The WNY STEM Hub is indebted to a number of organizations and individuals who, through their partnership with the Hub, have helped to initiate and sustain the Hub’s efforts.
- Empire State STEM Learning Network
Empire STEM is a statewide, community-led collaborative of regional STEM Hubs across New York State. The STEM Network is included under SUNY’s Seamless Education Pipeline initiative and provides a coordinator to facilitate the work of the Empire State STEM Learning Network. The WNY STEM Hub is indebted to SUNY and to Dr. Phil Ortiz who, in his role as Assistant Provost for Undergraduate and STEM Education, and Coordinator, Empire State STEM Learning Network, assists in identifying statewide resources and networking opportunities.
- Finger Lakes STEM Hub
The Finger Lakes STEM Hub is a successful, long-standing Hub of the Empire State STEM Learning Network. The WNY STEM Hub is indebted to Dr. Sara Silverstone, Director, and members of the Finger Lakes Hub for providing start-up resources, guidance and inspiration in their role as a Mentor Hub.
- M&T Bank
A team of Digital Banking officials with product and technology expertise from M&T Bank led the website development and branding work with a group of WNY STEM members to develop www.wnystem.org. The WNY STEM Hub is indebted to M&T for allocating the time and talent of Mike LaManna (Project Leader), Paul Becker, Kristen Cronyn, Curt Doktor, Stephanie Hillery, Lauren Madar and Dawn Vona.
- NYS STEM Education Collaborative
The Collaborative is comprised of the leading professional organizations in New York State who collaborate for the purposes of advancing the integration of STEM education. The Collaborative sponsors a statewide summer Institute on an annual basis.
- Siemens, Inc.
Siemens has a long history of support for STEM learning in New York State and internationally. WNY STEM is grateful to Bob Grant, Account Executive, who serves as a member of the Board of Directors and facilitates in-kind donations for select WNY STEM events and activities.
The STEMx™ network is a multi-state collaborative developed for states, by states. This grassroots movement provides an accessible platform to share, analyze and disseminate quality STEM education resources. The WNY STEM Hub is indebted to Margaret Ashida, Executive Director, for her guidance and expertise.
- UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is the Steward Organization for the Western New York State STEM Hub. Dr. Gene Morse, Associate Director for the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, serves as the Steward representative to the Hub and as an Advisory Board member. Dr. Morse also provides facility use for meetings and other in-kind support for the Hub to conduct its activities. The Hub is indebted to the commitment of Dr. Morse and the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
- United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
United Way provides Fiduciary Sponsorship support to WNY STEM since both organizations share a mission for improving community well-being. WNY STEM is grateful to Michael Weiner, Executive Director, who serves on our Advisory Board and has been an active supporter.