WNY STEM

May – WNY STEM/STEAM Month

Each year, the WNY STEM Hub (WNY STEM) presents STEM/STEAM events throughout the region to promote awareness of STEM/STEAM and the work being done with our many partners.  The following featured events are FREE, unless otherwise specified, and co-sponsored by WNY STEM:

Thursday, May 11- Celebrating STEAM, Salamanca City Central Jr./Sr. High School, 50 Iroquois Dr., Salamanca, 5pm-8pm. The community is invited to join us as students in grades 4-12 showcase STEAM projects, scientific thinking and problem solving skills. Community groups will participate with interactive displays. WNY STEM is a cosponsor with the SUNY Fredonia Science & Technology Entry Program and Salamanca City Schools.

Saturday, May 13 – STEAM Ahead Career Day, New York Power Authority, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston, 10am-3pm –  Families and educators are invited to meet exhibitors, educators, businesses and professionals in STEM and STEAM fields, and enjoy interactive activities, presentations and workshops in the all-new state-of-the-art exhibits at the Niagara Power Vista. WNY STEM and NYPA are co-sponsors in cooperation with WNY Career Path Alliance and the Niagara County Community College Liberty Partnership Program. Free admission, parking, and trolley service to Niagara Falls from the Vista. Learn more at http://www.nypa.gov/niagarapowerevents.

Wednesday, May 17 – Girls Coding App Demo, SUNY Buffalo State Technology Building, Room 160, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, 5:30-6:30PM.  Join Horizns Consultants and the Girls Coding Project for a demo of the new Childcare Resource App sponsored by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.  See what girls have learned in the yearlong Girls Coding Project and in supporting app development.  The Project was initiated by WNY STEM and AT&T in collaboration with SUNY Buffalo State and Girl Scouts WNY.

Thursday, May 18 – WNY Brain Challenge, ECC South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, 9am to 1pm. Remember those crazy contraptions that Rube Goldberg used to assemble from everyday objects? This first-time competition invites middle and high school student teams to design, build and present a Rube Goldberg-style device to roll a ball down a ramp using simple machines only…no hands allowed! WNY STEM is proud to collaborate with Computers For Children to present this event in coordinator with WNY Technology Education Association Tech Wars. Visit www.brainchallenge2017.wixsite.com/brainstem.

Saturday, May 20 – Buffalo Prep Career Day, 18 Acheson Annex, UB South Campus, Buffalo, 9am to 3pm.  WNY STEM has collaborated with Siemens to provide a hands-on experience enabling students to experiment with green fuel sources in exploring sustainable transportation. WNY STEM applauds Buffalo Prep for showcasing STEM careers and Siemens for being a leader in promoting STEM learning.  See http://buffaloprep.com/about/

Tuesday, May 23 – IMAGINE Lecture and Discussion Series, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Sq., Buffalo, Noon. Spend your lunch break in the Ring of Knowledge. After a half-hour video (“Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It: Challenging Mainstream Science from Within”), WNY STEM Liaison Jim Guido and Dennis Galucki, Imagine Series Leader will lead a follow up discussion. These weekly events are free, and WNY STEM is proud to be the co-sponsor of the STEM presentations held on the fourth Tuesday of participants will gain a deeper understanding of 12 features of quality STEM learning, including structuring the learning environment facilitating activity and engagement, applying STEM knowledge and practices, and supporting youth development. Visit:  http://networkforyouthsuccess.org/about/regional-networks/after-school-network-of-western-new-york/