Welcome - Who We Are
The Maine Mathematics Science and Engineering Talent Search Program provides CEU courses, mathematics competitions, programs interactive exhibits, shows in libraries, schools, museums, resort areas from pre-K to adult learners. The Maine Mathematics Science and Engineering Talent Search Program, founded in 1998, is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to the development of learning mathematics through variety of programs and approaches.
What began as a program in correspondence problem solving quickly expanded its capabilities into four other areas: 1) problem solving programs for younger students; 2) after school junior engineering and mathematics programs 3) teaching modular origami to all ages from Kindergarten; 4) CEU courses for teachers and college students to combinatorics and computational geometry a completely novel and unfortunately often misinterpreted area in the State of Maine, but internationally an important field from medical research to architecture to computational geometry.
The MMSETS Programs Points of Pride Include:
- Nomination of the founder, Eva Szillery for the 2000 National Science Foundation PAESMEM Award by MIT Professor Seymour Papert
- Starting the teaching of Modular Origami in the Context of Mathematics and Engineering in Maine
- Eva Szillery receiving the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation Educator Recognition Award in 2005
- Teaching CEU courses for in-service teachers in Singapore Mathematics and the Harkness Method
- Due to the potential benefit as way of identifying talented students, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Maine has been supporting MMSETS by the way of providing graduate and undergraduate help to the MMSETS Program.
This site allows you to get familiar with our work, download the brochures of our programs and registration forms, and keep up with the latest news from the MMSETS and associated organizations in junior engineering and mathematics.
Making engineering and problem solving part of the culture, bonding to the community with engineering initiatives, career preparation, increasing the aspirations of students are benchmarks in creating a high quality place that attracts and retains workers who create knowledge or use knowledge to create new products, processes and services.
ANNOUNCING SPRING 2016 PROGRAMS!
- NEW!! Enrichment Mathematics (grades 3-5) - Kennebunk - January - April 2016
- NEW!! Enrichment Mathematics (grades 6-8) - Kennebunk - January - April 2016
- NEW!! Enrichment Mathematics (grades 3-5) - Falmouth - January - April 2016
- NEW!! Enrichment Mathematics (grades 6-8) - Falmouth - January - April 2016
- NEW!! Enrichment Mathematics (grades 3-5) - Hampden - January - April 2016
- NEW!! Enrichment Mathematics (grades 6-8) - Hampden - January - April 2016
- NEW!! Junior Engineering - Bangor - Spring 2016
ANNOUNCING THE NEW MMSETS CORRESPONDENCE PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAM!
NEW!! Students in grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the MMSETS take home or correspondence problem solving program. Standard problem sets are created by mathematicians and engineers from the MMSETS Program. Students work independently at home for three week period on each problem set consisting of ten problems. This gives students time to solve problems they did not think they were capable to solve, improve their reasoning skills, discover the joy of challenging themselves. More information and the registration form can be found here:
INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THE WORK OF MMSETS?
Are you interested in supporting the work of MMSETS through a donation? The link below allows for donations through PayPal! We will soon be adding the ability to pay for programs through PayPal as well... stay tuned!
INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2015-2016 AMC COMPETITIONS HAS BEEN POSTED!
The Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions are the longest-running, most prestigious math competitions in the US. Competitions are offered for students ages 8 to 19.5. AMC competitions offer free student registration! AMC Competitions provide an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance problem-solving skills.
MMSETS IS PLEASED TO OFFER INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP TUTORING, FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
For over 16 years, the Maine Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Talents Search (MMSETS) has been offering a variety of mathematics, engineering, and problem-solving enrichment classes for children and adults alike. MMSETS has offered after school and vacation workshops for children, problem solving competitions, workshops for children and adults, and continuing education and curriculum development classes for teachers. MMSETS is pleased to now offer individual and small group tutoring for students in grades 3 through 16! Specialty area include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, discrete math, and probability and statistics.