Students received a tour of Silo City in downtown Buffalo. Here Brad Hahn, executive director of Explore Buffalo and a UB alumnus, discusses the important role the elevators played on Buffalo’s waterfront.
Brad Hahn, executive director of Explore Buffalo and a UB alumnus, explains the significance of the elevators to the students alongside the Buffalo River.
The tour showed students engineering and design principles from the past and how the grain elevators are being repurposed today.
The camp included a business etiquette lunch. Here Liesl Folks, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, gives students some tips.
Activities covered a broad range of fields, including industrial engineering, transportation engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
The program stresses hands-on learning and is staffed by UB faculty, staff, students and volunteers, as well as representatives from National Grid.
In order to take part in the camp, students must have an interest in a career that relates to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Students from Erie and Niagara counties are nominated to participate in the program by representatives of their respective schools.