southeast minnesota & Western wisconsin
Regional Science and Engineering Fair
an affiliation of the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair
February 21, 2020
Final Updates January 7, 2019
Congratulations at State!
Congratulations to our Minnesota Academy of Science State Fair participants and award winners. They did a great job representing our region and their schools. Please congratulate them when you see them.
Awards Winners at MAS:
ISEF Alternate: Austin Weatherhead
American Chemical Society 1st Place - Austin Weatherhead
MAS Grand Awards/Silver High School: Austin Weatherhead
Emerging Scientists Awards: Braeden Fields, Grace Finnerty, Meghan Steffes,
Wolfram Research Award: Braden Fields,
Broadcom Masters: Braden Fields
MAS Grand Awards/Bronze Middle School: Meghan Steffes, Owen Johnson, Megan Morgan, Morgan Arnold
MAS Grand Awards/Silver Middle School: Grace Finnerty,
MAS Grand Awards/Gold Middle School: Braden Fields
MN State Horticulture Society Award - Parker Howland-Davis
Others regional participants include, from LaCrescent, Jenna Langen, Kira Boyer, Owen Johnson, Kiara Keip, and Parker-Howland-Davis; From Winona Cotter, Megan Morgan, Hannah Graff, Morgan Arnold, Aubrey Williams, Grace Menke, Jordan Rollinger. From Winona Middle School, David Langowski. From Chatfield High School, Devann Harris, Kamrynn Westphal, Ann Warren, and Aryn Daniels.
For most of the past three decades Winona has hosted the Southeast Minnesota Western Wisconsin Regional Science Fair. 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. Our regional fair is associated with the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair (BSSEF). Yes, our states do agree on some things, especially when it comes to students and science.
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.
As many as one hundred papers and projects will be presented by students from throughout SE Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Approximately 30 students will gain entrance to the state fair, and one student from our region will go on to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
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