Engineers Expo educates future engineers

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GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- When kids are hitting the books in their math and science classes, some have trouble seeing how those numbers and formulas can one day add up to a career.

The Maine Engineering Promotion Council wants students to know about all of the opportunities that are out there. Each year they hold the Engineers Expo, so kids can get hands-on experience with the advances in science that are happening right here in Maine. For example, they learned about construction management by building structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows, and chemical engineering by making slime.

"I didn't know this was going to turn out to be all slimy because it looked really watery," eight year-old Olivia Cox said about the chemical engineering experiment. "But once we added the borax and I took the stick out, all of it attached, it was really cool."

The expo attracted more than a thousand people from all over southern Maine.















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