Bangor High School Receives $750K STEM Grant

BANGOR - Bangor High School is getting a major grant to give students a valuable experience in the math and science fields.

The school has been awarded $750,000 through a National Science Foundation grant to study storm water runoff, and how it affects pollution in rivers, streams, and other waterways.

The three year grant will allow high school students to work with the University of Maine's College of Engineering as well as local water districts and other schools, to prepare them for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The program will include 60 students and 15 teachers from around the state, and will be held this summer at the University of Maine.

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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