Camps for K-12 Students

Transportation Camp

August 2-6, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | UB North Campus

campers touring an airplane cockpit.

Where high school students can explore the state-of-practice of today’s transportation.

About the Camp

The Transportation Camp is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides 30 high school students with a great chance to investigate careers and educational opportunities in today's transportation industry and beyond.

Students participate in discussions, hands-on design competitions, and trips to study local and regional transportation hot spots. They also spend time with industry role models and a diverse group of students.

Transportation Camp scholarship funding for this year's program is provided by the Federal Highway Administration through New York State Department of Transportation.

Students touring traffic center.

Visit the Regional Traffic Operations Center in NITTEC.

Students standing outside a FedEx shipping plane.

Tour the Buffalo International Airport and Air Control Tower.

Students in boat approaching canal locks.

Cruise along Erie Canal in Lockport.

Program Details

The Transportation Camp is a free, one-week non-residential program for high school students (rising 9th-12th graders) where they can learn about transportation engineering through awesome hands-on activities and group programs. Minority and underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.

Daily activities run 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Friday with free lunches provided each day. Activities typically include:*

  • Tour the regional traffic operation center and transit authority in Greater Niagara Falls and Buffalo region
  • Tour of Buffalo International Airport and Air Control Tower
  • Cruise along Erie Canal in Lockport
  • Spend time with professionals from transportation authorities and industry
  • Leadership and communication training
  • College preparation and learning about the admissions process

*Please note that this year's activities may change or be modified to ensure camper safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. A final schedule of activities will be sent to accepted campers closer to the start of camp.

Who can attend?

High school students entinering grades 9-12 are eligible to attend. 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. Maximum camp enrollment is 30 students. Minority and underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications for this camp will be accepted up until June 30, 2021. Campers will be notified if they have been accepted into the camp in early July. This camp is currently limited to 30 students.

Are you a new user?

Applying to a SEAS Summer Camp can now be done entirely online! New users will need to Create an Account in our application system first using the Camper's name, and then you can begin a camp application. If you have any questions about your camp applicaiton(s), contact Steve Pilat at

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. 


The UB Transportation Camp is sponsored by the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.