The Maine Engineering Promotional Council (MEPC) has announced that 10 schools have been selected to receive a bus grant to defer transportation costs for students to attend the Maine Engineering Expo at the University of Maine at Orono campus on March 22. The amount of each bus grant is up to $500 for direct transportation costs.
Due to the outstanding support of sponsors, this is the first year MEPC was able to provide 10 bus grants to schools all over Maine. A total of 27 bus grant applications were received for schools from St. Agatha to York. MEPC officials wish to thank all of the schools for their interest in the grant program.
“Reading through the bus grant applications was truly humbling, and making decisions on the bus grant recipients was not easy. The drive and interest of students of all ages in learning more about STEM career options is inspiring,” said Mark Bergeron, President of MEPC. “And the level of commitment, dedication and energy from teachers and staff is admirable. We trust that both students and teachers will find the Expo rewarding, fun and educational.”
The 10 winning schools are, in no particular order: Lawrence Junior High School, Fairfield; Upward Bound math/science, statewide; Madawaska High School, Madawaska; University of Maine Co-op 4H, Presque Isle and Houlton; Lewiston public schools, Lewiston; Winthrop High School, Winthrop; Gardiner Middle/High School, Gardiner; Mount Blue campus, Farmington; Park Avenue Elementary, Auburn; and Wisdom Middle/High School, St. Agatha.