Camps for K-12 Students

UB/National Grid Leadership Camp

July 26 - 30 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | UB North Campus

Diverse group of students touring National Grid.

An engineering camp for students interested in STEM careers

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and National Grid team up each summer to sponsor a five-day engineering workshop for Western New York students entering grades 9-12.

This year will be a day camp from 9am-4pm not and overnight camp. The overnight version will likely resume in 2022. 

Campers touring the Niagara Power Vista.

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. We are especially interested in students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM professions. Transportation is available for residents of the City of Buffalo; bus stops will be scheduled after there is a final camp roster. 

Typical activities include:

Student working on a drone.
  • Demonstrations and hands on activities in engineering design
  • Team building and leadership skills
  • Campus tours
  • Lab and computer exercises
  • Field trips and recreational activities
  • Small group discussions with National Grid employees

Cost

There is no cost to attend this camp thanks to sponsorship by National Grid. As a valued community partner of the University at Buffalo, National Grid is committed to driving positive impact by empowering our community and providing opportunities to underrepresented students of color.

Your health and safety is important to us.

The health and safety of our campers and their families is extremely important to us. To keep campers, chaperones, parents and UB staff safe, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is taking extra precautions for in-person camps, in addition to abiding by UB's Health & Safety Guidlines.

Learn about the COVID-19 precautions we are taking. 

Who can attend?

Western New York Students entering grades 9-12 are eligible to attend. We are especially interested in students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM professions. Acceptance to our camps does not depend on high achieving academics or prior knowledge. Students who show enthusiasm for engineering and the STEM fields all have an equal chance of acceptance.

To apply

To apply, an educational reference is required such as a teacher, guidance counselor, or after school program coordinator. Contact information for the reference is required as part of the application, but no letter of reference is necessary. We are especially interested in students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM professions.

Application Closed

The application for this camp is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied this year! To be notified when next year's application opens, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Additional questions may be emailed to ubngc@buffalo.edu.