Our Vision

Founded in 1873, the Minnesota Academy of Science (MAS) is a statewide organization committed to advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in Minnesota by connecting aspiring STEM students and practicing STEM professionals with resources and opportunities to engage in STEM learning, research, and communication—and to recognize excellence in these areas.

MAS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We fund our K-12 continuum of STEM programming through program registration fees, annual membership dues, corporate sponsorship and grants, and donations from people like you. Our programs include team competitions and individual paper and project competitions that promote STEM inquiry and research. MAS and our corporate sponsors give awards to student participants in our programs, and many students advance to national and international competitions.

Our Mission

The mission of the Minnesota Academy of Science is to recognize, promote, and influence excellence in science.

Our Values

At MAS, we strive:

To be INCLUSIVE. Our programs are open to all qualified participants.

To promote EXCELLENCE.


To provide LEADERSHIP in Minnesota's scientific community.

MAS Staff

MAS Board

The MAS Board of Directors consists of representatives from K-12 education, higher education, and industry. Board members serve three-year terms. MAS voting members elect Board officers and the Board of Directors elects new Board members.

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