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.

Gender Gap in Tech Industry Limits Competitiveness

According to a Cisco Systems Inc. exec, the lack of women entering technology fields is poised to hamper U.S. companies’ global competitiveness.
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Leading Scientists Urge People to ‘Ask for Evidence’

Bombarded with scientific "information," consumers must demand that advertisers, companies, government bodies and other organizations present the evidence behind the claims they make, a British group says.
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Challenge: Create an Ocean-Friendly Fishing Video Game


In this science project, you will design and create a fishing video game that teaches the player about which fish are plentiful enough to catch and which fish are not because their population is declining. Give it a whirl!
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Grant Program Recognize Teaching Innovation in Inquiry-Based Learning

Vernier Software Technology and the National Science Teachers Association will award up to seven prizes to innovative K-12 teachers engaged in hands-on, inquiry-based learning.
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Back to School With Confucius

Does American education increasingly convey knowledge without thought?  What would Confucius say?
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Teachers Take Flight to Inspire STEM Learning

Middle school teachers took part in near-zero-gravity experiments, which they and the sponsors hope will draw students to the STEM fields.
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New Report on STEM Learning in Afterschool

A new report from the Afterschool Alliance analyzes evaluation studies of afterschool STEM programs to identify trends and outcomes from such programs.
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Science Nspired Provides New Tools to Science Students, Teachers

Science teachers now have a new, free resource to help them quickly and effectively bring technology-based content into their biology, chemistry and physics classrooms.
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Jeffrey Wilhelm on Inquiry-Based learning

Jeffrey Wilhelm, Associate Professor of English Education at Boise State University, on inquiry-based learning. To learn more, visit
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"Best of the Best" State Science Fair Projects

Interested in a microbial fuel cell?   Or an app that predicts tornadoes coming?  Are you curious about the effect of nicotine on memory?   Or if "green" detergents less toxic?  All these and nearly 300 other exciting and life-saving research projects were showcased today at the 62nd Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) at MIT.


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