SMART featured in 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase

A video about the University of Maine’s SMART INCLUDES program is included in the National Science Foundation’s 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase.

The showcase enables more than 200 federally funded projects, transforming the STEM educational landscape, to share short videos of their work. Researchers, practitioners, policymakers and the general public are invited to post to the discussions, share feedback and vote for their favorite videos. Voting and discussion ends 8 p.m. May 21.

UMaine’s Stormwater Management Research Team (SMART) provides high school students with opportunities to be involved in engineering innovative solutions to stormwater problems. The program was developed with the goal of broadening participation in STEM, especially among female and underrepresented minority students, through community water research.

In fall 2016, UMaine was one of 37 institutions nationwide to receive a first-ever award for the National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering.