High School Marine Science Program Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the University of Maine’s Dive In 2012, a program for college-bound high school students interested in pursuing a career in the marine sciences.

The program will be held July 23-25 at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole, Maine. Applications are due June 1.

A three-day immersion program, Dive In gives incoming students a taste of one of UMaine’s most popular scientific majors. Participants will spend three days in residence at the DMC exploring the marine realm on foot, by kayak and aboard the center’s 42-foot  research vessel with UMaine faculty and staff. The students will be exposed to marine biology, oceanography, scientific diving, remote ocean sensing, aquaculture and more.

Parents are invited to visit on the final afternoon for seminars on career options and UMaine’s academic program in marine science, and opportunities to meet with UMaine marine science faculty and staff.

Dive In is open to rising high school juniors and seniors, with preference given to seniors, and is free to accepted students, although transportation to and from the DMC is not included.

Dive In is a University of Maine program, offered by the Darling Marine Center, School of Marine Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture.

More information and application materials are available at www.dmc.maine.edu/divein.html or by calling 207-563-3146, extension 200.