Partner Focus: The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson LaboratoryFounded in 1929, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 1,900 employees.  Their guiding mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX’s programs for high school and undergraduate students and teachers predate the founding of the Jackson Laboratory by six years. Their educational programs include a flagship Summer Student Program and they also offer opportunities for academic year research, teacher professional development and the Maine State Science Fair (MSSF).  The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance’s Reach Center teams up with The Jackson Laboratory to host this exciting STEM event.  MSSF is open to all students from all public, private, parochial and home schools (Grades 9-12) throughout Maine.

The Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) is an exciting opportunity for Maine high school students to pursue their interest in science and present results of their projects to fellow students.  Judges for the science fair come from across Maine and include scientists, engineers, mathematicians, educators, and other STEM professionals.  This event helps JAX achieve their goal of furthering the education of practicing scientists and professionals as they advance science and improve health through their commitment to education.

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