These are STEM and STEAM events throughout our five-county region, to engage students, inspire teachers, inform parents, and celebrate STEM and STEAM learning.
- IMAGINE Greater Buffalo Lecture and Discussion Series
- Sensational Science Saturdays
- 2018 WNY STEAM Conference
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- STEM and STEAM Events Calendar
- Summer STEM Experiences for Students
- STEM Expo at the Thunder of Niagara Air Show
Do you know of a STEM/STEAM related event? Submit it here.
Subject matter experts discuss the state of our regional economy, current and future workforce needs, and how STEM jobs can fill the middle skills gap. Organized by WNY STEM Hub, Alfred State SUNY College of Technology, WNY STEM Satellite Center at St. Bonaventure University, and the Greater Southern Tier STEM Hub, this is part of a series of regional forums across New York State to examine current and emerging workforce needs, uncover solutions to fill STEM jobs, and consider needed actions. The series is funded by a STEMx Challenge Grant from the State University of New York.
Location: Student Leadership Center
Harnessing Earth’s energy powers our planet and provides a wealth of jobs. Hear how evolving technologies create new jobs and opportunities. Thanks to our program sponsor Solar Liberty. Doors open at 8:30 am.
STEAMfest is free event that will immerse the entire Lancaster Central School District in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Architecture and Math (STEAM) learning experiences. Students can exhibit and test their own independent “Make-Ahead Challenge” projects in 10 STEAM categories, alongside interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and performances from over 20 outside scientists and community organizations, plus dozens of DIY hands-on activities. Community connections at STEAMfest include a Trinity Pantry Food Drive and an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Food/refreshments are available for purchase from the High School’s own Daily Grind Coffee Shop, Lloyd’s Taco Factory Truck and the Cheesy Chick Food Truck.
This year’s theme is “Timeless Tech” – a zoom-out perspective that helps kids understand that people have been using their creativity and the resources around them to solve problems and express themselves throughout time and around the world — and they can do it too!
STEAMfest is sponsored by LEAF (Lancaster Education and Alumni Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization). STEAMfest is a large-scale event put on by volunteers with the support of our generous community sponsors: Unifrax, Apple Rubber, Wegmans (Losson Road), College Tutors of Williamsville, and Nichol City Realty, along with the Lancaster District PTO, John A. Sciole PTO and Hillview PTO.
Complete event information is at www.steamfest.org.
Inside Library – Ring of Knowledge, next to Fables Cafe’
Discussion of Star Wars Video
Nardin will be holding it’s first Hackathon on Friday, December 1st from 8:00am-8:00pm for students in 5th-12th grade. A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to learn, build, and share their creations over the course of a set period of time.
Location: Math-Science Center Atrium
Dinner Meeting showcasing STEM students from our area. Also: Guest Speaker and Annual Meeting
Tickets will be available shortly.
Every story of every woman and girl in our community is a pathway. The twists are inevitable, however, equal opportunity should be possible regardless of the barriers faced along the way. Awareness of the barriers and opportunities is the first step to creating an equitable community for all.
Join us on Friday, December 8, 2017, to dive into the WNY Women’s Foundation’s newly released report, Pathways to Progress, Vol. 2. We will introduce you to WNY women representative of life stages and invite you to engage in their stories, share what the research tells us, and find ways you can make a difference for them and for the women in your life.
General Admission Tickets: $17.00 each
Student Admission Tickets: $12.00 each
Registration begins at 8:00 am
IMAGINE Buffalo Series, presented by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature.
This week’s video is Emerson and the Idea of America, followed by a discussion led by Dennis Galucki, founder of C-SAAHN to celebrate the 8th anniversary of this series.
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., participants will bring their imagination to life by learning new Paint 3D in Windows 10, and then create their own artwork inspired by MLK’s “I have a dream speech”.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to use their new skills to create artwork that expresses what “I have a dream” means to them.
Monday, January 8th from 6-7pm—register at: aka.ms/MLKBuf1-8
Wednesday, January 10th from 6-7pm—register at: aka.ms/MLKBuf1-10
Saturday, January 13th from 10-11am—register at: aka.ms/MLKBuf1-13
Participants and their families, along with the community, will be invited back on January 15th for our Community Celebration and art show. Selected participants will have the opportunity to have their artwork on display as well as explain what Dr. King’s Dream means to them.
Monday, January 15th from 5:30-6:30pm—register at aka.ms/BufMLKReception
The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant under 17 years of age must sign a Participation Agreement upon arrival.