Camps for K-12 Students

UB Engineering Design Camp

students at the 2017 camp.

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About the event

Each summer, UB offers an Engineering Design Camp where participants:

  • “Tear down” products to learn what’s inside
  • Program and use robots 
  • Program and control autonomous drones
  • Explore advanced manufacturing through field trips and team-based activities

Activities are guided by faculty and students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and each student receives a certificate at the completion of the program.

Who can attend

Exciting news! Due to popular demand, we are partnering with Buffalo Manufacturing Works to offer our camp at a second location.

A co-ed camp will be held at Buffalo Manufacturing Works' new facility at the Northland Workforce Development Campus, located at 683 Northland Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14211. A female-only camp will be offered on the UB North Campus. Both camps will follow the same curriculum and will be held at the same time.

High school students entering grades 9-12 (classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) are eligible to apply for the camp. Students should have strong science and mathematical ability, and an interest in a career in STEM.

We are especially interested in students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM professions. 


Tuition for the program is $300. Each student will receive a certificate at the completion of the program.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the registration cap of 36 students is reached.

Event sponsors

Engineering Design Camp is sponsored by UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Northrop Grumman.

Event information

This camp is at capacity. See what other camps are still accepting applications.

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Date: August 12-16, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: UB North Campus (female students only)/Buffalo Manufacturing Works (co-ed)

Davis Hall.