Saturday, February 11, 2017

16 Schools Across Maine Awarded Bus Grant to Attend Engineering EXPO March 4th

The Maine Engineering Promotional Council (MEPC) is pleased to announce that 16 schools have been selected as recipients to receive a bus grant to help defer transportation costs to get students to the Maine Engineering Expo at the University of Southern Maine, Gorham campus on March 4th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
The amount of each bus grant is up to $500.00 for direct transportation costs.
Due to the outstanding support of our sponsors, this is the fourth year MEPC was able to provide bus grants to schools throughout Maine.  Reading through the bus grant applications was truly humbling, and we’re excited to provide an opportunity for your students to visit a college campus.  The drive and interest of students of all ages in learning more about STEM career options is inspiring.  And the level of commitment, dedication, and energy from teachers and staff is admirable.  We trust that both students and teachers will find the EXPO rewarding, fun, and educational.
The winning schools are (in no particular order):
  • Oxford Elementary School
  • Winthrop Grade School/Winthrop Middle School
  • Lee Academy
  • Ella Lewis School
  • Madison Area Memorial High School
  • Mt. Abram High School
  • Gray New Gloucester High School
  • Bonny Eagle High School
  • St. John's School
  • Cony Middle School
  • Auburn School Department 21st CCLC After School Programs (in 6 schools)
  • Regional School Unit 24
  • Camden Rockport Middle School
  • Massabesic Middle School
  • Cornville Regional Charter School
  • Leonard Middle School
About MEPC
National Engineers Week was initiated to publicly promote the work and contributions of our nation's engineers. During this week, engineering professionals have a unique opportunity to increase public awareness of the positive contributions engineers make to their communities, to this nation, and to the world. National Engineers Week has grown to involve tens of thousands of engineers in a variety of community outreach activities, including technology exhibits and presentations of student scholarships.
In Maine, Engineers Week has been celebrated through an annual E-Week Banquet and EXPO, where engineers, educators, and students have gathered for hands-on activities and workshops to learn about engineering and what engineers do.
The Maine Engineering Promotional Council (MEPC) works behind the scenes to increase the visibility of engineering in Maine through the two E-Week events where we attract 1700 +/- people each year.  The annual E-Week events are held at either the University of Maine in Orono or the University of Southern Maine in Gorham to cover most of the state. 
The MEPC board is comprised of academic and industry members who all are committed to raising awareness of engineering through the Banquet and EXPO E-Week events.
2016-2017 Board Members
  • Nancy Chapman (US Navy/DOD)
  • Brian Conroy (Central Maine Power)
  • Andrew Cote (Bath Iron Works)
  • Lin Lin, PhD (University of Southern Maine)
  • Pete Mickelson, P.E. (TBM Associates)
  • Mohamad Musavi, PhD (University of Maine)
  • Jim Smith, PhD (University of Southern Maine)
  • Lauren Swett, P.E., M.ASCE (Woodard & Curran)
Executive Director
  • Victoria Wingo (University of Maine)
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