The Regional Science Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School began as a collaboration with teachers and administrators from schools in Massachusetts and Worcester Foundation scientists in November, 1994. In July, 1997 the Worcester Foundation merged with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The Regional Science Resource Center then became part of UMMS' educational outreach efforts through the Office of School Services. The Resource Center helps teachers to implement more inquiry-based, student-centered science in all classrooms by providing ongoing technical support, access to materials and equipment, space for scientific investigations, and professional development opportunities. All of our initiatives focus on supporting the implementation of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in Science and Technology/Engineering and making inquiry-based science education a reality in classrooms. More recently, we have expanded our efforts to also include support for K-12 standards-based mathematics education.
For additional educational opportunities, visit the Office of Outreach Programs.