2015 Summer Institute Participants

Check out our Student Activities Calendar for upcoming dates for all of our student programming. 

Student Competitions

MCEE offers four different competitions for high school students throughout the school year. 

In Economics Challenge, teams of students compete in a series of challenging tests of their economic understanding and reasoning abilities. Participants compete both individual and team categories. The state competition is held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis each spring, with an opportunity for teams to advance to the national competition in New York City. 

In the Personal Finance Decathlon, teams of students compete online to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance. Winning teams are invited to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for the state championship, with an opportunity to earn a trip to nationals.

The Global Food Challenge is tied to MCEE's free Global Food curricula, covering basic principles and world food system issues. Students can complete a written research project in one of four units for a chance to win a cash prize. 

The Entreprenuership Trade Show, tied to MCEE's entrepreneurial education curriculum, provides students with an opportunity to share startup business ideas with their peers. Student presenters can compete for a chance to win a cash prize for their presentation and entrepreneurial concept.

Student Programs

Each summer, MCEE hosts the College Dollars & Sense, a college-readiness program for metro-area students entering 10th-12th grade. This week-long program helps students learn more about future careers, paying for college, debt, savings, and credit. Students also tour the University of Minnesota, visit a local corporation, and hear from guest speakers in a variety of fields.