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April 2019

Drone Demo w/ 7th grade Academic Review Club

April 1, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Gtest staff did a drone demonstration with LaSalle Prep’s 7th Grade Academic Review Club!

Spring 2019 BUILD Academy Science Expo

April 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ISEP had the pleasure of providing hands-on demonstrations and experiments at BUILD Academy. Thanks to UB Graduate Chemistry Club, AmeriCorps VISTA staff, the FBI Evidence Response team, UB Engineers for a Sustainable World, and GTEST Staff, we were able to provide a wide array of STEM activities for the 4th graders! One highlight was doing a drone flying demonstration and letting the students get a chance to experience it themselves. Check out @ISEPBuffalo on FaceBook and Twitter for some videos and to stay up-to-date with all our events.

May 2019

Bennett HS – AP Environment

May 22, 2019 @ 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm

Gtest was at Bennett High School today working with Ms. Gina O’Kussick’s AP Environment class. They learned basic GIS and GPS principles and used compasses and rulers to draw arcs to figure out a location based on satellite signal times.

June 2019

Drone lecture with 7th Graders at Lovejoy #43

June 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We had the pleasure of speaking at Lovejoy School #43 with 7th graders June 4th! We talked about a brief history of drones, basic principles of flight, the different types of drones, and how they are used with GIS. We also discussed becoming a drone pilot as a potential job opportunity.

Geography & History Club at Niagara Falls High School

June 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Although the rain prevented flying the drones, we were able to give a presentation to Mr. Erik Olander’s Geography & History Club at Niagara Falls High School on Wednesday (6/5). We discussed drones and how they are used in the GIS field. See the PowerPoint presentation here!

Drone Presentation

2019 GTEST Teacher Orientation

June 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University at Buffalo, Baldy Hall

*By Invitation Only

For teacher participants in the GIS summer camp to learn about the programs they’ll be using!

July 2019

2019 GIS Camp!

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

The camp is in planning stages and will be July 8th-July 26th this year.

Details to follow.

We are looking forward to another successful year of learning and discoveries!

October 2019

Drone flight at Bennett High School

October 29, 2019
Students from Mr. Pat McQuaid’s class at Bennett High School enjoy learning about drone flight (10/29/19).

November 2019

Saturday Academy at IPREP

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We were so happy to bring a GIS activity to #IPREP this past Saturday, November 16th, 2019! An engaging group of students learned about drones, flew them, & used a flight simulator. So many of the students that stopped by had a natural knack for flying the devices!

Special thanks to Dr. John Cerne, from the UB Physics Department, & Anthropology Graduate Student, Nathan, for volunteering their time!

January 2020

Saturday Academy at MJD Futures Prep

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fun at Marva J Daniels Futures “STEM Innovation Day” this past Saturday!

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