Free 2 Weeks Engineering Camp in UMaine for Middle School Students

Posted May 08, 2013, at 9:49 a.m.
Last modified May 08, 2013, at 10:44 a.m.
Participants designing road safety plan at construction sites.
Participants designing road safety plan at construction sites.

Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 19, 2013; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Foster Student Innovation Center, University of Maine, ORONO, ME 04469

Contact: Sheila Pendse; 207-581-2225


ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is accepting registrations until May 31 for its Maine Summer Transportation Institute, July 8-19 for area middle school students. The institute will run each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the two weeks and is free.

The summer program is supported by Civil Rights Offices of Federal High Way Administration and Maine Department of Transportation, and UMaine College of Engineering. As participants in the annual transportation institute, up to 20 students from the greater Bangor area will get a close look at careers in engineering and transportation.

It is designed to introduce students at an early age to jobs and careers available in Maine’s transportation industry. Activities will focus on electrical, mechanical, chemical, and civil engineering, and physical science projects. Accepted students will participate in field trips, leadership, and team-building activities, a series of age-appropriate workshops with hands-on laboratory experiences all related to transportation mode, safety and products, air flight simulation, bio fuels, wind energy, construction materials, and computer-aided design.

Students also will participate in recreational activities at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. The majority of the daylong activities will take place at the Bion and Dorain Foster Student Innovation Center, at different engineering labs and at various off-campus locations.

For more information and application forms, please go to www.umaine/

Application and required documents can be mailed to: MSTI, Dean’s Office, College of Engineering, 213 AMC Building, University of Maine, Orono, 04469.

Contact: Sheila Pendse, (207) 581-2225