MMSA has been growing in recent months, and we invite you to join us in welcoming Maggie Foster, Kate Kastelein, Gary Lewis, and
Hannah Cunningham to our team!
Maggie Foster led the current wave of new team members, joining MMSA as a research assistant in October 2015. She recently earned her B.A. in Psychology from Bates College. While at Bates, Maggie worked with the VA Clinic in Lewiston to study the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat veterans with anxiety and depression. Maggie grew up in … Read More
We at MMSA want to thank everyone who was a part of our 2015 for making it a great year!
We’re also looking forward to a bright 2016.
The Year at MMSA
Here are a just some of the highlights from MMSA’s 2015:
Rural STEM Education: STEM Guides Expanded to a Fourth STEM Hub. MMSA's STEM Guides project officially expanded to its Downeast Hub in the Machias region with a launch event September 1. The five-year NSF-funded project, which began in late 2013, connects youth in rural Maine with STEM opportunities. The project … Read More
The Next Generation WeatherBlur Project is an evolving online learning community for students (grades K-8), teachers, scientists, fishermen, and interested community members to explore the local impacts of weather and climate in coastal communities. The WB learning community uses online technologies to participate in an evolving set of “co‑created” citizen science projects, deeply authentic real-world investigations developed in ongoing and negotiated partnerships between scientists and members of the public. These … Read More
MMSA's Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM (ACRES) project, funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Noyce Foundation, was among those announced by the White House in a press release on October 19. President Obama embraced a cluster of exciting new STEM initiatives as part of his “Educate to Innovate” campaign.
The project provides afterschool educators in rural settings access to professional development in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Over the next three years, the project team … Read More