On Saturday, January 26, there’s an incredible opportunity to get kids motivated, with a day of healthy and fun exercises. From kids’ bootcamp to a soccer session, this special day is chock-filled with an assortment of kid-friendly activities. This will be a great way to get the kids out of the house, and away from the TV. Not only will participants get a chance to meet others their own age (boys and girls, ages 4 -12), they will also be immersed into a number of clinics and training sessions, which will help them to get a sense about the various health-conscious sports and games that are accessible.
“In today’s age it is becoming harder and harder for kids to keep healthy and active. There are so many different forces working against them, including the intense pull of screen time with video games and social media, the exorbitant cost of sports programs, and the inaccessibility for a lot of families to have access to high quality fitness and sports programs for their kids,” said Chas Kirsch, Founder Healthy Buffalo.
“With our upcoming Kid’s Day we are putting together an event that offers families an affordable and fun afternoon that the whole family can get involved in. We will have our team there filming an exciting recap of the days festivities, we will get individual, group and action shots of all the kids, and introduce them to a host of different sports and activities. It is a great opportunity for kids of all different ages to get out, be active, make some friends, and take part in creating a healthier and more vibrant community.”
Here is the updated lineup:
“We’ve got a full day of activities planned for the kids with a lot of great instructors lined up. All kids will get a custom made Healthy Buffalo performance tee, pictures, refreshments, and be featured in our promo video of the event. It’s just $8 for early registration until 1/19 and $10 for regular registration thereafter.”
OK Buffalo, you heard him. It’s time to rally the kids, to participate in some healthy exercises in 2019.
Healthy Buffalo Kid’s Day
Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:30pm to 5:30pm
Knights of Columbus | 1530 Kenmore Avenue | Buffalo NY 14216
See Facebook event
Lead image courtesy Healthy Buffalo
Product or system design projects carried out by small student groups. Project definition, conceptual and detailed design, evaluation, and documentation.
ME 398 is the capstone course in Product Engineering for the Mechanical Engineering, which provides an experience in the creative aspects of design from project definition to ideation to functional prototypes. During this time, students will have the opportunity to experience the entire process of design, including: defining product specifications, developing creative design ideas, evaluating design concepts based on engineering analysis, describing the detailed design using CAD drawings, and building multiple physical prototypes ranging from feasibility demonstration to full Alpha-level functional prototypes.
Nobel Prize winner Herbert Simon said, "Science is the study of what is. Engineering is the creation of what is to be." The essence of engineering is design. Most engineers work on some sort of product development, whether it be creating new products or making better products, all based on a fairly well-defined design process. In ME 398, student teams create a new product for an outside client using this design process. Undergraduates take this course in their fourth year, after having mastered many of the engineering tools that they will use in their careers. Mechanical engineering students are required to take either this course or ME 340-2 to fulfill their design requirement. Two former students in this course went on to win the iF Product Design Award in an international design competition based in Germany for their design of the Swingline Worx Mini Stapler in 2000.
The course meets two days per week for two-hour lectures.
Assignments/evaluations may include prototypes, oral presentations, interim reports, final reports, and quizzes or exams.
Students interested in pursuing further study in product design development should consider the Engineering Design and Innovation (EDI) program or the Master of Product Development (MPD) program at Northwestern University. EDI is a program for the recent engineering graduate, while MPD is designed for working professionals and requires at least 3 years of work experience.
If you are interested in sponsoring a project, please review this info packet and contact Michael Beltran at email@example.com for more information.Course Syllabus
International Child Advancement is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower orphans and underprivileged children through education, vocational training, livelihood provision, and mentoring. In 2020, the organization created a back to school wish list for children who have no families of their own, or whose families have no means to support the cost of education.
Now, the community is being asked to “chip in” again, to help these children in need. Community members can do this by clicking on this Amazon link, where they will find a wide range of school supplies, including backpacks, crayons, and even food rations.
International Child Advancement is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower orphans and underprivileged children become self-sufficient through education, vocational training, livelihood provision and mentoring.
“Our mission is to empower underprivileged children through education, vocational training, livelihood provision and mentoring,” said Evelyn Kessler, Founder and Executive Director of International Child Advancement. “We have, thus far, 128 refugee children registered whom we hope to provide school supplies, a wellness packet (masks & hand sanitizers), and a bag of groceries for each family.”
Along with the virtual shopping list, donors can also drop off supplies at the following locations:
Once the collection of supplies is complete, there will be a distribution effort underway for refugee families on Saturday, August 22. This volunteer effort is in place of the originally planned social affair that was originally scheduled to be held. That event was canceled due to COVID-19.
Whether the refugee children attend school in person, or they do so virtually, they will be in need of supplies. This year is especially hard on them – not only are they living in a foreign country, they are dealing with a debilitating virus that has gripped the world. As if it could get any worse for some of these families, we are now faced with COVID-19. That means, along with a “Back to School Goodie Bag,” the children will also receive a wellness packet, including masks and bottles of hand sanitizer. Masks have been donated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
This event is in partnership with Christ is the Answer International Fellowship Church. For more information, please visit www.childadvancement.org.
Lead image: Photo by Michael Mims