Become a Pioneers Program Partner

Partners are needed to provide internship, experiential learning opportunities and to fund scholarships.

For existing and new businesses to prosper within the innovation and technology economies, Maine must develop exciting and motivating programs that inspire young people to study and work in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and educate them to be fully productive and successful in such careers.

Maine will need to fill 25,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018.

Maine's emerging workforce lacks the needed STEM knowledge and skills. The state ranks 38th in the country in the number of Science and Engineering degrees awarded per 1,000 residents.

To learn more, please contact Mike Wing, Director of External Programs, at or 207-780-5956.

Pioneers Application Deadlines

Students wishing to become a USM Pioneer must submit a supplemental Pioneers application by February 12, 2014. On-campus interviews for the program will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014. Interviews take place in the John Mitchell Center on the Gorham campus.

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