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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Developing Massachusetts' Science and Engineering Talent Pipeline

The Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) recently hosted its annual science and engineering fair at MIT. This past Friday,a delegation of 2007 and 2008 Startup Leadership Program participants, including Ed Chan, Vikas Goyal, Tamara Nazzal, Alok Sathaye, and Rishi Shukla, served as judges at MSSEF. Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach, PhD, the famed Harvard chemist, welcomed the 300+ science fair participants to the Fair. Mish Michaels and Boston's WBZ-4 were on hand to cover the Fair. Check out a clip here. This year students were vying for over $400,000 in prize money and scholarships.

Kicking off its 60th year, MSSEF has played a critical role in building up Massachusetts' science and engineering talent pipeline. MSSEF is widely regarded as one of the nation's top science competitions and continues to fulfill its mission to "increase the awareness of, exposure to, and participation in inquiry-based learning through the development of science and engineering projects by middle school and high school students, and to showcase and celebrate that learning."

Congrats to MSSEF on its 60th anniversary!

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