Engineering Day at Buffalo State: Future Innovators in Tech and Engineering Program
About 50 juniors and seniors from South Park, Hutch Tech, and West Seneca East and West high schools visited Buffalo State University’s campus for a day of engineering activities on March 2. The Future Innovators in Tech and Engineering Program, sponsored by Buffalo State’s Continuing and Professional Studies Office in partnership with National Grid, is an immersive experience in engineering technology and creative problem solving designed to spur interest among student populations typically underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Participants in the Engineering Day event visited an engineering tech course to meet seniors in the program and get a feel for a campus classroom. They also worked in teams on a hands-on experiment to create an effective water filter, and participated in a panel discussion with engineers in a variety of disciplines to learn about the profession. Students who particularly enjoyed the day’s activities were encouraged to apply for CPS’s Future Innovators in Tech and Engineering Summer Program, taking place on campus July 10–21.
Photos by Jesse Steffan-Colucci, Buffalo State photographer.