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MSTI 2009

The MSTI 2009 was a great success.  Participants came from 8 Maine middle schools and some were home schooled. Both participants and their parents had great things to say about the program.

MSTI instructor teaching his students“Our son very much enjoyed the experience at the summer transportation engineering camp.  He also benefited from the experience greatly – both during the camp and in the time since.  While he was in the camp, he described the places he had visited, and he began to talk about things around him in ways he hadn’t before.  For example, in the past he would talk about road construction and his focus was on the people who operated the heavy equipment.  After attending the camp, he has noticed things like grade markers and other aspects of the planning and engineering that takes place behind the scenes on a construction project.

He has also started to notice other things around him in ways he hadn’t before.  On a recent fishing trip on the Penobscot River, he acted as our tour guide as we passed Cianbro’s new facility in Brewer.  He amazed our other boating guests by describing how the platforms are assembled, and then transferred to the barge on the waterfront.  This is a direct result of his participation in your summer program.  At home, we have tried to apply the things he has learned to further motivate him to do his best in math, science, and his other studies.  Finally, he enjoyed the other activities planned for these students, and made several new friends as a result of the experience.”

“I wanted to let you know my son more than enjoyed MSTI this summer. On the very first day he said it was better than any summer camp he has ever done. He usually does sports camps. And even after two weeks he was still enjoying every minute of it. He is sad to think he won’t be able to do it again next year. But he has already recruited one of his friends to try it next year.

He came home every afternoon to tell me how much fun the camp was. He couldn’t just pick one favorite thing that he did. He liked the field trips, classroom time with computers and especially the new friends he made. He is even keeping in touch with a few. So, I can’t say enough great things about this camp neither can my son. The only problem is he can’t decide with type of engineer he would like to be. But this has given him many avenues to look into.”

Participants of MSTI 2009

  • Zachary Brady, WS Cohen School, Bangor
  • Jamie Brooks, Veazie Community School, Veazie
  • Samantha Bullard, Herman Middle School, Hermon
  • Alexandra Dobbins, Camden Rockport Middle School, Camden
  • Anna Ellis, Orono Middle School, Orono
  • Nick Gaudet, Leonard Middle School, Old Town
  • Madison Gifford, Veazie Community School, Veazie
  • Allison Gonyar, Veazie Community School, Veazie
  • Sophia Hallett, Veazie Community School, Veazie
  • Zachary Kreitzer, WS Cohen School, Bangor
  • Tyler LeBlanc, Dr. Lewis S Libby School, Milford
  • Andrew Libby, Dr. Lewis S Libby School, Milford
  • Brady MacLeod, Bucksport Middle School, Bucksport
  • Avery McCormack, Leonard Middle School, Old Town
  • Aaron Muth, WS Cohen School, Bangor
  • Andrew Sandweiss, WS Cohen School, Bangor
  • Dexter Sibley, Home School, Monroe
  • Spencer Sibley, Home School, Monroe
  • Steven Vandez, Leonard Middle School, Old Town
  • Rebecca Williams, Dr. Lewis S Libby School, Milford

MSTI 2009 Schedule

Monday
July 13
Tuesday
July 14
Wednesday
July 15
Thursday
July 16
Friday
July 17
Introduction to Workshop

Demonstration on Survey Equipment

Lunch Break

Introduction to CAD

Recreation

(On Campus)

Cole Transportation Museum

Lunch Break

Penobscot Narrow Bridge

Traffic Safety Workshop

State Police Demonstration

Lunch Break

Introduction to CAD

Recreation

(On campus)

Tour of Owls Head Museum

Lunch Break

US Coast Guard Station

Bio-fuel Discussion and Lab tour

Alternative fuel cars

Lunch Break

AEWC Tour

Recreation

(On campus)

Monday
July 20
Tuesday
July 21
Wednesday
July 22
Thursday
July 23
Friday
July 24
MDOT Augusta Visit

Lunch Included

Cruise Control in Autos Workshop

Concrete Workshop

Lunch Break

Competition
Presentation Prep (Mag-Lev or Narrow Bridge Design)

Recreation

(On campus)

Challenger Visit

Lunch Break

Tour of Sign Shop & Design own Sign

Recreation

(On campus)

Construction Site Visit

Lunch Break

Bangor airport tour

Recreation

Innovation competition

Awards and Presentation to parents and guardians

Lunch Banquet

(On campus)

 

MSTI Updates

MSTI application for summer 2013 is due on May 31, 2013

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