Students from all over Maine are conducting some scientific experiments at UMaine this week.
It’s a new program funded by the National Science Foundation.
It’s a STEM-based program involving students, their communities, teachers, and scientists.
This week, the students will be doing storm water research and learn how to keep water sources healthy and clean.
“We are hoping that they can focus on their education, they can get into a stem field, and also spread the word in their community about their behavior and saving their environment,” said Mohamad Musavi, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering.
“It’s really great because I never really get out of Bangor, so, it’s nice to meet with other students, a really diverse group of people, with new ideas. And, the professors are brilliant and it’s just great to work with them,” said Takquan Parks, a junior at Bangor High School.
Administrators say feedback from this week will used in forming a national program model.