Opportunities for future scientists
The flight of talented students from Maine is exacerbated by a general public perception that “there are no jobs in Maine”. While some industries in Maine are struggling for a multitude of reasons, the bioscience industry in Maine is thriving and offers significant opportunities for Maine students and the broader workforce. BioME middle school programs are being coordinated with the hope to ignite a passion for science and to create lasting interactions between students, industry, and research.
ME Bioscience Day
ME Bioscience Day is a statewide event for Maine middle schools students that focuses on educating Maine’s youth about the different career paths and opportunities available in the life sciences industry. Both in-person and virtual formats, scientists and life science professionals talk with students about their career, their daily tasks, and opportunities available within the industry.
Science Summer Camp Scholarships
Each year, BioME funds 4 middle school student scholarships in the form of 1-week-long summer science camps at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, ME. Eligible students must be age 11-14 and attend one of the schools that participated in ME Bioscience Day.