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.
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]
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS The Maine State Science Fair is delighted to announce that college scholarships will be among the prizes awarded at the 2017 Fair. The University of Maine and College of the Atlantic are partnering with MSSF to offer scholarships to meritorious students interested in attending one of these two institutions. Scholarship details are… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist. Stefany joined MMSA in October 2014. She has a B.S. in Landscape Horticulture from the University of Maine and a graduate certificate in Instructional Design & Technology from Walden University. Stefany spent seven years as an environmental educator and director of operations at Maine Energy Education Program. She also completed… [Read More]
MMSA Title: Senior Research Scientist Dr. Jan Mokros joined MMSA in September 2008. She is a developmental psychologist who studies how children learn mathematics in and out of school. She has developed math curricula, programs in math for museums, zoos, and aquaria, and has studied the impact of these programs. Dr. Mokros is Principal Investigator… [Read More]
Maine teens were lauded recently for growing a kidney and solving a pollution problem. The news made the front page of the Portland Press Herald and was showcased on WCSH. Demetri Maxim, a senior at Gould Academy, won first place in his category for his work in developing a way to grow kidney cells from… [Read More]
Young Scientists and Engineers Show Promise at 2016 Maine State Science Fair Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) co-directed the 70th annual Maine State Science Fair, which was held on March 19, 2016 in Bangor. 155 students from 13 Maine high schools competed for 58 awards, including a chance to… [Read More]
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliances Reach Center, The Jackson Laboratory, and the Maine STEM Council brought together a diverse set of business and research organizations to broaden the impact of the Maine State Science Fair.