Over the past 30 years, the Maine Math and Science Alliance has engaged with many audiences through its varied initiatives to improve access to and excitement about science, engineering, technology, and math throughout Maine and beyond.
This timeline highlights some key points in MMSA’s history, as well as the present and future of the organization.
A large Statewide Systemic Initiative (SSI) grant from NSF—a five-year $10 million grant—establishes the organization.
July 14, 1991, Articles of Incorporation precede the September 1, 1992, official founding, when the National Science Foundation awarded the Statewide Systemic Initiatives program.
Continuing science & math standards-based professional development were promoted statewide.
Content-specific mentoring program for teachers is launched.
MAP & LAD
(Maine Assessment Portfolio & Local Assessment Development Curriculum)
Linking Science Inquiry & Language Literacy (LSILL, LSILL2, LSELL)
This initiative produced four curriculum guides for grades 4–8; Family Energy was born out of these funds (from Efficiency Maine/PUC).
(Phenomena & Representations in Science and Mathematics)
School professional development budgets were slashed, and MMSA re-organized in the new fiscal environment.
Governor's Teacher Leadership Academy
(Maine’s Energy Education Future)