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.

STEM Projects Vying for Piece of $150 Million "I3" Pie

More than 160 STEM-related proposals -- adding up to $737 million in requested funding -- are in the running to claim a slice of the $150 million in federal aid available through second round of the Investing in Innovation ("I3") program.  The first round of funding resulted in 49 I3 grants divvying up $650 million.

The Link Between Creativity, Freedom, and Entrepreneurship

Some food for thought: With the current emphasis on the high value of STEM skills for the workplace of the future, some feel that the importance of adding liberal arts to the mix can be lost.  At the World Entrepreneurship Forum held in Singapore yesterday everyone from Lockheed Martin's chief technology to the Senator-Mayor of Lyon, France highlighted the importance of offering learners an environment that fosters creativity.

Scholarships for STEM Majors

Here's a handy list of some college aid options for students in science, technology, engineering, or math fields.
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Nationwide, Community Colleges Lighting STEM Spark in K-12 Students

Community colleges from across the nation are recognizing the need to spark students' interest in STEM subjects early in their education as a way of enticing them into science-, technology-, engineering-, and math-related professions.

The Transformative Potential of 3D Printers in the Classroom

Now that computers abound in classrooms, what's next?  Some think that 3D printers could be the next high-tech classroom tool to transform the way students learn core STEM principles.
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High-Tech Classroom Prepares Students for Careers

Dozens of Indiana schools are taking part in Project Lead the Way -- an innovative program designed to prepare students for jobs in high-tech engineering.  Currently, more than 130 high school students participate in the program, enhancing their job prospects in a challenging economic climate.

Webinar: Tools to Promote Peer-to-Peer Education and Encouragement

Here’s an opportunity for you and your colleagues to get the student perspective on the importance of peer-to-peer interactions in science research. The free webinar will take place at 5 p.m. PDT Tuesday, Nov. 1.

WOW Poster Features 15 Massachusetts STEM Professionals

The "WOW Initiative," a new Massachusetts-wide campaign to raise awareness among students in the state of the numerous and varied career opportunities in STEM fields, features 15 inaugural honorees.  Among them: Meteorologist Mish Michaels, Red Sox Statistician Bill James, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Researcher Amy Kukulya.  These three, along with a dozen other "WOWsters" -- professionals with interesting careers in STEM fields -- are featured in the colorful poster be

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