MMSA Title: Executive Director Ruth Kermish-Allen joined Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance as Executive Director in November 2014. She has extensive experience in STEM education research, project development, implementation, and evaluation. She has served as principal investigator for a variety of NSF, EPA, and USDA funded STEM education projects that integrated innovative technologies with place-based environmental education in K-12 classroom settings. Ruth began her career as a forest ecologist and then decided to merge her love of ecology with her passion for teaching as she completed an M.Ed. in science and environmental education at the University of Maine. She completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Studies with a focus in STEM ...