February 21, 2018
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MSSM Vies for $25,000 Grant

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U.S. Cellular Representative Gary Hebert presents MSSM Science Instructor Deb McGann with grant certificate.

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) is vying against more than 3,700 schools across America for the chance to win $25,000 through U.S. Cellular’s “Calling All Communities” program. The program will award $25,000 each to the 20 schools who receive the most votes via the U.S. Cellular website. MSSM is currently ranked in 21st place.

Voting ends on November 25; the public can vote at the Calling All Communities website (callingallcommunities.dachisdev.com/).

If MSSM succeeds in reaching the top 20, it will mark the second grant they have received from U.S. Cellular this year.

In early November, MSSM received $981 through the wireless carrier’s “Calling All Teachers” campaign. That grant was used to purchase chemistry probes for measuring changes in temperature, pH, chloride ions, and nitrogen. Working with the new probes and collecting new types of data will lead to more experience in data analysis, which is a great boon for budding scientists.