The University of Maine has started a program just for middle-school girls to prove to them that “science and engineering aren’t nerdy.”
“Math, science and engineering [are] relevant,” Vetelino says, “and not such a nerdy field.”
John Vetelino is a computer science prof who started a very novel program to teach Maine’s high school teachers about sensor technology in a summer school program. He’s getting great NSF grants for these programs. Takin it to the streets!
ALSO from UMaine, a story about raising halibut on the farm. Indoors. Thanks largely to a fish called Wanda.
UMaine and a couple of entrepreneurs have raised the first generation of halibut on land, and now the university’s aquaculture incubator is growing the progeny. Wanda’s an especially lovable and productive female.
Halibut look really weird, especially when they’re in giant tanks and swim up to the surface to spy you with their eyes. But they sure do taste good. A little lemon, a little butter.
UMaine has video to go with the story. Good stuff.