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.

West Virginia Joins the Cutting Edge in Science Ed

On Wednesday, West Virginia joined the ranks as the thirteenth state to accept the Next Generation Science Standards, a federal program designed to standardize student literacy and interest in science across the United States. School board Administrators in twenty six states collaborated with 41 writers to develop the new standards.

Mass Teens Dazzle with Research and Robotics Programming

The weighty obligations of high school haven’t stopped Massachusetts teens Floyd Greenwood and Alden Giedraitis from becoming biological and technological sleuths. Both were finalists in the Broadcom Foundation’s MASTERS Program, a National Science Fair competition for middle school students. Finalists travel to Washington DC for the final competition.  Greenwood, a seventh grader, earned a spot for his research on bleach resistant algae, and Giedraitis, an eighth grader, for his work with robotics. But they aren’t planning on stopping there.

Exploring Food Energy with Help from the Pilgrims

 

Youngster Takes All at STEM Competitions for Preventative Program

Boston teen Nathan Han has taken the Science Fair world by storm with his stunning invention of a computer program that can differentiate between benign and harmful cancer tumors. The program, which utilizes various online databases, could help medical experts identify specific genes that cause disease.

Teen’s Research from MA Science Fair Helping to Cure HIV

Supercomputers are the newest weapon against HIV, a disease that has claimed more than six million lives. Technologists and scientists have put their heads together and are using various methods, including crowdsourcing, to map and identify the makeup of diseased cells.

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.

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