Camps for K-12 Students

UB/National Grid Leadership Camp

July 25 - 28, 2022 | 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 10-12.

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. 

Students will spend three nights in North Campus dorms during which they will be presented with an engineering challenge to solve as a team. This year will include a field trip to National Grid, a business lunch with National Grid as well as UB professionals, and UB laboratory hours. 

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

Who can attend?

Western New York Students entering grades 10-11 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, a recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or after school program coordinator is recommended, but not required. Contact information for the recommender is required as part of the application, but no letter of recommendation is necessary to apply. We are especially interested in students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM professions.

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.

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