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Media Advisory: K-12 teachers to present research projects on drones, bioplastics and more

The projects were conducted over summer through a program that aims to improve science education for kids in Buffalo Public Schools

Release Date: December 7, 2016

For Release: Dec. 12, 2016
Contact: Charlotte Hsu, chsu22@buffalo.edu
University at Buffalo
716-645-4655

Media Advisory: K-12 teachers to present research projects on drones, bioplastics and more

The projects were conducted over summer through a program that aims to improve science education for kids in Buffalo Public Schools

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Studying biodegradable plastics, known as bioplastics. Researching the use of geographic information systems in welding. Creating radio-controlled airplanes and quadcopters — drones — to collect data.

More than 70 teachers will gather at Bennett High School on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to present the results of these and other projects they completed over summer through the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP).

WHAT: Fifth Annual ISEP Teacher Poster Presentation

WHO: More than 70 teachers from Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) will present about 40 posters detailing the results of summer research projects they conducted through ISEP. BPS Superintendent Kriner Cash will be on-site.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 4-5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bennett High School, main first-floor hallway, 2885 Main St., Buffalo.

WHY: Led by the University at Buffalo in partnership with BPS, SUNY Buffalo State and the Buffalo Museum of Science, ISEP is a $10 million National Science Foundation-funded program that aims to improve science education districtwide by making science more exciting and meaningful for kids through hands-on learning.

Through the program, BPS teachers gain new skills and knowledge to share in the classroom, and students benefit from hands-on coureswork and exposure to interdisciplinary research and problem-solving.

As part of ISEP, more than 70 BPS STEM teachers conducted summer research projects in local laboratories. The goal of this work is to give teachers a taste of what’s happening in real-world labs today, so that they can pass along the latest scientific knowledge and methods to K-12 students.

VISUALS: Dozens of teachers will be on-site presenting large, colorful scientific posters detailing the research projects they conducted. 

Media Contact Information

Charlotte Hsu
News Content Manager
Sciences, Economic Development
Tel: 716-645-4655
chsu22@buffalo.edu
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