Soar with science, technology, engineering, and math learning (and fun!) experiences for all ages at the STEM Expo 2018, on the ground at the Thunder of Niagara Air Show, held on the grounds of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on:

Friday, June 8, 2018, 9am to 6pm;

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9am to 4:30pm

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 9am to 4:30pm.

The purpose of the Expo is to increase the local STEM talent pool by exposing as many students and young adults as possible to STEM opportunities. This will provide the Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Air Force, and the 914th Air Refueling Wing a platform to show off technical facilities, equipment, and various STEM concepts to large numbers of WNY students and young adults.

Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a strategic focus of the DoD. We understand the importance of educating our young people in these areas. Our future success — and our nation’s technological advantage — depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent.

We are currently seeking exhibitors to participate in this exciting and unique opportunity. In order to make this STEM Outreach Initiative work, local Colleges and Universities, local school districts in the WNY Region, and Private Organizations such as WNY STEM are invited to participate with tables, displays or activities.

The STEM Expo is a valued-added opportunity (presented free of charge) for anyone attending the air show which will attract an estimated 100,000 visitors over the weekend.

Your display should be interactive and engaging for all ages, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities and/or careers. This will be a world-class STEM learning opportunity, with your participation.

WNY STEM, Why Now?

STEM careers are in demand throughout WNY, from opportunities in the military to the public and private sectors. STEM jobs pay a higher wage at almost all levels, including military positions, licensed professionals, and other STEM professions. Fields like computer science, data specialists, technicians and engineers can and will fill critical positions in our region’s economy.

The STEM Expo will put your name in front of thousands of visitors on a high-profile, targeted weekend that is also the 70th anniversary of the Air Force Reserve.

Friday’s hours will welcome students from WNY school districts, and children whose parents are in military units all across WNY. More than 400 local public servants (police and firefighters), recognized as WNY’s Best and Bravest, will also be on hand as will 100 corporate level executives from across the WNY region.

Your Exhibitor Space – Provided to you at No Charge!

All exhibitors will be given a 20×20 space in a high-profile position, with two 6-foot tables, access to electrical power, identifying signage, and two chairs. Some areas will be tent-covered. Mobile units, vehicles, and free-standing displays are welcomed. We anticipate several mobile trailer displays as part of this event. Set up time will be available on Thursday 7 June with last minute load in completed by 8am. We need to have your area staffed for the entire duration of the event.

Please email WNY STEM at to reserve your STEM expo space, no later than March 1, 2018.

The STEM Expo is a collaboration between the Thunder of Niagara Air Show organized by the 914th Air Refueling Wing, and WNY STEM Hub.

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