Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
This past summer, fifty-two teachers from 14 school districts across the state of Maine participated in a deep-dive professional development experience geared at helping them examine the three-dimensional nature of teaching and learning that is exemplified in the science and engineering standards. Teams participated in a series of institutes which helped them start the fundamental… [Read More]
Alexandria Brasili joined MMSA in April 2017 as a Research Associate. She holds a Master’s degree in Science Education from Oregon State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bowdoin College.
MMSA Title: Researcher Scott Byrd joined MMSA in January 2017 as a researcher. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters in Environmental Sciences from Oklahoma State University. Scott has been an active researcher for over 15 years in the fields of human rights and social justice,… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist. Lisa joined MMSA in July of 2010 as a STEM Education specialist. She was initially hired to design and deliver professional development for the Geniverse project, an NSF-funded grant held by the Concord Consortium. Other past projects at MMSA include Earth as a System is Essential (EaSiE), Family Energy, Fewer-Clearer-Deeper,… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist. Lynn Farrin is a STEM Education Specialist at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, where she supports classroom teachers and afterschool educators through project work, consulting and curriculum development. Since joining MMSA in January of 2004, her work has included providing professional development in science and engineering education for K-8 teachers… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist Joyce Tugel is a K-12 STEM Education Specialist at the MMSA. Her work is primarily focused on teacher leadership, professional development in the areas of science curriculum, instruction and formative assessment, STEM integration, and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. She partners with community-based learning initiatives to provide academic… [Read More]
MMSA Title: Senior Research Scientist. Sue Allen is a Senior Research Scientist at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, where she has been since August of 2013. Sue received her Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education from the University of California at Berkeley, and served as Director of Visitor Research & Evaluation at the Exploratorium… [Read More]
MMSA Title: Senior Research Scientist. Tom Keller is a Senior Research Scientist who joined MMSA in September, 2011. He was one of the founding Principal Investigators of the original NSF Statewide Systemic Grant that established MMSA in 1992. He has been a high school science teacher and administrator and state science specialist in Maine and… [Read More]