UMaine centers, programs to participate March 28 in Maine State Science Fair on campus

The University of Maine will host the 74th Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) on Saturday, March 28 at the Alfond Arena. UMaine is a leading supporter of the Maine State Science Fair and is proud to host the 2020 event.

Three hundred Maine high school students from more than 40 schools will present their original research and engineering projects at the fair. Over 100 STEM professionals, including UMaine faculty and staff, will select the most innovative and impactful projects across all STEM disciplines (biomedicine, computer science, energy, mechanics, mathematics, ecology and others). Top students will be awarded prizes, including significant UMaine scholarships and opportunities to join undergraduate Honors programs to facilitate future research.

MSSF is a chance to highlight the research strengths of UMaine and attract talented STEM students. This year, students will have the opportunity to sign up for a tour of one campus research center or program. Select research centers and programs will open their doors for short visits or brief hands-on experiences 1–2:30 p.m. March 28.