Media Advisory: High school girls to work with robots, solder at computer camp

Four students working inside UB's Digital Manufacturing Lab at last year's CSExplore Camp.

Student work inside UB's Digital Manufacturing Lab at last year's CSExplore Camp.

Release Date: July 17, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Programming a robot. Designing a new video game.

Those are just two of the immersive, hands-on experiences a 13 local high school girls will encounter this week at the University at Buffalo during a three-day computer science and engineering camp.

News media are invited to check out the camp. Here are the details.

What: CSExplore Camp, a three-day camp to introduce high school girls to the fundamentals of computing, from the hardware of circuits to the logic of writing software.

Who: Local high school girls, UB faculty and staff.

Where: The camp will be centered at 114 Bonner Hall, UB North Campus, with occasional trips to nearby on-campus research labs.

When: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Why: Women are one of a number of historically underrepresented groups in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Programs such as CSExplore are working boost diversity in these fields.

Best times for news media:

  • Thursday, from 8:40 to 9:30 a.m., students will be designing video games.
  • Thursday, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., students will be working with ultrasonic inchworm robots.
  • Friday, from 10 a.m.-noon, students will be programming robots.

Media Contact Information

Cory Nealon
Director of News Content
Engineering, Computer Science
Tel: 716-645-4614
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @UBengineering