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 is pleased to offer its fourth year of Maine State Science Fair Teacher Fellowships to high school STEM Teachers. Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) recognizes students for their original research in over a dozen categories including engineering, computer science, math and behavioral sciences. Teachers are invited to apply if their school has not been involved with MSSF in the last five years.
MMSA is selecting Teacher Fellows who will be eligible for stipends of $1,500-2,200 if they coach their students to compete at the Maine State Science Fair on March 23, 2019. To apply, please complete the registration form below by May 1, 2018.
Teacher Fellows receive strong support from Science Fair staff and are encouraged to attend a free workshop on July 16-18 in Bar Harbor. MMSA covers lodging expenses and The Jackson Laboratory provides food for this three-day professional development session.
Since the program began in 2016, our Teacher Fellows made it possible for 270 students to compete at MSSF. Those students came from all over Maine and their projects covered a broad swath of subjects, including:
- Aubrey Sparrow of Washington Academy tested the accuracy of home blood pressure monitors compared to those used in medical offices. She won second place in the Biological & Health Sciences category in 2016.
- Ashley Reynolds of Dexter Regional High School examined how Facebook impacts peoples’ well-being. She received a full-tuition scholarship from the University of Maine in 2017.
- Alexander Moreira of Old Town High School constructed two methods of determining the volume of higher dimensional spheres. He won first place in the Computer Science & Mathematics category and the Mu Alpha Theta award in 2018.
Contact Stefany Burrell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the MSSF Teacher Fellows program. Maine State Science Fair is sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory and Maine Mathematics & Science Alliance.