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Time to get growing...

As we settle into school routines, we're hearing from more teachers and students who are looking to be Science Fair Ready. 

Please encourage interested students to sign up for the programs below if applicable.

  • BIPOC Coaching Program for students who identify as Black, Latinx and Indigenous
  • Think Tank program launch for students interested in projects about sustainability or public health

And don't miss out on Virtual Office Hours

  • Office Hours for Teachers - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 4pm on zoom.
  • Office Hours for Students - 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 4pm on zoom

This is an opportunity to ask questions of MSEF about projects, paperwork, and potential resources.  SIGN UP HERE

And since paperwork is a fact of life, check out the updated zFairs tutorial. More information below.

Mentoring Opportunities for Students


MSEF's Think Tank Program: Applications open now

MSEF's Think Tank is an opportunity for students to build a community around STEM-related interests and passions. Using a virtual communication platform, they'll access mentor feedback and advice through video calls and "live" online chats at key milestones of their projects. In addition, they'll also interact with other students and participate in collaborative conversations about "big picture" ideas - this year's focus is on sustainability and public health.

Learn more here

MSEF's BIPOC Coaching Program: Applications open now

This program matches high school students identifying as Black, LatinX, and Indigenous with coaches from across industry and academia that identify equally. 

Students will have access to MSEF workshops designed to help with project focus and resource orientation, and connection to opportunities promoting BIPOC leadership and inclusivity in STEM. Students do not need to have their project focus selected before joining.

Learn more here

zFairs Student Tutorial

We've updated the zFairs Student Tutorial to walk through the process of setting up an account and navigating the paperwork system.

For those who have used zFairs in past year, there are some changes that have been put into place to streamline the process.

Please review these slides and check out the video here. (Corrected link)

As a reminder, teachers need to set up an account before students. Consult the zFairs links for the town where your school is located on this page of the website:

High School Student zFairs Tutorial
Click Here for the Science Fair Ready Checklist

If you missed last months newsletter about policies and programs, you can find the info here. As always, let us know how we can help. We'll be at the MAST conference on November 9th -- perhaps we'll see you there!

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Rebekah Stendahl

Program Director

Advancing science and engineering literacy since 1949, the Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair (MSEF) was founded by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, MIT professors, and a group of pioneering K-12 science educators. 

MSEF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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