The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance was selected as one of the National Afterschool Association’s (NAA) “Most Influential in Research and Evaluation” honorees. This distinction recognizes individuals and organizations who have been strong contributors of research and evaluation related to afterschool programming. MMSA’s research team received this recognition, in part, due to ongoing work and… [Read More]
The Reach Center @ MMSA has twice convened Maine educators who are interested in starting or are part of STEM academies, schools or programs. We use the University of Chicago STEM Schools Taxonomy to categorize programs in several ways: Depth: programs that delve deeper or more rigorously into STEM courses, such as honors or AP;… [Read More]
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.