Future Innovators in Tech and Engineering (FITE) Camp

If you have a knack for solving complex problems by using both your hands and imagination, AND are curious about STEM careers, this is the perfect program for you! 

High School students visit a power plant

Visit a National Grid Station

High School students meet with engineers

Work with STEM professionals

High school students visit the AKG museum

Take an Engineering Tour of the AKG

Solve Real World Challenges

National Grid is partnering with SUNY Buffalo State to offer the Future Innovators in Tech and Engineering program. Our instructors include experts from our Engineering Technology Department, The Center for Applied Imagination, staff from National Grid and other engineering minded professionals. Over the course of this 10 day camp, participants will experience the foundations of electrical engineering, hone their skills as creative problem solvers and explore a variety of engineering careers.


  • Hands-on experience in our Engineering Tech laboratories
  • Team building and Creative problem solving challenges
  • Field trip to a National Grid facility and the Niagara Power Authority
  • Campus tours
  • Solving real world challenges with like-minded peers
  • The opportunity to pitch your energy solution to the National Grid team!

Read our news story: Engineering Day at Buffalo State: Future Innovators in Tech and Engineering Program


Dates and Times

July 29th-August 9th 2024


9:00-4:00 PM


The cost of program attendance is fully covered for each participant, thanks to sponsorship by National Grid.



  • This experience is open to students entering 11th and 12th grade for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Students must submit a statement as to why they wish to attend the program. 
  • Though we welcome all applicants, we are especially interested in female and ethnic minority students currently underrepresented in STEM, .

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Our Sponsor

National Grid

As a valued community partner of SUNY Buffalo State, National Grid is committed to driving a positive impact by empowering our community and providing opportunities to experience the STEM professions for local youth.

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