Middle schoolers immersed in electrical engineering

Marcia Torrico (center), a PhD candidate in electrical engineering, shows Paige Denman (left ) from Kenmore Middle School, and Eve DiCarlo (right) from Veronica E. Connor Middle School in Grand Island, how sonar works. With the click of a switch, sounds rang out of a receiver. “It sounds like little dolphins communicating to each other,” Torrico said. The middle school students are part of UB’s Gift ed Math Program, which was founded in 1979. Each year it enrolls up to 275 middle and high school students from throughout Western New York.