Public Invitation to Student Research and Career Symposium

By University of Maine Hutchinson Center | Jul 10, 2012
Photo by: FHC staff UMaine Hutchinson Center and area high schools offered a dual credit science program this summer.  The program will culminate with a Research Symposium on July 13th beginning at 5:30 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

Belfast.  Eleven students in the UMaine Summer course at the UMaine Hutchinson Center this summer (INT 188: Introduction to Integrated Science and Career Exploration) will present the results of their research projects at our FIRST ANNUAL HUTCHINSON CENTER STUDENT RESEARCH and CAREER SYMPOSIUM next Friday (July 13) at the Hutchinson Center from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Symposium will be in the form of a scientific research poster session, where the audience is invited to wander around and view the students' research posters, hear students discuss their work and ask them questions individually.  From 6:00 - 6:30, an informal panel of three scientists and medical professionals will share briefly about their work and careers (Pete Bixler, Ingredients Solutions, Inc.; Erin Belaire, Waldo County General Hospital; John Tipping, Lotic, Inc.) .

We would like to invite local educators, business people, and others who are interested to attend the Symposium to hear students present the results of their research and the career plans they have developed.  The event is open to the community.

The course, INT 188, is a two-credit undergraduate course that offers high school juniors and seniors and first-year college students opportunity to conduct scientific research in Hutchinson Center labs, job shadow in a local STEM-related job, and apply math and language arts skills to communicate scientific ideas.  A full description of the course is below.  This year's program is made possible through a grant from the Maine Community Foundation, and with support from Front Street Shipyard, RSU 20, RSU 3, Five Towns School District, and private donors.  We also thank local businesses who are hosting INT 188 students in job shadows: Waldo County General Hospital, Searsport Veterinary Hospital, Front Street Shipyard, Ingredients Solutions, Inc., Penobscot Marine Museum, Lotic, Inc. Environmental Consulting, and Evergreen Home Performance, LLC.

We hope you'll be able to join us to learn about what students have been researching this summer at the Hutchinson Center.  FMI call the UMaine Hutchinson Center at 338-8000.

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