Students

Several of our STEM projects work directly with students, and we also connect with students through educator-directed projects and research projects. We implemented a Youth Advisory Council in 2015 to get local student input on STEM programs in Maine, and we continue to expand the reach of our rural STEM Hubs and statewide Reach Center project connecting youth with pathways to develop their interest and skills in STEM fields.

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Back to after school STEM

Back to school means back to after school STEM for our STEM Guides team. The STEM Guides project acts as a connector between kids and out of school STEM activities in their communities. Currently, we have two active STEM hubs, one in Oxford Hills, and one Down East. Both are ...
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Introducing Youth to the Technology in Emergency Management

As disaster recently struck in Texas, teens and adults alike were riveted to news reports as thousands of first responders, including neighbors, volunteers and professionals from around the country, worked tirelessly to aid and rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey. Technology, particularly communications and information technology, played a central role in ...
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WeatherBlur

WeatherBlur

Now, more than ever, we need people to be able to think through problems with a rational lens - breaking big problems into small steps, leveraging technology to supercharge our solutions. We are living in a time of overwhelming possibilities. The challenge? Teaching ourselves and our communities through our kids ...
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REACH

Reach

STEM is all around us. It’s in the natural world, the built environment, and the communities where we work, learn, and play. Reach is a long-term initiative that seeks to connect youth to more STEM outside of schools, particularly in rural parts of Maine. We leverage community resources to support ...
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The Maine State Science Fair

Maine State Science Fair

The Reach Center co-leads the Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) with The Jackson Laboratory. In 2017, nearly 200 students from 26 Maine high schools competed for awards, scholarships, and a chance to represent our state at the prestigious International Science & Engineering Fair. Psychology, computer science, engineering and the environment were ...
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Maine State Science Fair 2017 Results

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Maine State Science Fair

Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) is a great opportunity for high school students to get experience doing original, independent research. MSSF is coordinated by MMSA and The Jackson Laboratory. Visit maine-state-science-fair.com to learn about the process and our MSSF project page for more resources. As school begins again, our first ...
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Try out the new & improved Maine STEM Resource Bank

Try out the new & improved Maine STEM Resource Bank

We have collaborated with The Connectory, a national resource overseen by the National Girls Collaborative, to make our Maine STEM Resource Bank even better. Our Maine connections and dedication to including important Maine-based STEM resources will now be hosted on a platform using The Connectory's technology and user interface. Browse ...
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Local Youth Put Energy into Junior Solar Sprint Competition

Local Youth Put Energy into Junior Solar Sprint Competition

“The CD Players” and “Plan B” were among 60 model solar-powered cars competing in Maine’s 22nd Annual Junior Solar Sprint on June 11 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Eight midcoast area youth took part in the program, spending several weeks learning how to design and build cars that run ...
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Young Maine Scientists Win Big at ISEF

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 ...
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