Middle Schoolers Participate in Transportation Camp

OLD TOWN - Middle school students from the Bangor area who have been learning about transportation and design this summer took a special field trip today.

Students attending the sixth annual Maine Summer Transportation Institute at UMaine were at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute today in Old Town. There, they were involved in several hands-on experiments,  including how biofuel, or oil, is made from wood.

Students involved in the two-week camp, which is funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration, learn about highway design and safety, alternative fuels and construction materials.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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