ORONO – A new college designed to prepare students for careers in engineering and technology is beginning to take shape.
According to UMaine system officials, planning is underway for the Maine College of Engineering, Computing and Information science.
The college aims to expand learning opportunities for Maine students, while helping to bolster the state’s workforce.
“Over the next decade we need 3,400 new engineers, we need over 5,000 new computer scientists,” said Dana Humphrey, dean of the UMaine College of Engineering. “To be able to meet those goals, we need to double production. The way to do that is through the bold, inclusive, multi-campus initiative called the Maine College of Engineering, Computing and Information Science.”
The school is funded by a $75 million investment, part of the Harold Alfond Foundation’s $240 commitment to the UMaine system.