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UB/National Grid Leadership Camp

July 31-Aug 3, 2017 | UB's North Campus | Monday-Thursday overnight camp | $60

More information will be available in April 2017.

An engineering camp for students interested in STEM careers

UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and National Grid team up each summer to sponsor a four-day engineering workshop for Western New York students entering their sophomore or junior year in high school.

Thank you to all the students, parents, UB volunteers, and National Grid staff who made this year's camp a success!

To apply

Students are nominated for this program by a school representative. The school representative can be a counselor, teacher, or principal.  The principals of participating schools in Erie and Niagara County have been provided with a link via email to the application, along with a user name and password. The student can only get the user name and password from the person who recommends them for the camp.

The criteria for participant selection are strong science and mathematical ability, and an interest in a career in STEM. Students who are from groups that are under-represented in STEM professions are encouraged to apply. Two entering sophomores and two entering juniors from each high school can be recommended.  

There is no tuition for this program. A $60 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the student’s place. Each student will receive a certificate at the completion of the program.

About the camp

The camp is for high school students who are interested in exploring careers in STEM. Camp activities include demonstrations and hands-on projects in engineering design, team building and leadership skills.  

Participants experience UB campus life while learning engineering concepts. They live on campus and are supervised by faculty and dorm counselors.

Typical activities include:

  • Demonstrations and hands on activities in engineering design
  • Team building and leadership skills
  • Lab and computer exercises
  • Field trips and recreational activities
  • Experience UB campus life