Bangor High School Receives Grant For STEM Academy

A local school is getting a nice boost from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation.Bangor High School’s STEM Academy will get $54,000 over the next three years.The STEM program involves science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.The grant will help fund students taking part in summer research projects.”The foundation is very pleased to support this program. It really is a very innovative program. The first we’ve seen like this, and we really understand the importance of STEM education,” said Stacy Haskell, the Community Relations Assistant Vice President at Bangor Savings Bank.”I think our program is separate from the others, in that, not only do we expose students to STEM concepts, we have them apply them, and they’re actually doing the science with a mentor, and so we’re thrilled. This really is another level of excellence for our program and we couldn’t be more pleased with their support and their funding,” said Betsy Webb, Bangor School System Superintendent.Students going through the STEM academy work with mentors, many from UMaine.The program starts freshman year, giving students a hands-on opportunity to work on projects throughout their high school careers.