“The CD Players” and “Plan B” were among 60 model solar-powered cars competing in Maine’s 22nd Annual Junior Solar Sprint on June 11 at the Owls Head
Transportation Museum. Eight midcoast area youth took part in the program, spending several weeks learning how to design and build cars that run with motors powered by solar panels then competing against other teams from across Maine. The challenge involves designing a car that can travel down a 20-meter racetrack in the fastest time, all while securely carrying a soda … Read More
At the US News STEM Solutions Conference in Baltimore in May 2016, it was announced that Downeast Maine will become part of a national network that shares and develops community-based strategies for connecting all youth to science. The movement toward STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is already gaining momentum in the Machias area, and now it is receiving national attention. The initiative, spearheaded by Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and Axiom Education & Training Center, is one of 37 from … Read More
MMSA is offering some great worshops for educators! Join us June 22-23 for a STEM Summer Institute at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), where we will be offering one full-day and two half-day workshops. Register here.
MMSA's Upcoming Workshops Now Open for Registration
STEM Summer Institute at SMCC
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) will be partnering to offer some exciting STEM professional development workshops June 22-23. These sessions will be presented by … Read More
Maine teens were lauded recently for growing a kidney and solving a pollution problem. The news made the front page of the Portland Press Herald and was showcased on WCSH.
Demetri Maxim, a senior at Gould Academy, won first place in his category for his work in developing a way to grow kidney cells from skin
tissue. He was awarded three other awards at a Special Awards ceremony, including $1,200 from the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), $1,000 from NASA, and $500 from the Patent and Trademark Office … Read More