METS Summer Newsletter

​​In This Issue:
  • METS Grant notification
  • Bridge to Your Future Summer Program
  • College Trips Picture Galleries
  • Tips for Buying Textbooks
  • Highlighting some website features

METS was refunded!!!
Late Friday afternoon, METS Director Karen Keim received word that our grant application was successful! More information will be coming out about the grant soon, but for now, thank you to everyone who helped out with the writing, editing, data collection, and every other piece of the grant!

Bridge to Your Future Summer Program
imageJune 24-26 10 Talent Search alumni from the UMaine and UMaine Presque Isle Talent Search Programs attended the inaugural Bridge to Your Future program, held at the University of Maine. All were recent high school graduates who will be enrolling in college this fall. Students participated in a variety of activities and workshops designed to help them succeed in college. They also had the chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Talent Search program!
To see more pictures, check out the Bridge to Your Future Gallery!

Lake Region High School Trip to New York City
DSC00091June 17-19, Lake Region HS students got a chance to take a trip to New York City. On the way, they toured Western Connecticut State University. While in NYC, they toured Fordham University, the Empire State Building, the Bronx Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as got the chance to catch a showing of Wicked on Broadway. You can see pictures of all these activities in the gallery post from this trip.
To see more pictures of college trips, check out our college trips section of the website. Did you take a picture of a college trip you took with METS this year? Send it to your advisor, and we’ll be happy to post it!

Tips for Buying College Textbooks

These days, depending on the type of courses a college student is taking, the cost of college textbooks can range from between $600 to $1200 per year. Fortunately, doing a little bit of leg work can help you cut down these costs significantly.

  1. Get the list of books you need. Professors are required to get class book lists to students before the semester starts. With the names and ISBN numbers for the the required and recommended texts, you’ll have have what you need to start your research.

For more tips, check out the full post here..

New Website Features
Have a few extra minutes? Check out some new features on our website!
Programs of Interest – Maine is lucky to have a variety of colleges, all with different strengths. Our Programs of Interest section highlights programs you may not have heard of from all around the state.
Fun with Math and Science – Want to take a tour of Pluto? Have you ever seen a coral reef up close and personal? The Fun with Math and Science section of our site is a place where we post about randomly cool topics that might be of interest to METS students.