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.
For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 19, 2019 With the help of a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) will be working to support rural teachers and students from the Gulfs of Maine and Mexico as they integrate computational thinking into their innovative, community-based citizen science projects…. [Read More]
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]
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]
| | | This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant #1440464. 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.
AR Girls is a National Science Foundation funded research project designed to support teenage girls with an interest in art to develop science communication skills through interactive digital storytelling. MMSA held the first AR Girls Summer Intensive Camp August 6th – 17th at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, ME. This camp is the first ever Augmented… [Read More]
What is Computer Science? What is it not? Where do we see it both in Maine and in our everyday lives? What is the skill set our students need to be successful in an evolving workforce that is coming to rely more and more on Computer Science? How can we foster more partnerships, collaboration, and… [Read More]
Increasingly, scientists, citizen data collectors, college students, and even journalists are using existing data sets in conjunction with powerful data tools to explore patterns and test hypotheses. The NSF-funded Data Clubs project (developed by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and TERC) addresses the lack of opportunities for middle school students, especially those from under-represented… [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]