BUFFALO, N.Y. -- More than 45 10th grade students from the first
class of the West Seneca School District's Academy of Life Sciences
will take part in an induction ceremony to celebrate their
participation in the program and their commitment to pursuing
studies and careers in the life sciences industry.
The ceremony will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at
the University at
Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and
Life Sciences at 701 Ellicott St. in Buffalo.
The West Seneca Academy of Life Sciences was launched in 2011
through iSciWNY, a workforce
development program led by the Center of Excellence and UB's
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) that encourages students to
explore opportunities for careers in life sciences.
The students also will have the opportunity to hear remarks from
and talk with Steve Davis, the vice president of Tapecon Inc., a
Buffalo business that manufactures custom printed packaging,
diagnostic medical devices, printed electronics and more, with a
focus on markets that include medical, military and high-technology
Davis will be the featured speaker at a lecture held at the same
location at 4 p.m. as part of the Life Sciences Commercialization
Lecture Series, a monthly program hosted by the Center of
Excellence. Davis will share the story of his company's evolution
in recent years, including the local educational resources that
informed his decision to consolidate business operations in Buffalo
in August 2012.
to learn more about the Center of Excellence or iSciWNY.