IEEE STEM Ambassadors Program

Ron Brown working with the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, MMSA, again organized and participated in the STEM Ambassadors Program.  The program is  generously supported by Texas Instruments.  This program brings together Maine science teachers and technical professionals.  In it the teachers visit a technical facility and learn what engineers do, learn an engineering project with a technical professional, and are matched with one.  Later the techie goes into the teacher’s classroom to work the project with the students and discuss engineering as a career.  The goal is that more students will go into technical disciplines.  This year Central Maine Power on March 13, 2017 and Baker Company on March 16, 2017 were the companies that participated.  At CMP the teachers learned first hand what it takes to effectively operate an electric utility while at Baker they learned about the design, manufacture, and support of equipment for medical research.