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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.

Seven MA Students Win Grand Awards at the 2015 International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Four MA Students Win Special Awards at 2015 International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)!

MA science fair student from Boston wins top award at the 2014 International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)! 

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Bible-Belt State Becomes a Climate-Change Battleground

The West Virginia State Board of Education voted for Climate Change not to be treated as a “foregone conclusion” in classrooms last year. The board decided to modify Next Generation Science Standards, the new National Science Standard with curriculum adopted by 26 states.  NGSS was developed to ensure that science education is being taught rigorously, using the professional practices of working scientists and engineers.

Transcending Tuition: The Rise of Massive Open Online Courses

EdX, an online learning platform created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is rolling out 26 Massive Open Online Courses.

Mass Science Fair Whiz Grows Up and Gives Back

Drawing from years of science fair wins on a local, national and international level, Barnas Monteith is quite an authority on how to succeed in these competitions. In his new book  “Dinosaur Eggs and Blue Ribbons: Science Fairs Inside and Out” the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair Co-Chairman aims to inspire young minds to engage in science fairs. He believes that they stimulate innovation and ingenuity in a way that the classroom just can’t.

CEO of Girls Who Code Talks Role Models and “The Imitation Game”

"Keira Knightley is going to be a great role model for young women who are wanting to...pursue STEM careers," Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, told USNews. She was referencing the actress’ role in “The Imitation Game,” a movie about Alan Turing’s attempts to break a Nazi code that would help the Allies win World War II.

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