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 working with local businesses, non-profits,… [Read More]
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 the response, as it has… [Read More]
A potentially game changing, innovative way to experience professional development is coming to Maine and will then be rolled out across the country. Out of school educators, including librarians will soon benefit from Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance’s (MMSA) most recent grant award MMSA has received a National Science Foundation ASIL grant. 1.85 million dollars… [Read More]
Over the past 4 years MMSA has been growing our capacity to do research and evaluation on both the projects we design and to work with others interested in identifying the impact of their professional development programs. Our research team includes some of the most well respected researchers in the field like Dr. Sue Allen… [Read More]
MMSA’s Exploring Computer Science (ECS) project launched into its second year with 21 teachers participating in an exciting and fun summer institute on the Bangor campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. This second cohort of the NSF-funded ECS project will continue to expand access to quality computer science instruction for Maine students. Two… [Read More]
WeatherBlur is an exciting project funded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The project continues work by previous WeatherBlur projects to bring together students, educators, scientists and community members across varying communities and educational settings. These community stakeholders work toward a common goal to help their communities thrive and enable deep, authentic… [Read More]
Click here to go to project web page The Math & Science Through Engineering (MSTE) project is a professional development collaboration between MMSA, Maine Maritime Academy, Auburn School Department, Ridge View Community School (Dexter, AOS 94), Lake Region School District (MSAD 61), Mountain Valley & Dirigo Middle Schools (RSU 10), and Oxford Hills School District… [Read More]
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 just a few of the topics explored by students at MSSF.