Taking top honors this year: 1st Grand Award SeungHeon Song, Gould Academy Smart road signs 2nd Grand Award Sydney McDonald, Bangor High School The future of prosthesis: The design & analysis of artificial muscle comprised of ionic-polymer metal composites 3rd Grand Award Lily Waddell, Bangor High School Developing an alternative treatment for luminal B breast… [Read More]
ECS Cohort 3 Signup
ECS is a curriculum and professional development system to teach computer science to students who have had Algebra 1. It was developed through a National Science Foundation grant particularly to increase participation of girls and minority populations in Los Angeles. Equity is a major focus of this curriculum.
Young Maine Scientists Win Big at ISEF
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… [Read More]
Join MMSA for an Extravaganza of K-8 Engineering Examples
MMSA cordially invites K-8 educators from school-day, after school, or out-of-school programs to a workshop on engineering in the elementary grades August 3 in Bangor. Participants will receive a $150 stipend and earn 6 contact hours for attending this event. Lunch is included. Apply here by June 1. The Extravaganza of Engineering Examples for Grades… [Read More]
Welcome New MMSA Staff Members!
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… [Read More]
Citizen Science in Your Classroom!
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… [Read More]
MMSA and STEM at the White House
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… [Read More]
STEM Guides Downeast Launched
The STEM Guides Downeast project, a collaboration between MMSA and Axiom Technology and Training Center, launched September 1 at an event at the University of Maine at Machias. Senator Angus King addressed the enthusiastic audience of about 60 representatives from area groups and businesses, local government officials, teachers, and other community members interested in expanding the STEM opportunities for youth in the Machias area.