photo 2_zpsd24512a7.jpg 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.

School District Partnership Aids STEM Education in Mansfield

Mansfield Education FoundationIt's no secret, not breaking news, that school budgets are suffering. The result is a reduction of programs which can help students learn outside of the core curricula.

Public Event: Science in the Streets

Art by BanksyIf you're in the Boston area and free on November 21, 2013 from 3-6pm, there's an event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center which will kick off the

Massachusetts Takes Top Marks Among US States in Scoring

United States Department of EducationThe United States Department of Education is today releasing the results of a study of 2011 scores from the National Assessment of E

Dedham High School's Math and Science Success

Dedham High School has been taking part in the Mass Math and Science Initiative (MMSI), and the students are enjoying great success, creating a model for around the state of Massachusetts.

MA State Science Fair Alum Honored with Fulbright Fellowship

Daniel W. Youngstrom, a graduate of Marlborough High School and former Massachusetts State High School Science Fair exhibitor, has achieved a rare honor: As a grad student at Virginia Tech, Dan has received a Fulbright fellowship.

Check out the TEDx Talk by MSSEF Alum Rick Housley

Over the years, several participants in the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fairs have truly made a lasting impression.  Rick Housley is one of them.  Now a sophomore at Stevens Institute of Technology, Rick graduated from Boston University Academy in 2012.  A multi-award-winning exhibitor during his middle and high school years, Rick launched his science fair career with the development of a computer controlled robotic arm in 6th grade. Rick recalls that the complexity of his projects increased from year to year:

State Science Fair Project Leads to Summer Job at UMass Medical School

Empowering students to participate meaningfully in real-world research is what science fairs are all about. For any student, science fair participation has multi-fold benefits, but for some, like Emory Payne, the benefits pay off early and in a big way.

What Does Inquiry Learning Look Like?

Since 1949, the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) has been promoting science literacy and advancing inquiry learning. MSSEF programs engage sustained student interest, increasing science learning while also developing students’ 21st century workplace skills, such as communication, teamwork and a strong work ethic.

Characteristics of Schools Successful in STEM

A little light summer reading: Longitudinal data on students from two states -- Florida and North Carolina -- reveals "STEM-relevant variables" linked to success in STEM education.

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