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.
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]
MEDIA RELEASE Date: September 29, 2017 PDF Version The National Science Foundation has awarded the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) and their partners at the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Sciences, Harvard University, Oregon State University, and University of Wisconsin Madison $1 million. All sites chosen for this project will be right here… [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]
From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam — none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful.
The field of citizen science evolved out of the nature study movement starting in the late 1800s, and then later initiatives from the 1950s aimed at increasing the public understanding of science, which places the origination and current practice of citizen science efforts squarely in the realm of out-of-school time.
Have you heard the buzz about all of the computer science professional development this Summer? You will not want to miss out on these opportunities to integrate computer science, coding, and more into your curriculum or afterschool program next year!
The following is an interview between MMSA employees, senior research scientist Dr. Tom Keller and communications and digital media specialist Alex Theberge Alex: Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance has been an organization committed to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Maine since its inception. How did it all start? Tom: In 1992, we… [Read More]
The Keller BLOOM (Bigelow Laboratory Orders Of Magnitude) Program was begun by Bigelow scientist Maureen Keller and Trustee Emeritus James McLoughlin to provide students a hands-on ocean science research experience.
Taking top honors this year: 1st Grand Award SeungHeon Song, Gould Academy Smart road signs 2nd Grand Award Sydney McDonald, Bangor High School The future of prosthesis: The design & analysis of artificial muscle comprised of ionic-polymer metal composites 3rd Grand Award Lily Waddell, Bangor High School Developing an alternative treatment for luminal B breast… [Read More]