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Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future (SELF) for High School Students


SELF Participants 2014

SELF Participants 2014

Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future (SELF)

2017 SELF Information Flyer for High School Students

DATES FOR SELF 2017 WILL BE FROM JUNE 25th – JUNE 28th, 2017.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS March 31, 2017.

 

 

Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future (SELF) Application 2017

Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly. Contact sheila.pendse@maine.edu for any questions. Send your report card and recommendation letter to Sheila Pendse, 213 AMC Building, UMaine College of Engineering, Orono, ME 04469 or email.
  • Please send you report card and letter of recommendation to email: sheila.pendse@maine.edu or mail to: 213 AMC Building, College of Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. This is a rolling application, earlier you apply, you have a better chance of being accepted.

Connecting young rural girls  to STEM careers through research, mentoring and community service in forest bioproducts

The  SELF Institute is a residential program for Maine’s rural  high  school  students. The three-and-a- half day  program will focus  on the  responsible use of forest  ecosystems as a building block for sustainable and  renewable energy. Students will explore  cutting-edge forest  bioproducts research at the  University of Maine  by participating in demonstrations, hands-on projects and  field trips. Recreational activities at the  New  Balance  Student Recreation Center are  also planned.

This program is a partnership  between College of Engineering, Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, and University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H funded by the  National Institute of Food and  Agriculture (NIFA), USDA — Women  and  Minorities (WAM) in STEM Fields  Program award number 2013-38503-21072.

 Institute activities include:

  • Demonstrations of physical principles and  properties of wood  and  wood  products
  •  Visiting University Forest to learn  about harvest methods and  systems, logging equipment and  costs
  • Observation and  work  on chemical and  physical processes in the  making of transportation fuels (ethanol, jet fuel) from woody  biomass and  estimate the cost  of manufacturing
  • Analysis of sustainability attitudes
  • Focus group on renewable energy in Maine

To qualify for the institute applicants must:

  •  Be a high school student, preferably a sophomore from rural Maine
  • Have an interest in science and technology
  • Submit a report card
  • Submit an essay on why  she wants to participate in the institute
  • Have at least one  letter  of recommendation

For more information contact:

sheila.pendse@maine.edu

Phone: 207-581-2225

Making icecream with liquid nitrogen

Making icecream with liquid nitrogen

Presentation

Presentation

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

SELF Group 2015

SELF 2015 Participants

Winning Team

Winning Team

Working on Electrical Circuits

Working on Electrical Circuits

Closing Luncheon with Parents

Closing Luncheon with Parents

Designing Experiments

Designing Experiments

Having Fun and Learning about Chemical Reaction

Having Fun and Learning about Chemical Reaction

Engineering Faculty Panel

Engineering Faculty Panel

Engineering Student Panel

Engineering Student Panel

Generating Energy from charcoal

Generating Energy from charcoal

 

 

Participants in the forest

Participants in the forest 2014