New program allows students to get a UMaine engineering degree in three years

5:55 PM, Aug 21, 2013   |    comments
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SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Students interested in science and engineering will soon have a cheaper and faster way to earn an engineering degree at the University of Maine.

Thornton Academy is collaborating with UMaine to offer engineering classes for students throughout high school. Then, if they do well, students will be able to earn an engineering degree in three years at UMaine.

That will be cheaper for families, and also provide more time for students to double major in business or marketing as well.

Senate President Justin Alfond said, "It's a big announcement because it allows me to look at what they're doing here and figure out how can we make sure that we're providing some of the same opportunities across the State of Maine for all students who are going to public schools."

Thornton Academy will be offering everything from a television news program to 3D printing technology for the students.


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