“Picture Yourself on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Powered by AT&T” Expected to Attract Hundreds of Middle and High School Students
Day Includes Exploration of STEM Careers, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities
What: “Picture Yourself on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is a half day event to introduce future careers, internships and volunteer opportunities to area students in grades seven through twelve and their parents. Student will have an opportunity to tour the campus, participate in hands on activities and hear from experts at University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Kaleida Health, Hauptman-Woodward Institute, the Jacobs Institute, Unyts, Buffalo Manufacturing Works, and the Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9 AM – Noon
Where: Start your tour of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in dig at the Innovation Center at 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo and then tour facilities on your own at your own pace. Representatives from participating organizations will direct attendees and share information about each stop on the tour.
- Test drive the Robotic Surgery Simulator (RoSS®) that’s used to train surgeons
- Use a microscope to view cancer cells
- Hold a human brain
- View a catheterization lab
- Watch a pre-recorded surgery
- See robotic demonstrations and 3D printers in action
- Take a turn as a virtual welder
- Buy lunch from Lloyds Taco Truck (located on Campus throughout the event)
- And much more!
Who: Sponsored by AT&T, the event is hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, iSciWNY, and its partner institutions.
Media is encouraged to attend, excellent photo and broadcast opportunities (See attached program)
Why: “Picture Yourself On the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus” is designed to expose area students and their parents to the many and varied career options offered here and to provide “hands-on” opportunities to imagine working on the Medical Campus or in similar settings.
About: The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC Inc.) is a self-sustaining social enterprise successfully combining innovation, job creation, and urban revitalization. It serves as the umbrella organization of the anchor institutions that make up the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus located within the 120-acre campus bordering Allentown, the Fruit Belt and Downtown. The BNMC Inc. fosters conversation and collaboration among its member institutions, its partners and the community to address critical issues impacting them, including entrepreneurship, energy, access and transportation, workforce and procurement, neighborhoods, and healthy communities, with the goal of increasing economic development and building a strong community. bnmc-old.local.