BUFFALO, N.Y. – There are no s’mores or tents at
engineering camp, but there are student-built, unmanned aerial
vehicles and they will be on display Thursday.
About 60 students from public and private high schools from
across Western New York are attending the National Grid/UB
Engineering Leadership Camp.
They’ve taken field trips to National Grid’s
operations center and the Museum of disABILITY History in
Eggertsville. They’ve spent time in UB’s engineering
labs. And on Thursday, they’ll show off their final project:
small unmanned aerial vehicles designed to deliver goods to people
Members of the news media are invited to watch the
When: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug 7.
Where: Jarvis A Parking Lot, just outside of Davis Hall
(building No. 37 on this map: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/maps/NorthCampus.pdf)
on UB’s North Campus.
Who: The students; Dennis Elsenbeck, regional director
for National Grid; Liesl Folks, dean of UB’s School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences; National Grid operations
instructors; and UB faculty and staff.
More about the camp: The National Grid/UB Engineering
Leadership Camp is a four-day engineering workshop for students
entering their sophomore or junior year in high school. It is
designed to stimulate student interest in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to encourage their
curiosity in the world around them.
The camp exposes students to engineering disciplines and
encourages them to enroll in an engineering curriculum. Students
participate in classroom academics around applying STEM principles,
attend field trips across the region to highlight technologies and
area businesses, and stay on campus, which provides them with an
introduction to the college experience.
National Grid’s support of the camp is part of its
Engineering our Future initiative, through which the company has
made a $3 million investment for launching programs and supporting
corporate partnerships focusing on exciting students about STEM