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.
Renee Charette joined MMSA in March of 2017 as Experiential Math Specialist. Her focus is in math coaching and experiential mathematics, as a member of the Gear Up Interschool Collaborative team and as a math consultant.
Looking for some free PD to introduce computer science into your class, school, or district? MMSA is recruiting for free summer PD (in fact, we pay you to attend!) to train teachers to implement the Exploring Computer Science curriculum. This is a survey course that focuses on computer science principles, inquiry, and equity. It provides… [Read More]
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: 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]
The first cohort of Maine teachers implementing the Exploring Computer Science curriculum in their classrooms as part of a 3-year National Science Foundation grant met again on Saturday, November 7, to continue working with the MMSA team on this exciting project. “Building Capacity for Computer Science Teaching in a Rural State” is both the title… [Read More]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year $469,369 grant to improve access to computer science instruction by Maine high school students. This project is led by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) in partnership with RSU 26 (Orono) and the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). Maine business partners include Axiom Technologies,… [Read More]