Ashley Hassett / WBFO

A group of western New York high school students toured the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo to learn about medical science.

“They’re putting a tube up the vein to get rid of leakage in the brain. It looks cool,” said Nicholas Altemoos, a 9th grader at Bennett High School.

Twenty freshman and sophomore students watched a recorded medical procedure on the human eye during their tour of Gates Vascular Institute, University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center and the Jacob’s Institute.

Charter School for Applied Technologies

A new program aims to promote high-tech manufacturing careers in high schools across Western New York.  Dream it, Do it WNY educates high school students about the broad range of  careers available in the industry.

New food processing facilities are popping up across Western New York and they’re generating demand for skilled workers to operate them. Preparations are underway to train more local people for the industry.

Cornell University is already teaching students about the food processing industry in Ithaca and collaborating with Rochester Institute of Technology and community colleges to expand training programs across Western New York.

3D technology changing the classroom experience

Mar 7, 2013
Holy Angels Academy

A Buffalo private school is taking innovation to the next level and bringing new technology into the classroom. Holy Angels Prep has incorporated 3D television into their curriculum this year.

The school is the first in the region to use the Rover, a 3D learning program specifically tailored for the classroom. Student Julia Benedetti says she enjoys learning this way.

“I think it’s a fun way to learn. It sticks in your mind easier and it’s a good activity to do,” said Benedetti.

New York, IBM partner in STEM education program

Feb 28, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that IBM and New York state are teaming up to provide science and technology education, otherwise known as STEM, to high schoolers.

Ten schools, one in each of the state’s economic development regions, will be chosen to participate in the new program.

They’ll offer a 6 year course of study focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.