Saturday Academy 7th and 8th Grades
 Winners of the Most Unique Computer Model Design Award
Sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - University at Buffalo
Team members pictured with John Roach, UB MS engineering
The BEAM-Team Saturday Academy 7th and 8th Graders won the Most Unique Computer Model Design Award at the Future Cities competition held on January 22, 2011.
The presenters were Owen Collins of Sweet Home, Nashid Fulcher of City Honors and Bianca Gonzalez of Olmsted #56.
The BEAM Team was generously encouraged, inspired and guided by mentors Lisa Miller of Praxair, Matt Lehner of UB Management, John Roach, UB MS engineering, and Virgilio (Vinnie) Alcazaren, UB MA social studies.
Teams of sixth-, seventh-and eighth-graders from a variety of middle schools showed off their tabletop models and made presentations about their future city. Behind the scenes, teams also had to write an essay on how their city addressed this year’s theme: ”Providing a Reliable and Effective Health Care Product or System That Improves a Sick, Injured or Disabled Patient’s Quality of Life and Comfort” and a city narrative. Students also had to design a city on SimCity4Deluxe software.
On January 27, 2011 The Buffalo News published Kirstina Macro’s review of the competition. A reproduction of the article is available here in PDF format.