up to 400 STEM professionals serving as judges; network with like-minded peers; and learn about STEM opportunities. Competing students qualify for more than 100 sponsored awards and prizes totalling nearly $20,000 in value. Several top students win a trip to represent Minnesota at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

For more information about the State Science and Engineering Fair, visit the Minnesota Academy of Science’s website.