Ph.D. student gives keynote at 2016 Maine Robotics Expo opening ceremony – J. Scheick

Jessica Scheick, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was invited to give the keynote address at the 2016 Maine Robotics EXPO and First Lego League State Championships opening ceremony in Augusta on Dec. 10.

During her opening remarks, Scheick, speaking as both a glaciologist and young female scientist, welcomed students from throughout Maine and encouraged the young participants to pursue their interest in the STEM fields academically. The Maine Robotics EXPO brings together elementary, middle and high school students throughout the state to compete in robotic-themed competitions and present their creations.

Scheick also gave presentations throughout the day about her personal journey through science, her experience as a young scientist, and the glacier research she has conducted around the globe.