For 49 years, the Consider Engineering program has been offered by the UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation. Despite the unusual circumstances of this year, we were determined to make it available to as many students as possible. Unable to bring students to campus in July, we hosted two separate one-day sessions of Consider Engineering on the UMaine campus this fall. The nearly 70 high school students who participated have just begun their senior year of high school.

The Consider Engineering program is an introductory look at all the different disciplines offered by UMaine’s College of Engineering, including the School of Engineering Technology.

Consider Engineering is designed to challenge participants, answer questions, and show what engineering majors and programs are available to study at UMaine. This fall we offered the students many of the same opportunities we offer in a typical four-day summer program. They met UMaine engineering professors, current engineering students, completed a construction design project, and competed in the “I AM an Engineer” competition. In addition, they had the opportunity to participate in an interactive Zoom session with engineers from Sappi. Participants also got to hear from our current engineering students about some of the unique projects they worked on during their co-op experiences. We concluded with a design competition, a Zoom visit from Dean Dana Humphrey, and the awarding of prizes.

Participants were blown away hearing about the incredible impact you can have as an engineer!

Program information as well as the application for Consider Engineering 2021 can be found here. You may also call the Foundation office at 207-581-2297. The deadline to apply for admission to Consider Engineering 2021 is April 15th.