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.
| | | 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]
In May, MMSA’s Stefany Burrell accompanied three high school students and their teachers at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh. There she presented to a group of rural science fair directors about how Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) has grown over the last five years. ISEF is an annual five-day event… [Read More]
We know you and your students have worked amazingly hard all year on STEM. MMSA would like to highlight some of this work with a Best of STEM in Maine Photo Contest. It’s a super simple contest with some small prize packages. The rules are simple: Send up to 3 photos showing your students participating… [Read More]
On May 17th and 18th Funtown Splashtown USA debuted their newly updated STEM days. Last year, Funtown elicited the help of MMSA to expand their highly successful Physics Day program to include broader Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics. The foucs was on developing an innovative, exciting and standards-based program at the park for… [Read More]
Nothing beats getting 200 students from seven different schools across Maine to meet up and share their experiences on being citizen scientists. This is exactly what happened on May 11, when over 250 students and educators from the WeatherBlur cohort descended on the Hutchinson Center in Belfast to display their work via poster sessions and… [Read More]