LA Students John -- and Thilee Yost dissect a pigs heart at Colby College as part of the MLK Day STEM program.

LA Students John Yilmaz Yozgat and Thilee Yost dissect a pig heart at Colby College as part of the MLK Day STEM program.

Six Lincoln Academy students were among a group of 10 high schoolers that spent Martin Luther King Day working alongside Colby Professor Thom Klepach’s Anatomy & Physiology January-term students. The students got acquainted through an interactive lab specimen tour and dissection of a pig heart. After a shared lunch, teams brainstormed “SMART” (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Tangible) ideas: testable questions that could serve as the focus of a science fair project.

This partnership was  made possible by the STEM Guides Project, which is now active in Lincoln County. If you’re a high school student looking for activities to do in science, engineering, technology or math, contact CLC STEM Guide Lynn Farrin lfarrin@mmsa.org, 207 592 8927 and stay connected by “liking” us (The STEM Guides Project: CLC Hub) on Facebook.

High School students from LA and other high schools work in the College biology lab on MLK Day as part of the STEM Guides Project.

High School students from LA and other high schools work in the College biology lab on MLK Day as part of the STEM Guides Project.