Maine Summer Transportation Institute Accepting Applications

The University of Maine is accepting applications for the Maine Summer Transportation Institute.

The free program for area middle school students will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 6–17. It is designed to introduce students at an early age to careers in engineering and Maine’s transportation industry.

About 20 accepted students will participate in field trips, leadership activities and workshops with hands-on laboratory experiences on topics including safety, air-flight simulation, biofuels, wind energy, construction materials and computer-aided design.

The majority of the activities will take place at the Foster Center for Student Innovation, engineering labs and various off-campus locations. Students also will participate in recreational activities at the New Balance Student Recreation Center.

More information and application forms are online. Application and required documents can be mailed to: MSTI, Dean’s Office, College of Engineering, 213 AMC Building, University of Maine, Orono 04469. Application deadline is May 31.