Teacher Fellows




MMSA is pleased to offer its eighth year of Maine State Science Fair Teacher Fellowships to high school STEM teachers. Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) recognizes students for their original research in a dozen categories including engineering, computer science, math, and behavioral sciences. Teachers are invited to apply if their school has not been involved with MSSF in the last five years.

Teacher Fellows will be eligible for stipends of $700-1,500 if they coach their students to compete at the Maine State Science Fair on April 1, 2023. To apply, please complete the registration form below by June 1, 2022.

Teacher Fellows receive year-round support from Science Fair staff and are encouraged to attend a free workshop on June 29-30 at University of Maine in Orono. MMSA covers lodging expenses and provides food for this two-day professional development session. An additional stipend of $500 is available for teachers who complete our summer professional development program.

Since the program began in 2016, our Teacher Fellows made it possible for 600+ students to compete at MSSF. Those students have come from all over Maine and their projects covered a broad swath of subjects, including:

  • Mackenzie Jones of Nokomis Regional High School examined used a cloud chamber to study time dilation and received a full-tuition scholarship from the University of Maine in 2022.
  • Tomas Cundick of Foster Technical Center examined a method to strengthen 3D-printed materials and received a $5,000 scholarship to University of Southern Maine in 2021.
  • Ariel Larrabee of Hancock County Technical Center created biodegradable fishing lures, placing second in the Materials Science category and receiving scholarships to UMaine, College of the Atlantic, and Husson University in 2020.

Contact Stefany Burrell with questions about the MSSF Teacher Fellows program.