BANGOR - Get your young scientists ready! The Challenger Learning Center is looking to introduce students to engineering.
Challenger is teaming up with UMaine's Society of Women Engineers to create a mentoring program for interested eighth graders.
The program is designed to get students to think about engineering as a possible career.
"We're looking at this as a way to get students who may have never considered engineering, to find those who have a spark of interest, and see if we can show them what engineering is like," explains Jennifer Therrien, the Education Director at the Challenger Learning Center.
The program is free of charge because of a grant from National Girls Collaborative.
Interested students can submit the application found on www.astronaut.org.
Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.
For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.
When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.