Club offers teacher scholarships for MIT science, engineering program

The MIT Alumni Club of Maine is inviting Maine middle- and high-school science, engineering, and math teachers to apply for Club scholarships for this summer’s MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT), which takes place June 24-30 at MIT.

SEPT is a one-week, residential  program that helps middle- and high-school teachers better engage their students with exciting science and related technical curricula.

The week-long program offers lectures on a range of science and engineering topics that emphasize the results of cutting-edge research, and hands-on laboratory sessions that employ science teaching tools that can be brought back to the classroom.

The program, which has operated more than 20 years, runs June 24-30; the class size is limited to 30 teachers.

Visit MIT’s website for a complete description of the Science and Engineering Program for Teachers. Completion of the program results in four continuing-education credits.

The two scholarships offered by the MIT Alumni Club each cover the $900 program fee. To apply, download the application from the above website and email it to The scholarship application deadline is Feb. 20.

Scholarship selections will be made by Feb. 22. Applications are due to MIT by March 1.

Contact John Gibbons for more information at or 207-542-9098.