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.
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist Kate Cook is a STEM Education Specialist at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, where she supports formal and informal educators in effectively engaging learners in high quality STEM learning experiences. She is particularly passionate about supporting educators and educational leaders in developing the necessary skills and knowledge to engage students… [Read More]
Who says being an employee of MMSA is all work and no play? Sometimes we get a chance to do both by working with innovative education programs in some of the most beautiful corners of the state of Maine. This summer the ACRES team is collaborating with Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership (HICSL)… [Read More]
The ACRES project will now provide innovative STEM professional development to more out-of-school educators, including librarians, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant MMSA received earlier this year. In November, Research Associate Alex Brasili traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Symposium. While there she learned about the youth STEM… [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, non-profit… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist. Hannah Lakin joined Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance in January 2016 as a STEM Education Specialist. Her focus is in experiential math education, as the project manager of the GEAR UP interschool collaborative, as well as in afterschool professional development. She works closely with the ACRES Project Team to bring… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist Perrin joined MMSA in March of 2016. She currently serves as the project manager on the ACRES (Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM) project and serves on the communication committee within MMSA. Perrin works to connect out of school providers to STEM resources through in-person and virtual professional development…. [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. Her focus is on science and engineering education and STEM integration, working to help educators, especially at the K-8 level, strengthen and… [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]