Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Looking to bring an engineer into your classroom? For over three years, the Engineering Ambassadors program has paired local engineers and other STEM professionals with teachers and their students to bring engaging design challenges to middle and secondary classrooms in the greater Portland area. This year the program has expanded to include both middle and high school educators as well as afterschool providers. This year, two themed workshops are being offered, each being graciously hosted by a Maine STEM companies: The Baker Company in Sanford and Central Maine Power in Augusta.
Teachers attending the workshops will go on an interactive tour of the facility where they meet with STEM professionals, learning about their background and roles along the way. During the second part of the workshop, engineers from the host company and from a variety of other companies will join us for lunch and partner with teachers to work through an engineering design problem that will later be done together, back in the classroom. Workshops run from 10 am – 2:30 pm.
There is no cost to participate and substitute reimbursement is available for classroom teachers. Teachers will leave the workshop with a classroom set of the hands-on supplies need to carry out the engineering activity, engineering teaching resources, including two video stories of Maine engineers, and a scheduled time for an engineer/STEM professional to visit their classroom. Lunch is generously provided by the host company.
March 13, Central Maine Power, Augusta (snow date, March 16) Electrical systems
March 15, The Baker Company, Sanford (snow date, March 16) Developers of biochemical containment and filtration equipment