College of Engineering

Teacher Jamie Bell Recognized for Inspiring Future Engineers

Jamie Bell is a science teacher at Caribou High School, an alum of UMaine Engineering with a degree in Engineering Physics (with a minor in mathematics), class of 2002, and is one of two teachers chosen by our first-year engineering students for work to inspire future engineers.

Jamie started his professional career working as a nuclear engineer in the electrical control division at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine before returning home to Aroostook County to pursue a teaching career. Jamie earned his teaching certificate in science and mathematics through the Maine Alternate Route to Certification Program in 2007. He started teaching high school science and mathematics at Washburn District High School prior to becoming a science teacher at Caribou High School.

Jamie’s interest in working with students began in college when he worked as a student recruiter for the College of Engineering and then as a laboratory instructor for the physics department.  Jamie was inducted into the Francis Crowe Society in 2002 as an engineering graduate in addition to being a member of Sigma Pi Sigma and the Senior Skull Society.

Dana Humphrey went to Caribou HS on May 31st to recognize Jamie Bell and to induct him (again) into the Francis Crowe Society, but this time as a teacher who is making a difference helping students discover engineering.

“Thank you so much for coming up to Caribou to present me with the great honor of Induction into the Francis Crowe Society (again), ” says Jamie Bell. “I was happy that my past students were able to come to the ceremony and get a chance to chat with you as well.  They are truly all great kids as you will see as they continue through there engineering disciplines.”