METS Virtual Career Fair – Marine Biology, March 28th

March 28th, 4:00 pm
Marine Biology – Shark Research
Kyle Oliveira – Bigelow Laboratory/Ocean Science

Join us and learn about becoming a Marine Biologist and what it’s like to work with Sharks!

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Thank you Diane Spencer!

Diane SpencerMaine Educational Talent Search sends a thank you to Diane Spencer, Health Scientist with the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Division of the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Diane has been employed at NIEHS for over 33 years – as a research technician, laboratory manager, and currently as a health scientist in the NTP. Diane shared with the students a wonderful presentation on what careers are open to students interested in STEM programming and the vast field of science. The presentation was filled with great information on future trends and what are the expected fastest-growing careers to consider.

Diane shared her perspective on how to explore career options and encouraged students to reach out to family and teachers for guidance, to explore what schools offer the best fit for their career plan, and to evaluate the benefits/costs of where they want to attend. She shared that the best way to stand out as a student is to learn how to be a good student, develop good study habits, and create a support network at school.

Thank you, Diane for the gift of your time, your great advice, and your passion for sharing.

Thank you Cindy Homer!

Cindy Homer

A special Maine Educational Talent Search thank you to Cindy Homer, Maine State Crime Lab and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine Augusta.

Cindy presented to students on the vast field of forensic science and explored the varied educational paths individuals take to work in the field. There is no one education path to work in forensics, just a passion for solving puzzles and strong critical thinking skills. Students were interested in learning more about the actual day-to-day work as it compares to TV shows. Cindy dispelled the myth that you can solve a case in a 1-hourshow, but it is similar in that no two days or cases are alike.

Cindy shared there can be challenges in her work, but feels the importance of helping to solve crimes and exonerate innocent people creates a good balance. Cindy shares a passion for working in the lab and as an educator. Cindy shared that she loves teaching and encouraging students to pursue careers in the field of forensics.