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Inspiring Maine students with our excitement about science
Every year the Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) holds “Maine Bioscience Day,” a statewide event designed to get middle school students excited about science and to highlight the many STEM career opportunities available to them in their home state—it’s not just about Boston or the West Coast!
“It’s so important for our youth, the students in our communities, to be aware that there is a wide range of science-related career opportunities right here in Maine,” says Kirby Pilcher, President of Artel. “This event does a wonderful job of raising that awareness and is of great benefit not only to the kids but to their eventual employers and the entire Maine economy.”
Artel is a proud supporter of- and participant in the Maine Bioscience Day event. Not only is every Artelian excited about science, we all love sharing that excitement—and proper pipetting technique—with the next generation.
Life science companies in Maine are experiencing steady job growth and a new study shows the trend is likely to continue. With this event we are thinking 10 years ahead and promoting Maine-based science as a career. The students are exposed to their local employers which shapes their idea of what kind of jobs and workplaces are available here at home.