Camps for K-12 Students

UB/National Grid Leadership Camp

photo of campers touring National Grid in 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.

About the camp

The UB/National Grid Camp provides an opportunity for students with an aptitude in math and science to learn more about careers in STEM and experience campus life. 

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
  • Meals and lodging

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.

We are especially interested in students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM professions. Two entering sophomores and two entering juniors from each high school may be recommended.


There is no tuition for this program. A $60 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the student’s place. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis to students with demonstrated financial need. Each student will receive a certificate at the completion of the program.