updating equipment and other supporting materials

RSU 40 receives STEM grant from Siemens

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 5:00pm

Avae Traina, Total Energy Management Market Lead for Municipalities and Education at Siemens, presented a Siemens Empower STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) grant to RSU 40 representatives Linda Pease, principal of Medomak Valley High School; and Ryan McNelly, science teacher at MVHS.

The grant will be used to enrich the curriculum with updated equipment and other supporting materials that will benefit students for years to come. RSU 40 will purchase equipment such as a new fume hood, microscopes, burets, scientific calculators, hot plates, burners, test tubes, beakers, graduated cylinders, etc. along with robotics and science fair equipment.

“Having done multiple capital improvement and energy projects with Siemens Smart Infrastructure over the years, RSU40 is an excellent partner and more than deserving of this funding,” said Siemens, in a news release. “Siemens is proud to be active in multiple communities throughout Maine and New Hampshire, giving back to students whenever possible.”

Avae Traina, a graduate of Lincoln Academy and Maine Maritime Academy, has been employed by Siemens since 2019.