New York State Teens Shop for High-Tech Training-From High School

A school district in Buffalo, hoping to counter declining graduation rates, has revamped its high school curriculum to allow high school students more opportunities in science and tech focused study.

At the Research Laboratory Program for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, students will be able to make medical devices and replicas of molecules on a 3D printer.

“We’re hoping to expose students to the careers that will be available to them on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus,” said Angela Cullen, principal of the research high school. “Typically, when they think of the Medical Campus, they’re thinking about doctors and nurses. We want those students who are going to find the cure for cancer or develop the next vaccine.”

A new program at Riverside High School will allow students to study eco-tourism and conservation while working alongside professionals on the Buffalo River.

Through a partnership with Delaware North, students at Bennett and East high schools will study cybersecurity.

And at a six-year program at South Park High School, students who study solar panel manufacturing and go on to Erie Community College are guaranteed a job at SolarCity.

Read more at The Buffalo News

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