Times Record speaks with Humphrey for article on new pre-engineering course at Mt. Ararat High School
The Times Record quoted Dana Humphrey, a professor and dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Maine, in an article on a new pre-engineering course at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham. The year-long course will feature hands-on projects and applications like those found in robotics, and is based on an introduction to engineering design course developed by Project Lead the Way, an organization that offers engineering curriculums and programs to schools, the article states. “Pre-engineering programs at the high school level are excellent,” said Humphrey. “It exposes students to what being an engineer is really like and gives them some base level skills, so it gives them a leg up when starting college in engineering and it helps encourage more students to pursue a career in engineering.” The course is open to students in grades 9–12 at Mt. Ararat, and the school expects to enroll 10–15 students this year, The Times Record reported. Students interested in the course can contact their school guidance counselor and reach out to John Stivers, 207.729.6622; firstname.lastname@example.org, the article states.