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.

Grad Student Wants Science to Be a Story

Last year, Tyler Dewitt, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave an inspiring talk at Tedx Beacon Street, recently made available online.

Gender Aspects of the Science Fair Experience

MSSEF board member and award-winning meteorologist Mish Michaels collaborated with Gerhard Sonnert and Philip Sadler, both of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, on an article that explores the relationship between gender and the science fair experience.  Entitled, "Gender Aspects of Participation, Support, and Success in a State Science Fair," the paper considers data from student part

Science Fair Judges Needed for the State Fair!

The Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to work on independent research projects in science and engineering.

Science Club for Girls Partners with Boys and Girls Club in Fitchburg

The Cambridge-based non-profit Science Club for Girls has been partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster to bring hands-on science activities to girls grades 2-7 at their club.  A recent grant from the

Boston Museums Celebrate National Engineers Week

The MIT Museum and Boston's Museum of Science have a week of hands-on activities planned to mark the week long celebration of engineering occurring to school vacation week (February 18th - February 22nd) .

Prime Seating for Science Fair Standout at State of the Union Address

President Obama can be assured that his wife is in good company tonight as he takes the stage for the State of the Union address.

Researchers Suggest Cultural Forces Impede U.S. Girls' Performance in Science

In 65 countries, 15-year-old girls performed better than their male peers on a science test given by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.  In the United States, however, boys outperformed girls.  What's the disconnect in America?  Researchers think that stereotypes may have something to do with it.


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