Bangor students will soon get some extra science experience.
UMaine applied for a competitive “National Science Foundation” grant in collaboration with Bangor High School.
The foundation will award the college more than $700,000 over the next three years to help Bangor High School students with science, technology, engineering, and math….STEM learning.
The high school students will help improve water quality in the area.
The project will add to the students’ hands on STEM learning curriculum.
“We’ve really gone from just an exposure type of a program to them working side by side with mentors and I know that when they work with college students and scientists who can share their knowledge and their craft then their learning becomes real to them, so we’re thrilled,” said Dr. Betsy Webb, Bangor Superintendent of Schools.
The project will kick off in the summer of 2014 when as many as 60 Bangor students will get to go to an all expense paid STEM workshop at the college.
Teachers will also get development training for free.
Bangor’s superintendent hopes this program encourages students to pursue college degrees and careers in STEM fields.