Annual Report 2016-2017 - 15
16 Upward Bound Program Funded
for Five More Years.
Upward Bound, a federal college-preparatory
program for disadvantaged high school students,
received funding in June 2017 for another five
years at Buffalo State. Since 1986, Buffalo State's
Upward Bound program has annually served 90
ninth- through 12th-graders, primarily from
Lafayette, McKinley, and East high schools.
The program includes tutoring, afterschool
programming, and a six-week summer residence
where students take core academic subjects from
certified Buffalo public school teachers on campus.
One of the first of eight federal TRIO Programs
created for low-income, first-generation students,
Upward Bound was signed into law in 1964 by
President Lyndon Johnson as part of his War on
Poverty. An impressive 90 percent of Upward
Bound participants enroll in college after high
school, including several at Buffalo State.
Buffalo State's Student Philanthropy Council
Electrical Engineering Students'
Project Proposal Garners $5,000 Award.
Eight Buffalo State electrical engineering
technology (EET) students received a $5,000
award from the Electric Power Research Institute
(EPRI) in January 2017 for their design project
proposal "Testbed for Transactive Energy and Its
Effects on the Distribution System and Protective Devices Settings." EPRI is an independent
nonprofit organization that conducts research and
development related to the generation, delivery,
and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.
Buffalo State's EET program is accredited by the
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission
of ABET. The program offers two tracks: electronics, which prepares students to design, test, and
fabricate solid-state circuits and systems, microwave
systems, and control systems; and smart grid, which
prepares students to design, test, manufacture,
and develop applications for electrical machinery,
electrical power systems, and control systems. EET
program graduates enjoy an almost 100 percent
unveiled a new Donation Station in the Campbell
Student Union in April 2017. The station is a
large, secure container that may be reserved by
college-affiliated student clubs and organizations
during collection drives for nonperishable goods
such as food, clothing, eyeglasses, and electronics
graduates enjoy an
almost 100 percent
Buffalo State College 2016-2017 Annual Report 15
17 Donation Station Installed in