Media cover third annual Maine Science Festival

The Bangor Daily News, WLBZ (Channel 2) and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the third annual Maine Science Festival, in which the University of Maine is an event partner. Several members of the UMaine community led workshops and participated in the weekend that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. The event was held at various locations in Bangor, including the UMaine Museum of Art where participants helped construct a large-scale, paper mache human skull. The sculpture was created in anticipation of the upcoming Smithsonian exhibit “Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean to Be Human?” at Bangor Public Library, according to the BDN. Sean Taylor, IMRC Center project manager and FAB technician, spoke with WABI about the 3-D printing demo he gave on the last day of the festival. “I usually get a lot of ‘Wow!’ ‘Awesome!’ ‘That’s so cool!’ and I love to hear that, honestly,” Taylor said. “It means that we’re doing something above the white noise of everything else and that we’re really inspiring kids to learn about this stuff.”