The Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) is committed to developing future thought leaders through experiences in science and engineering practices using well-proven programs and novel approaches that empower students and educators to learn in and beyond the classroom. We see a future where every student is empowered through learning in science and engineering practices.

West Virginia Joins the Cutting Edge in Science Ed

On December 10th, West Virginia joined the ranks as the thirteenth state to
accept the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a federal 
program designed to standardize student literacy and interest in science 
across the United States. School board Administrators in 26 states 
collaborated with 41 writers to develop the new standards. Among 
other states that have accepted the NGSS are California, Kentucky, 

Exploring Food Energy with Help from the Pilgrims

Leslie Reinherz, a teacher at Canton High School, had a big question: How does human food intake and output fit into the larger framework of our ecosystem? She set about exploring that question near the site of America’s first settlers, Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth Mass. Contrasting modern day Thanksgiving food staples with the feast of the first Thanksgiving, Reinherz fits this important question into the framework of a familiar and beloved American tradition.

Teen's Tech Discovery Takes Aim at HIV

Supercomputers are the newest weapon against HIV, a disease that has claimed more than six million lives.

Two Massachusetts Middle Schoolers Selected for Broadcom MASTER Finals

Following up on the news that nine Massachusetts middle schoolers were semi finalists for the Broadcom MASTERS competition, we are delighted to report that two of those students have been selected for the finals! These semifinalists were already in a very competitive field of 300 students from around the United States, and are now part of a group of 30 which will compete in Washington DC from October 24 - 28.

The two Massachusetts finalists are:

MA Middle School Students Among Semi Finalists for Broadcom MASTERS STEM Competition

Broadcom MASTERS Middle School STEM CompetitionWe are always very proud of all Massachusetts students who put the time and effort into competing in a wide variety of local, regional, and state STEM competitions. When some of our students also make it into larger, higher level competitions, that's even better.

Google Science Fair Names Fifteen Finalists

On September 22, Google will announce the winner from a very select group of 15 competitors in its global Google Science Fair.

STEMlete - a New Network for Sharing School STEM Projects - a site for STEM scholarsWe've recently been made aware of a promising new resource on the web, launched in April, called STEMlete.

Nigell Dennis and Adrian Niles Win Gold Medals at 2014 NAACP ACT-SO Competition

MSSEF veterans Nigell Dennis and Adrian Niles continue to add to their success this year by each winning a first place gold medal at the 2014 NAACP ACT-SO National Competition, which took place recently in Las Vegas.


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