Houlton High School arranged a trip to University of Maine at Orono where faculty walked some of the students through the engineering programs. Students from the junior class, and particularly the physics classes, were invited to attend. Houlton had 23 students attend the field trip.
Students were introduced to the chemical engineering program where they addressed the paper and pulp industry and included the biochemical engineering program where a demonstration was given in the use of gold filaments that are being used to help detect early onset of pancreatic cancer. The tour also included a visit to the civil and mechanical engineering programs that are designing and testing equipment around production of structural bridges and wind turbine machinery.
FIELD TRIP — Several Houlton High School students traveled to University of Maine at Orono where faculty walked some of the students through the engineering programs. Students from the junior class, and particularly the physics classes, were invited to attend. Among the Houlton students attending were, from left, Elyjah Crockett, Isaac Morse, Barrett Dunn, Robbie Woods, Kole Buzzeo, Alex Casillas and Ryan Tribou.
The students were intrigued with the University of Maine’s vision for endorsing technology in Maine’s future.
Students and adults attending were: Chase Brewer, Cecil Gogan, Ethan Nickerson, Steven Phillips, Emily Dee, Kole Buzzeo, Isaac Cone, Connor Cleary, Alex Casillas, Josh Sullivan, Isaac Morse, Michael Blake, Robby Woods, Barrett Dunn, Alex York, Amelia St. John, Cooper Blake, Lucas Sewell, Caeley Brown, Nick Guiod, Logan Boyd, Elyjah Crockett, Ryan Tribou, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. McPartland.