SPECIAL PRESENTATION FOR SPONSORS, PARTNERS & FRIENDS 2011 REVIEW
ABOUT MSSEFMission: Integrating inquiry-based learning into K-12 STEM classrooms, and extending inquiry activities into student research projects in science and engineeringAudiences: Middle & High School -- Grades 6-12 -Students Teachers -School Administrators Science/Engineering Coordinators -Volunteer scientists/engineers from industry & academiaPrograms: Statewide science fair programs in Massachusetts schools Curious Minds Initiative (CMI) Regional Science Fair Leadership Council International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)
THE 2011 SCIENCE FAIRSShowcasing year-long research by MA students MA High School @ MIT MA Middle School @ Worcester Tech HS International @ Los Angeles
MASSACHUSETTS STATE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR May 5 7, 2011 Arrival Set Up Final Instructions Before Judging
HIGH SCHOOL JUDGESRecord Number -- 296 Volunteers! Orientation, Student Interviews, Camaraderie, Snack Breaks
SCIENCE FAIR BANQUET FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL !DJ, Music, Dancing, Giveaways, Fun & Relaxing After a long day of judging and presentations
MASSACHUSETTS MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR June 4, 2011
Financial Aid Seminar for Central MAScience Fair Parents Middle SchoolGEMS Workshop for Middle & Science FairHigh School Science Teachers STEM EXPO
AWARD RECOGNITION CEREMONY Record number of students in Fair 2011 Cabot Grand Prize Winners
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR May 8-13, 2011 19 MA Delegates (left) Compete with Over 1,600 Delegates from 60 Countries Around the World
AROUND ISEF !Project Set- Up; Formal Evening; Our Delegates with Commonwealth Flag; Project Presentations; Award Ceremony; a MA Winner!
CURIOUS MINDS INITIATIVEHelping schools develop a culture of STEM inquiry & science fair programs Graduate Level Professional Development Courses for Science Teachers Teaching Science Through the Inquiry Process TSIP Organizing a Science Fair OSEF Project-based Classroom Science PCS
TSIP & OSEF COURSES IN SUMMER PCS PILOT IN FALL Hosts: Regis College, UMASS Boston & EDC
MSSEF Partnerships BuildingNext Generation STEM Workforce THE CHALLENGE it, the skills needed to keep it running. But prospective [job] candidates lack the skills required to fill these [new] roles. The MASS HIGH TECH, July 20, 2011 By Mike Rhodin, senior VP, software solutions, IBM Corp. way to teach STEM Making STEM relevant, demanding, rigorous, exciting Enabling students to learn to think for themselves Building corporate and academic partnerships to solve the challenge together!
IN APPRECIATIONThrough the generosity of our sponsors and donors, scienceeducators, volunteers and collaborators, thousands of Massachusettshigh and middle school students have experienced science throughinquiry and hands-on experiences during the past year.Your support is highly valued. We look forward to your continuedparticipation as the new school year begins.The MSSEF Board of Directors extends appreciation and thanks to allof our valued friends.
An Experience That Lasts a Lifetime Barnas G. Monteith, Chair, Board of Directors Cora Beth Abel, Executive Director Ellie Tishler, Director of Corporate Development Brownwen Beaudoin, Manager of Programs www.scifair.com