Penobscot Bay Pilot, Republican Journal report Hutchinson Center to offer tuition-free early college oceanography course

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and Republican Journal reported the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast will offer a tuition-free early college course, Concepts of Oceanography, to qualified high school students this summer. The course is offered through a partnership with the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, and will meet 3–8:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays July 15–Aug. 26. The four-credit course includes a laboratory section and will focus on basic concepts in physical, geological, chemical and biological oceanography, including an introduction to the relationship between the ocean and the atmosphere, and a discussion of global change issues, the articles state. “Taking UMaine’s concepts in oceanography is a great way for high school students to get a jump-start on all STEM-related majors,” said Nancy Bergerson, coordinator of student support services at the Hutchinson Center. “This is an amazing opportunity for students to save time and money and to begin their college career while still in high school.” For more information, contact Allison Small, 207.581.8004;