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.

Massachusetts Science Fair Superstars Compete at Intel ISEF

Some of the world's brightest high school students -- including 24 from Massachusetts -- have converged on Phoenix, Arizona this week to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering

Millennium Makes a Difference at the State High School Fair

A dedicated group of volunteers from Millennium Pharmaceuticals descended upon MIT on Friday, May 3 to judge the best-of-the-best science and engineering projects (including that of 2013 Grand Prize Winner, Nicholas Cyganski, left) on exhibit at the 64th annual State High School Science & Engineering Fair.

Massachusetts Students Compete in Prestigious BioGENEius Challenge

Adrian Haber (left) of Boston Latin School and Rahi Punjabi of Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough were selected to represent Massachusetts at an international science fair competition

Boston Middle School Student Lights Up White House Science Fair

President Obama took a tour of more than 30 science, technology and engineering projects on Monday, April 22nd in his third White House Science Fair. Exhibits included a bicycle-pedal powered water filtration system created by Payton Karr and Kiona Elliot, classmates at Northeast High School of Oakland Park, Florida, that was tested by the commander-in-chief himself.

Cambridge Science Festival Science Carnival and Robot Zoo is a Hit!

Last week, thousands gathered to hear about the wonders of science and engineering from hundreds of Massachusetts organizations.  Tables filled with activities lit up children's faces and intrigued their parents.  For four hours, these activities took over the Cambridge Public Library and the surrounding lawn and field house.

East Boston Students Learn Science through Service

For the past year a group of 10 East Boston High School (EBHS) students with the guidance of two EBHS teachers have been learning science and helping their community.

Working Engineering into K-12 Curricula

Many feel that when people refer to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) they are really just talking about science and math. Technology and engineering often get put aside in K-12 classrooms to focus on the fundamentals of science and mathematics.  However, things are starting to change.  As the need for students with engineering and technology skills increases the need to teach students these skills before they reach college has become apparent.

US2020 Initiative Launched

The Boston-based non-profit Citizen Schools has long been working with corporate partners to bring exciting STEM experiences into the classroom and give students access to STEM professionals.

Project Based Learning: The Fifth Academic Class

MSSEF received notification of an opportunity through the UMass STEM Ed Institute that we thought we’d share with "Inquiry First" readers.  Mohawk Trail High School has been a long-time participant in the Massachusetts State Science Fair program.

The UMass STEM Ed Institute Tuesday Seminar Series presents:
Wayne Kermenski
Science Teacher, Mohawk Trail Regional School District
Project Based Learning, the Fifth Academic Class

Science Fair Coordinator Awarded Aerospace “Teacher of the Year”

Samidha Sane, 8th grade science teacher and science fair coordinator at the Locke Middle School in Billerica, received the Aerospace Teacher of the Year award from the Massachusetts Wing Civi

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