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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The Future Workforce Forum: Closing the Middle Skills Gap @ SUNY Alfred State College
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

To register:

Sun, Sea, and STEM: Turning Environmental Passion into Careers @ Ecology & Environment, Inc.
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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.

To register visit:


Lancaster STEAMfest @ Lancaster High School Cafeteria
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Event Description:
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

Science Wars: What Scientist Know and How They Know It: New Definitions of Objectivity” The Great Courses Video #21 by Professor Steven L. Goldman, Lehigh University & Discussion led by Jim Guido, WNY STEM @ Buffalo & Erie County Downtown Public Library
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Inside Library – Ring of Knowledge, next to Fables Cafe’

Discussion of Star Wars Video

WNY STEM Board of Directors Meeting @ United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Room 201

Nardin’s Hack-a-thon @ Nardin Academy
Dec 1 @ 8:15 am – 8:00 pm

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.

WNY STEM Student Showcase & Annual Meeting @ SUNY Buffalo State College
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Math-Science Center Atrium

Dinner Meeting showcasing STEM students from our area. Also: Guest Speaker and Annual Meeting

Tickets will be available shortly.

Pathways to Progress, Vol.2: The Status of Women & Girls in WNY @ Tewksbury Lodge
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Event Description:
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

Nature and Science @ Buffalo Downtown Central Library
Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Martin Luther King Dream Artwork – Paint 3D @ Microsoft Store
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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:
Wednesday, January 10th from 6-7pm—register at:
Saturday, January 13th from 10-11am—register at:

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

The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant under 17 years of age must sign a Participation Agreement upon arrival.