Maine teachers invited to apply for STEM scholarship

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alumni Club of Maine is inviting Maine middle school and high school science and engineering teachers to apply for Club scholarships to the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT) which will be held June 21-27.

SEPT is a one-week, residential program at MIT whose purpose is to extend the ability of middle school and high school teachers to engage their students in science and related technical curricula. MIT’s objective in running SEPT is to create an ever-growing cadre of teachers who have been through the program and have returned to their districts and shared what they have learned with other teachers.

Now in its 26th year, SEPT consists of a broad update on modern science and engineering, with lectures on a range of science and engineering topics emphasizing cutting-edge research results, plus hands-on laboratory sessions organized around science teaching tools that can be brought back to the classroom. Completion of the program results in four continuing-education credits.

The MIT Alumni Club of Maine is a professional and fraternal association of MIT alumni who reside in the State. Part of the Club’s mission is to promote science and engineering literacy among Maine high school students, and to encourage them to consider science and engineering professions. The MIT Club is offering two scholarships, covering MIT’s fee ($1100) for the program, to teachers who are interested in participating in SEPT this summer.

To apply for a Club scholarship, please download the SEPT application, and submit the completed application to the Club (not to MIT) by emailing it to jgibbons@alum.mit.edu. The deadline for submitting applications to the Club is Feb. 20. The scholarship awards will be made by Feb. 25 and applications are due to MIT by March 1.

For more information about the MIT Science and Engineering Program, please visit MIT’s SEPT website. For more information about the MIT Alumni Club of Maine or the SEPT scholarship, please contact John Gibbons at jgibbons@alum.mit.edu or 207-542-9098