Office of International Programs hosted Maine Central Institute and partners from Taiwan

The Office of International Programs hosted Maine Central Institute, an independent high school based in Pittsfield, and their partner institutions from Taiwan for a full day of tours on the University of Maine campus. The group was made up of over 70 students and nearly 30 adults, including principals, teachers and the director general of the Taoyuan City Government Department of Education in Taiwan. 

The group toured the Advanced Structures and Composites Center – including the world’s largest 3-D polymer printer – and learned about the Pulp and Paper Foundation and labs within the Chemical Engineering department. They received a personal guided tour of the new, nearly-completed Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center led by Dana Humphrey, dean of the College of Engineering. The tour also included an experience for the students at the Maine Bound ropes course, where they worked in teams to complete each activity. 

The UMaine and Taiwan delegation exchanged gifts in a formal ceremony following the tour.