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MSSEF First Place Winner Adrian Niles Goes to the White House

Hot on the heels of a first place finish at the 2014 Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair, Brockton teen Adrian Niles spent some time this week at the White House, participating in the first ever White House Maker's Faire.

New Resources for STEM Teaching

Trilogy Publications is adding to its series of "Those Amazing..." books which are designed to present real-world projects and examples to upper elementary through high school age kids. The most recent, and third, title is "Those Amazing Builders." All written by Charlotte Forbes, this book follows "Those Amazing Scientists" and "Those Amazing Engineers."

Flipping the STEM Classroom

The issue of lack of qualified STEM workers is, by now, well known. What are some of the innovations being employed to help correct this?

The Art of STEM

As our society grows increasingly technical in nature, and both needs and wants to be more innovative in engineering and science, careers in STEM fields are growing while the number of people entering those fields is not keeping up. This has spurred on the push to find more ways to inspire kids to pursue science and math in school.

Early Project-Based Learning Experiences Pay Off Long-Term

While traveling, many people have a tendency to keep to themselves. We get lost in our devices or a good book, and often deliberately avoid random chit-chat with fellow travelers. Sometimes, though, engaging can lead to meaningful exchanges.

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

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:

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