Minnesota Academy of Science

A nonprofit organization

$13,485 raised by 70 donors

67% complete

$20,000 Goal

The Minnesota Academy of Science (MAS) is committed to engaging all Minnesotans with STEM learning opportunities through our educational programs, events and resources.

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

This year, our long-standing statewide programs face critical revenue shortfalls as some long-time sponsors end their support and program costs continue to rise. Thankfully, community appeals over the summer raised the funds needed to save our State Science Fair and Science Bowls and enable us to provide in-person STEM enrichment for another year. However, YOUR SUPPORT IS STILL NEEDED to meet remaining needs and put all our programs on a sustainable path forward, ensuring all MN youth can access a full range of STEM opportunities in the future.

Our STEM programs provide hands-on, engaging STEM learning experiences for thousands of Minnesota students each year. Our programs include:

  • Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair: Up to 500 middle and high school students advance to the State Science and Engineering Fair from Regional Fairs across the state, sharing their original research on topics they care about ranging from diseases to everyday challenges to environmental issues.
  • Minnesota Statewide Science Bowls: These fast-paced team Q & A competitions engage middle and high school students in all branches of science and math and build teamwork. Winning teams represent Minnesota at the National Science Bowl, all expenses paid!
  • Fostering Opportunities and Relationships in STEM Education (FORSE): This ground-breaking program works to close opportunity gaps and increase diversity in Minnesota STEM fields. FORSE brings scientists and students together for hands-on STEM learning experiences, supporting young people from diverse backgrounds as they envision futures in STEM. 
  • Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium: The Winchell Symposium prepares undergraduates to enter STEM fields by providing a forum for students to showcase their scientific research, receive comments from professional scientists and peers, and network with professionals in the fields they aspire to enter. 
  • Minnesota Junior Academy of Science: The Minnesota Junior Academy of Science is an honorary society and leadership group of high school and college students from Minnesota who have demonstrated excellence in scientific research.



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Minnesota Academy of Science

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970 Raymond Avenue Suite 103
St. Paul, MN 55114


651 917 3994

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