A program that's bringing Android apps and miniature racecars into science classrooms in Buffalo schools is the latest subject of Bus 52, a national documentary project that is traveling across America to film people who are confronting community challenges in inventive ways.
David Wang was underachieving in math class because he was too smart. The seventh grader at Transit Middle School simply lost interest in the subject. What he needed was a challenge. His father decided to reignite his son's curiosity in math by enrolling him in the Gifted Math Program (GMP), an after-school, advanced mathematics program for middle and high school students at the University at Buffalo.
With SAT and college application deadlines around the corner, high school seniors have enough on their plates to be stressed about until the holidays. But college admissions season is providing high school counselors with their fair share of headaches as well.
University at Buffalo Professor of Chemistry Diana Aga, PhD, and Lewiston-Porter High School teachers Michelle Hinchliffe and Colleen Glor have won a national science education award for their efforts to train student scientists to measure pharmaceutical contamination in Niagara County waterways.
Dozens of Buffalo STEM teachers and scientists will gather at Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to celebrate the conclusion of a summer program that paired the teachers and scientists together on cutting-edge research projects.
The University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention will present "Understanding and Addressing Cyberbullying" on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo in Cheektowaga. The conference will address current research and potential solutions to a problem that has become a nationwide concern.
Internationally renowned speakers from several fields in mental health will be featured at the Eighth Comprehensive Review of Psychiatry to be held Sept. 6-7, at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Sponsors are the Department of Psychiatry in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Western New York Psychiatric Society.
At a time when "entrepreneurship" often refers to developing a new medical device, engineering method or software application, a successful new pursuit founded by two University at Buffalo graduates sells James Joyce, bioethics and "Notions of the American West."
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