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]
Percent of Bachelor Degrees for Women by Year from Plot.ly. The chart highlights the sharp dropoff in the 80’s for women in computer science.
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, non-profit… [Read More]
Kate joined MMSA in November 2015. She has a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Southern Maine, where she is currently pursuing a M.F.A. in creative writing.
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist. Lynn Farrin is a STEM Education Specialist at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, where she supports classroom teachers and afterschool educators through project work, consulting and curriculum development. Her focus is on science and engineering education and STEM integration, working to help educators, especially at the K-8 level, strengthen and… [Read More]
MMSA Title: Senior Research Scientist. Sue Allen is a Senior Research Scientist at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, where she has been since August of 2013. Sue received her Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education from the University of California at Berkeley, and served as Director of Visitor Research & Evaluation at the Exploratorium… [Read More]