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]
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]
WeatherBlur Next Generation is an exciting project funded by a three-year cyberlearning grant from the National Science Foundation. The project continues work by a previous WeatherBlur project to enhance understanding of how non-hierarchical online learning communities can enable deep, authentic community learning within co-created citizen science projects. The WeatherBlur program has been redesigned to be applied… [Read More]
STEM is all around us. It’s in the natural world, the built environment, and the communities where we work, learn, and play. The Reach Center at MMSA is a long-term initiative that seeks to connect youth to more STEM outside of schools, particularly in rural parts of Maine. We leverage community resources to support youth… [Read More]
The Reach Center co-leads the Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) with The Jackson Laboratory. In 2017, nearly 200 students from 26 Maine high schools competed for awards, scholarships, and a chance to represent our state at the prestigious International Science & Engineering Fair. Psychology, computer science, engineering and the environment were just a few of the topics explored by students at MSSF.
Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) is a great opportunity for high school students to get experience doing original, independent research. MSSF is coordinated by MMSA and The Jackson Laboratory. Visit www.maine-state-science-fair.org to learn about the process and our MSSF project page for more resources. As school begins again, our first piece of advice for teachers… [Read More]
We have collaborated with The Connectory, a national resource overseen by the National Girls Collaborative, to make our Maine STEM Resource Bank even better. Our Maine connections and dedication to including important Maine-based STEM resources will now be hosted on a platform using The Connectory’s technology and user interface. Browse the new STEM Resource Bank… [Read More]
The CD Players and Plan B were among 60 model solar-powered cars competing in Maines 22nd Annual Junior Solar Sprint on June 11 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Eight midcoast area youth took part in the program, spending several weeks learning how to design and build cars that run with motors powered by solar… [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]