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YOU are fulfilling your personal commitment to diversity & inclusion in STEM.
Our core programs include team competitions, research project showcases, and mentoring and enrichment programs that promote equity in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATH (STEM):
Fostering Opportunities and Relationships in STEM Education (FORSE): Working in partnership with BIPOC communities to remove barriers to STEM, FORSE provides free, innovative solutions to identified STEM education challenges. FORSE brings volunteer scientists and students of all ages together for fun, hands-on activities that spark interest, nurture curiosity and self-confidence, and increase positive associations with STEM.
Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair: Students who do science projects deepen their interests and develop skills vital to college and career readiness. They are better prepared to pursue goals, overcome challenges, and solve complex problems. Participation in Science Fair at the state level opens doors to unique opportunities not found anywhere else.
Middle & High School Regional Science Bowls: This team activity inspires deep learning and problem-solving in students who enjoy science and math. After months of fun, after-school prep sessions, teams from across the state come together for fast-paced, quiz bowl competitions that truly amaze. Winning teams represent Minnesota in the National Science Bowl.
Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium: Students from any college may present their original research in any field at Winchell, providing a unique opportunity not otherwise available to some students. At Winchell, students prepare to enter STEM careers by presenting their findings, networking with peers from colleges across Minnesota and nearby states, and learning from STEM professionals in the fields they aspire to enter.
Our supporters enable us to create opportunities for Minnesota students to pursue questions they care about, share their knowledge, network with like-minded peers, and connect with STEM professionals. When students take their learning beyond the classroom and gain confidence, they start to see a future for themselves in STEM. When that happens, we all benefit! MAS works to open the door to STEM majors and careers for all Minnesota students. To do so, we need your support.
We aren't a school and we don't just focus on science! Founded in 1873, the Minnesota Academy of Science is a statewide nonprofit committed to advancing STEM in Minnesota by connecting Minnesotans of all backgrounds with resources and opportunities to engage in STEM learning, research, and communication. We serve students, educators, and schools as well as STEM graduates and professionals seeking to network and volunteer.