BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A number of exciting summer science and
technology camps and research opportunities are still available for
students in 12 Buffalo schools through the University at Buffalo
and Buffalo Public Schools' Interdisciplinary Science and
Engineering Partnership (ISEP).
These programs are the perfect opportunity for middle and high
school students to learn, earn money and have fun during the
The 12 participating schools are:
-- Charles Drew Science Magnet #59
-- Harriett Ross Tubman Academy #31
-- Lorraine Academy #72
-- Native American Magnet #19
-- Southside Elementary #93
-- Bennett High School #200
-- Burgard High School #301
-- East High School #307
-- Hutchinson Central Technical High School #304
-- Math, Science and Technology Preparatory School at Seneca
-- Riverside Institute of Technology High School #205
-- South Park High School #206
In addition to a unique learning experience, students are
eligible for a cash stipend -- up to $500 for middle school
students, up to $1,500 for high school students and $200 for
students in one-week programs. To receive their stipends, students
must finish the program in which they enroll.
Students and parents interested in the opportunities should
contact Karen King, ISEP project director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The following four camps and programs are still available:
-- High School Science Apprenticeships at the Hauptman Woodward
Medical Research Institute: A free program for eighth-grade
students to conduct experiments about evolution and present their
results to classmates, laymen and scientists. The program, which
began June 25, is held five days a week through July 20.
-- BEAM Camps: A free summer camp for female and minority high
school students who are interested in exploring careers in
engineering, architecture and technology. The program, run by
Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities, is located at
Daemen College, Buffalo State College and Canisius College from
July 5-27, and at Erie County Community College from July
-- National Grid UB School of Engineering Leadership Camp: A
program for rising sophomores and juniors that aims to expose
students to engineering disciplines, and to encourage them to
enroll in an engineering curriculum. It is held from July 30 to
Aug. 2, and applying students must have a GPA of at least 95 or
A $100 deposit is required for participation, but ISEP will
cover this cost for students from ISEP schools.
-- Computer Programming Internship: An internship for rising
seniors to work with Kenneth Hoffmann from the Toshiba Stroke
Research Institute in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences. Students learn the basics of programming in C language.
Students will work 20 hours per week for six weeks in summer, and
for five hours per week during the school year.
ISEP, funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, is a
partnership of Western New York education institutions and
community partners who are working to transform how science is
taught in the Buffalo Public Schools. Through ISEP, UB and its
partners serve 12 schools, and about 60 teachers and 3,000 students
To learn more about ISEP, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/2011_10_13/science_grant.