The mission of WNY STEM Hub is to engage learners across Western New York to cultivate a love of STEM learning and curiosity about STEM careers by mobilizing key community partners in developing transformational programs that initiate a lifelong passion for science, technology, engineering and math.
The vision of WNY STEM Hub is to create an environment where learners of all backgrounds and gender in equal number fall in love with the everyday life of science, technology, engineering and math, which maximizes their individual potential and ensures that they are well equipped to meet the world around them.
- We believe that true learning occurs when learners discover the underlying principles through an experiential learning model.
- We believe in providing opportunities to be engaged in a learning process that excites, energizes and exposes learners to a wide variety of real-world skills and concepts.
- We believe learners who participate in WNY STEM Hub activities will discover a path that will enable them to have a more productive educational and career progression.
- We believe that educators, parents and community are key influencers, thus they are essential partners in realizing our vision.
The purpose of WNY STEM Hub is to mobilize schools and stakeholders to develop, nurture and maximize interest in STEM learning and careers through hands-on, one-of-a-kind experiences.
WNY STEM Hub mobilizes schools and stakeholders to develop, nurture and maximize interest in STEM careers through hands-on, one-of-a kind experiences. WNY STEM is an initiative of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the UB Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences and the Empire State STEM Learning Network. Its purpose is to the WNY Community to empower students through life changing STEM experiences – such as the award-winning Hand in Hand, Girls Coding, Schools on the Move and Take Flight Space Experiments Programs – to tackle careers in science, technology, engineering and math. It is recognized internationally as an ecosystem of the STEM Funders Network and a regional partner of Code.org.