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.

Click2Science: STEM resources for Out of School Providers

As important as it is to keep growing STEM options in the classroom, exposure to STEM possibilities with opportunities to explore outside of the classroom are also key. To that end, there is a new business called Click2Science. Designed to be used by staff who work with kids in out-of-school programs, this free site offers a variety of videos and other resources to expand the tool kit for teachers, coaches, and trainers. The site will continue to be developed and add more content over the course of 2014.

The Art of STEM

As our society grows increasingly technical in nature, and both needs and wants to be more innovative in engineering and science, careers in STEM fields are growing while the number of people entering those fields is not keeping up. This has spurred on the push to find more ways to inspire kids to pursue science and math in school.

2014 Science Writing Workshops for Teachers

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, four workshops for teachers on science writing will be offered in March of 2014.

Exploring Engineering Education in Middle School

Museum of Science, BostonIn partnership with a program at the Museum of Science in Boston, some fifth-grade students are getting a rare opportunity to look more closely at engineering.

Hopkinton High School Remains a State Leader

The Massachusetts state average in standardized testing for science is 72%.

Upcoming Gateway Project Events

The Gateway Project is offering a series of workshops in 2014 which will be of interest to STEM educators. Click on the photo below for details on this year's activities and the goals of the Project. For more information, email gateway@mos.org.

Early Project-Based Learning Experiences Pay Off Long-Term

While traveling, many people have a tendency to keep to themselves. We get lost in our devices or a good book, and often deliberately avoid random chit-chat with fellow travelers. Sometimes, though, engaging can lead to meaningful exchanges.

Peer Pressure Impact on Girls and Minorities in STEM Tracks

Peer pressure is a force in all of our lives, and that's especially so for school-aged kids. It's been shown that the middle school years are when girls tend to start turning away from math and science. Psychology researcher Nilanjana Dasgupta from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is starting to investigate the factors contributing into that trend.

How Far Can STEM Take You? Jack Andraka on The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report had a very special guest on his October 30, 2013 show: teen scientist Jack Andraka.

Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), at the age of just 16 years old, Andraka developed a simple and inexpensive test for pancreatic cancer. He talks about that test and his work in general in this fun little interview.

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