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UMaine Hosting 1,500 School Students for Engineering Expo March 3

The Maine Engineers Week Expo will be held Saturday, March 3 at the University of Maine Field House, an annual event that attracts more than 1,500 Maine schoolchildren and adults who’ll see and touch some of the innovative contributions that Maine Engineers make to improve life.

The Expo, organized by the Maine Engineering Promotional Council, is held to encourage Maine youth to pursue engineering careers and add to a diverse and robust future workforce. As many as 50 of Maine’s top engineering firms, schools, educators, government agencies, industries and others will offer hands-on activities and exhibits from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Expo is free and open to the public.

Exhibits will include a working wind tunnel designed and built by Freeport High School students that generates wind of 150 miles per hour, a Bath Iron Works 100-gallon ship modeling tank, robots of all types — including a UMaine Black Bear Robotics Club launcher that will fire free Expo T-shirts into the air — in addition to research projects from the UMaine College of Engineering and Maine Maritime Academy.

Contact: Victoria Blanchette, (207) 581-2204 / (207) 944-2695 (cell) or George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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