These are STEM and STEAM events throughout our five-county region, to engage students, inspire teachers, inform parents, and celebrate STEM and STEAM learning.
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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.
Location: 210 Student Union
The public is invited to attend brief presentations of original STEM research by UB undergraduate and graduate students. This event is intended to help students practice their presentation skills for a genera audience, network with others from the community, and begin developing their professional footprint. Audience participants will have an opportunity to give anonymous feedback to the student presenters.