The University at Buffalo will host 800 Boy Scouts June 9 and 10 at a “Camporall” organized to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The 2017 STEM Camporall brings together scouts of all ages and rank – Brownies to Explorers – from the Boy Scouts of America’s Greater Niagara Frontier Council and the Girls Scouts of Western New York.
It will feature a midway where about 50 organizations will set up displays, and more than three dozen STEM-related activities in UB’s engineering labs. The activities, which are designed to engage scouts with fun STEM exercises, focus on clean water, outer space and the internet of things.
Highlights include: scouts talking live at 12:08 p.m. June 10 to a cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station; a demonstration of how bottle rockets work, including launching them 100 feet into the air; and learning the basics of 3-D printing and robotics.
Scouts will arrive Friday on UB’s North Campus, where they’ll camp out next to Lake LaSalle. Most events will occur Saturday in nearby engineering labs. More information can be found here.