Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
MMSA is looking for camp counselors and educators from across New England to participate in testing an innovative, video-based coaching curriculum in STEM. This is free professional development with a stipend! Space is limited! Sign up now! Registration deadline: June 15th Start Date: June 28nd To sign up, http://tinyurl.com/ACRES-registration or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Interested? Download… [Read More]
Percent of Bachelor Degrees for Women by Year from Plot.ly. The chart highlights the sharp dropoff in the 80’s for women in computer science.
From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam — none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful.
The field of citizen science evolved out of the nature study movement starting in the late 1800s, and then later initiatives from the 1950s aimed at increasing the public understanding of science, which places the origination and current practice of citizen science efforts squarely in the realm of out-of-school time.
Have you heard the buzz about all of the computer science professional development this Summer? You will not want to miss out on these opportunities to integrate computer science, coding, and more into your curriculum or afterschool program next year!
Renee Charette joined MMSA in March of 2017 as Experiential Math Specialist. Her focus is in math coaching and experiential mathematics, as a member of the Gear Up Interschool Collaborative team and as a math consultant.
Alexandria Brasili joined MMSA in April 2017 as a Research Associate. She holds a Master’s degree in Science Education from Oregon State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bowdoin College.
MMSA’s very own ACRES project (Afterschool Coaching of Rural Educators in STEM) recently presented and attended several national conferences. The project is in its second year of funding and is already positively impacting not only Maine’s Afterschool programs, but rolling out their coaching model on a national scale. We thought we would take a moment… [Read More]
The following is an interview between MMSA employees, senior research scientist Dr. Tom Keller and communications and digital media specialist Alex Theberge Alex: Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance has been an organization committed to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Maine since its inception. How did it all start? Tom: In 1992, we… [Read More]