STEM Campers Learn About Careers, Safety

By David Bertola

 

Summertime means it’s also time for STEM camps, and National Grid once again has hosted dozens of children from around western New York who are considering careers in science, technology engineering and math.

Students attending the University at Buffalo STEM camp prepare for a lesson where they learned about National Grid’s procedures to protect the environment.

On July 23, high school students attending a University at Buffalo STEM camp visited National Grid’s Kensington Street location in Buffalo. Students learned how to test oils for PCBs with environmental engineer Lisa Montesano. Other activities included learning about a solar array, our industry, and building nightlights and LED displays with National-Grid sponsored kits that are distributed to area schools for STEM curricula.

Niagara University STEM campers were visited by a National Grid crew, who taught lessons in electricity safety.

Meanwhile, STEM campers at Niagara University learned about electricity safety, engineering, career opportunities and leadership.

National Grid has long supported educational opportunities for those who are interested in careers in fields such as advanced manufacturing, science, technology, engineering and math. The students who attend camps such as these will eventually comprise tomorrow’s workforce and help our company, our customers and the communities we serve.