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.

Google Science Fair Winners Visit White House

Winners from among 10,000 entrants in the first-ever Google Science Fair received a once-in-a-lifetime prize: A trip to the Oval Office to meet with the President of the United States.  The three students -- all girls, ranging in age from 14-17 -- also met EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Dr. John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

MIT BLOSSOMS Enhances STEM Learning

In a time when crowded classrooms, diminishing funding, and testing mandates seem to stack the deck against teacher innovation, MIT has stepped in with BLOSSOMS (a cheerful acronym for Blended Learning Science or Math Studies) video lessons to breathe new life into science teaching.  With a video library of more than 50 lessons -- all of them freely available to teachers -- BLOSSOMS brings the presence of a “guest lecturer” into the classroom to supplement the classroom teacher’s lesson.  The 50-minute

The '11-'12 Shell Science Lab Challenge Is On!

More than $93,000 is up for grabs by creative, industrious science teachers (grades 6-12) who best describe their innovative use of the limited lab resources that they've had available to them in the classroom.  Entries are due October 21.
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Possibility of More AP Exams in STEM Subjects

Within the next half-dozen years or so, students with proficiencies in subjects like engineering, energy, environment, and anatomy might have greater opportunities to strut their stuff for potential colleges: The College Board is considering whether to offer new AP exams in STEM subjects.
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Army's Chemical Biological Center Introduces STEM to Students

The Army believes that tomorrow's jobs will demand STEM proficiency from today students.  the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland exposed 400 middle and high school students to a day of exploring STEM careers.
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Cheese Dream Project Wins Fair

Ever wondered what the effect of cheese might be on your dreams?  Rebekah Anderson did, and created a winning science fair project investigating that question.
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Classes and Scores Soar With Incentives for A.P. Tests

Worcester, Massachusetts high school math teacher Joe Nystrom receives kudos in The New York Times for taking an innovative approach to boosting AP course participation.
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Making STEM Education “Cool”

The challenge of engaging students in STEM education took center stage at the National Press Club last week, where a diverse panel discussed the key issues and possible solutions.
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Bing's Stefan Weitz Talks Science and Technology

With an unbridled fascination for all things science, Stefan Weitz, a senior director with Microsoft's Bing, makes geekdom cool.  He's one of Microsoft's "Heroes of STEMtember."
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