Engage Everett! involves Everett Public School students in grades 6 through 12 in independent science and technology research experience, with the goal of building a culture of research in school districts across the state.
The latest update is exciting: No fewer than 119 seventh and eight grade projects have been entered into the middle school science fair! For comparison’s sake, consider that last year, only about 10 middle school projects were science-fair-bound.
The program was designed through a multifaceted collaboration of professionals, including representatives from MSSEF, the Intel Corporation, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences, the Everett Public Schools, and the Marlborough Public School system — the latter as a “mentoring” school district.
MSSEF offers access to key teacher professional development resources and hosts a forum for showcasing student’s efforts: the annual Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair. Engage Everett! provides professional development and teacher support, and brings in both high school mentors and professional scientists to help the students design and execute their projects.