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.

"Schools of Distinction" Model STEM Education

 

Schools from around the country are finding creative, dynamic way to approach STEM education.  Intel chose 18 models of innovation and excellence as winners of its "Schools of Distinction" awards competition.
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The Accidental Techie

 

Blogger Emily K. Schwartz makes some interesting points in her post about opening doors into STEM fields for girls, who may not naturally be drawn to them.
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Citizen Scientists Help Discover Two New Planets

Since the launch of Planet Hunters in December, 40,000 web surfers have helped in the search for new planets by crunching data collected by NASA.
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How to Improve STEM Education

It is the STEM workforce that drives the nation's innovation, progress and economic growth. Yet, employers struggle to find qualified candidates to fill STEM positions and with good reason - STEM workers made up only 5.5 percent of America's 2010 workforce. How do we bridge the gap between supply and demand of these workers?
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Digital Promise Initiative Emphasizes Classroom Use of Technology

 

As part of the White House's new Digital Promise initiative, administrators, entrepreneurs, researchers and teachers will work together to identify and create new technologies that could have widespread application in schools.
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High School Science Fair Project Prompts Investigation of Toxics in Dry Cleaning

 

Toxic solvents used in dry cleaning may be hazardous to your health.  That's the finding of Alexa Dantzler, who examined the health impact of dry cleaning as part of a science fair project when she was 15.
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Getting Kids Out of the Box

 

A webinar by teacher Jill Hammonds provides strategies for "deliberate acts of teaching" that help challenge students to develop the ability to think things through.
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The Density Dunk: Using Inquiry & Problem-Based Learning to Teach the Density Concept

Many students do not develop a strong conceptual sense of density, despite being able to perform density calculations.  Active and cooperative learning can help bring the concept to life.
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Inquiry Learning: Powerful Practice

A chemistry and biology teacher gives a snapshot of what her inquiry-based classrooms look like as a new school year gets rolling.
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Toshiba's STEMpowerment Project Takes to the Road


Toshiba's DREAM, CREATE, GO! Roadshow launched this week in Irvine, California -- the first of three stops in the effort to inspire teachers, parents, and students in STEM.
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