COVID-19 Update: Based on the current social distancing restrictions and guidance from both UMaine and the State of Maine is has become clear that we will not be able to offer the Consider Engineering Program on campus in July this summer. However, we are planning to offer alternative programming in the fall!! Students who applied were sent an email with updated information on May 27th. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.
This program is for students who are completing their Junior year and will be Seniors in the Fall of 2020. The Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
2020 Consider Engineering Weeks
Option 1: Sept 18-19, 2020
Option 2: Oct: 11-12, 2020
Please click the link below to begin the application process to be considered for the UMaine Pulp & Paper Foundation Consider Engineering Program for High School Juniors. Students are eligible to apply if they are currently in their Junior year and will be Seniors in the Fall of 2020. The Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
After registering on Eventbrite you will be asked to submit:
1. A letter to the UMaine Pulp & Paper Foundation Educational Relations Committee indicating what benefits you intend to achieve through participation in the program.
2. Your full high school transcript from your freshman year through the first half of your junior year (grade 11).
3. A one page list of Extra-Curricular Activities (i.e. sports, work, community/volunteer, leadership positions, church and/or scouting activities).
4. A letter of recommendation in support of your application by a teacher or counselor at your school.
Once completing the required registration information on Eventbrite please send a separate email to [email protected] with the required documents attached in PDF or MS Word form.
Please call Jen at 207-581-2297 with any questions about the application process. Admission
decisions will be announced via the email provided in the application on or before May 31st.
“Scientist discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was.”
Theodore Von Karmam, aerospace engineer
The UMaine Pulp & Paper Foundation’s “Consider Engineering” program is offered three times in July to groups of 36 high school students who have completed their junior year of study and who are well-suited to becoming engineers. The four-day, free of charge, on-campus “camp” gives students opportunities to experience the rewards and challenges of both college life and technical careers. Students participate in about 20 activities and are introduced to nearly two dozen UMaine faculty, engineers and engineering students. Admission to the program is competitive with about 1/2 of the applicants being selected to participate.
Program applications are due by April 15th. Please see brochure for more information. Brochures are sent to Maine high school guidance offices and are also available by calling the Pulp & Paper Foundation office at (207) 581-2297.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – April 15th