LPCiminelli and UB Medical School Project Managers Host Health Sciences Charter School Students |
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BUFFALO, NY – This week LPCiminelli executives and University at Buffalo Medical School project team representatives held a “M.A.S.H.” Camp (Medical Academy of Science and Health) with students from the Health Sciences Charter School, in an effort to continue promoting STEM career path development and immersion in the fields of construction and healthcare services.
“LPCiminelli and our partners at UB are extremely excited to once again engage students from the Health Sciences Charter School and give them an inside look at what we consider to be a monumental project and collaboration between the construction, healthcare and education sectors within our community,” said LPCiminelli President Frank L. Ciminelli II.
The “M.A.S.H.” Camp gathering included an educational seminar, building construction exercises and role-playing, as well as a tour of the upcoming, state-of-the-art, $375 million medical education facility. Such student outreach events remain a cornerstone of LPCiminelli’s long-standing, programmatic commitment to promoting student growth and opportunity in the fields of engineering, construction and project management.
“Introducing students to STEM opportunities and helping inspire future careers is something our company has long been committed to at all levels of our organization,” continued Ciminelli. “I’m grateful to the students for spending time with us and very appreciative toward our project managers and partners at UB for their positive interaction and valuable insights.”
“I’ve experienced first-hand how a student’s decision to pursue a career in construction can be a successful one—because I was that student,” said LPCiminelli General Superintendent and Vice President of Operations Dwayne Fleming. “That is why our team is so adamant about providing opportunities for local students to learn more about becoming part of the region’s future STEM and construction workforce, especially through great programs like ‘M.A.S.H.’ Camps or site tours.”
In addition to Fleming, participants in the “M.A.S.H.” Camp event on behalf of the LPCiminelli team included Project Manager Scott Hoffman, Safety Manager Brook Smith, Project Superintendent Jason O’Neill, Project Superintendent Jerry Ulatowski, Project Engineer Gabe LaGrutta, as well as UB Project Manager Jennifer Kuhn.
About Health Sciences Charter School
The Health Sciences Charter School offers high-school age youth an intellectually rigorous college-prep education. Backed by the strong hands-on commitment of Western New York-area healthcare industry partners, Health Sciences exposes students to career opportunities through a specialized classroom curriculum, laboratory-based research, mentoring programs, and real-work internships.
About the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB
A key facet of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will put superior medical education, clinical care and pioneering research in close proximity, anchoring Buffalo’s evolving comprehensive academic health center in a vibrant downtown setting. These new facilities will better enable the school to advance health and wellness across the life span for the people of New York and the world through research, clinical care and the education of tomorrow’s leaders in health care and biomedical sciences.
UB’s new medical school features:
- Eight floors; 628,000 square feet
- Interior seven-story glass atrium, terra-cotta and glass rain screen façade
- State-of-the art laboratory space
- Sky-bridge connections to adjacent hospital, medical building
- Expanded patient care simulation center for clinical, surgical and robotic surgery training
- Built-in NFTA-Metro rail station for convenient public access
Since 1961, LPCiminelli has been achieving award-winning results for institutional and commercial clients across numerous market sectors. Throughout their history, they have been highly regarded by clients and industry partners alike for their integrity and ingenuity. While starting as a general contracting firm, today they also offer expertise in construction management, design-build, and program management. They have grown to become a top echelon national construction group with offices in Buffalo and New York City.