Maine Middle School Science & Engineering Fair

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Calling all Young Scientists and Engineers!

Do you ever look at the world around you and find yourself thinking: 

I wonder…?

At the Maine Middle School Science & Engineering Fair, we challenge you to ask questions and solve problems in the world around you. Let your curiosity and creativity run free!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Boys & Girls Club in Gardiner



Event Info

Register for MMSSEF

It's free for all Maine middle school students!

Register for MMSSEF

  1. Teachers register their school
  2. Students register and get parental permission
  3. Students submit their project forms
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Contact Us

We're here to help students and teachers every step of the way!

Contact Us

Emma Carey Director
207-626-3230 x139

Meet the Team

Register for MMSSEF!

Registration for MMSSEF takes place in our new LaunchPad system. Here’s how it works: 

Step 1. Each teacher registers in LaunchPad.

Once registered, they can share the student registration form with their classes.

Step 2. Each student registers and gets parental permission.
Parents will get an email with a permission form to sign online. Deadline: March 15th

Step 3. Students submit basic information about their project in the Student Portal.
Students working in teams: you only need to submit your project forms once!

Step 4. Students submit additional forms, if applicable, in the Student Portal.
See graphic below to determine if a project needs extra forms. Deadline: March 29th

Step 5. Students submit their <250-word abstract in the Student Portal.
Deadline: April 26th

Step 6. Students practice their presentation skills for the big day.

Project Submission

Projects involving certain activities must be approved by MMSSEF prior to experimentation. These projects require specific forms to be submitted by March 29th. Review the graphic below and refer to the official MMSSEF Rules to determine whether a project requires Advance Review. Contact MMSSEF staff with any questions. 

Event Info

The Science & Engineering Fair is a one-day expo where students share their STEM projects with their peers, families, and judges from Maine organizations. The 2024 event will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at the Boys & Girls Club, 14 Pray Street, Gardiner.


Impact |  $20,000+

Exploration  |  $5,000+

Innovation  |  $2,500+

Tanzanite  |  $1,000+

Contact Stefany Burrell,, to learn more about sponsoring the Maine Middle School Science & Engineering Fair.


We are affiliated with Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge! What does that mean for you? The top 10% of projects that compete at the MMSSEF get to represent Maine at this national competition! In addition, our Maine students can compete for local awards.

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Meet the Team

Cary James

Cary James


Stefany Burrell

207-626-3230 x 116

Rebecca Clark Uchenna

207-626-3230 x 119

Emma Carey

207-626-3230 x139

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