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.
In 2016, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) created a special research initiative named “STEMeX” (STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums). This is the only project at MMSA that engages our research staff in performing evaluation of a federal program. Awards were made to four universities and museums to… [Read More]
Throughout 2019, the Experiential STEM project, with the generous support of the Davis Family Foundation, will provide focused, non-hierarchical professional development that works with teams of students and educators together – learning and planning curriculum side-by-side. Innovation in education is a team effort. While teachers and students are central to instructional shifts, changes in education cannot… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist. Cheryl rejoined MMSA in May of 2019 after a 10-year hiatus. Cheryl is a STEM Education Specialist at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, where she supports mathematics educators through project work, consulting and curriculum development. Cheryl has 20 years of experience providing professional development to mathematics educators and has co-authored… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist Phelan Gallagher joined MMSA in May 2019 as a STEM Specialist in Technology Education, which also serves as the program manager for the AR Girls project. Before joining MMSA, Phelan was the technology director and new media teacher at Harpswell Coastal Academy. At HCA, Phelan developed a studio based technology… [Read More]
For more information contact Sue Allen or Tom Keller. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant #1823383. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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]
It is no secret that rural communities across the United States struggle to retain motivated and talented STEM workers—and Maine is certainly no exception. Rural labor markets are in transition, and there is a common misconception that individuals interested in innovation and cutting-edge STEM careers must relocate to urban centers or regional tech hubs to… [Read More]
Intel ISEF Grand Awards – these students will travel to Phoenix in May to represent their work, their schools, and their state at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. First Place: Tyler Delargy of Bangor High School Second Place: Antonina Zakorchemna & Artem Laptiev of Fryeburg Academy Third Place: Amara Ifeji of Bangor High… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist Rebecca combines her passion for conservation, science and education into a unique role at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. She joined MMSA December 2018 and is currently working on the citizen science project, WeatherBlur, and is co-coordinating the Maine State Science Fair through the Reach Center at MMSA. Prior to… [Read More]