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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Makerspaces 101 @ Canisius College (Old Main Room 2014)
Jan 29 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

What exactly is a “makerspace”? What does it look like? Where can I set one up? What do I do with it? Registration is free and required as space is limited.

The makerspace movement is taking the world by storm! Imagine DIY meets education! A makerspace presents readily-available materials that can act as a provocation for inquiry, as well as modern technology and items to invent with.

Designed for beginners, this session will explore many iterations of makerspaces that could work in your school, library, district, or community-at-large!

Presenter: Kirsten Smith (Lockport Central School District), is the STEM Moderator for George M Southard Elementary School and recently led an international online webinar on the topic of Makerspaces for Kappa Delta Pi (international honorary in education).

STEM Career Night at Canisius @ Canisius College - Science Hall
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of learning about STEM-related career opportunities and future employment trends. This event is open to all high school and transfer students interested in the STEM fields, their families and teachers. There will be a panel discussion on STEM-related career opportunities. The faculty, students and alumni from each of the majors with the science programs will be on hand to speak with students about the programs and opportunities available at Canisius College. Refreshments will be served.

Holst’s The Planets & STEM, BPO Concert @ Kleinhans Music Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Holst’s The Planets – Concert starts at 8:00 PM

This is a beloved classic piece, that resembles modern movie music even though it was composed in the early 1900s. There is a different movement for each planet! Holst’s interest in astrology led to its creation, with each movement intended to convey ideas and emotions associated with the influence of the planets on the psyche. Conducted by JoAnn Falletta.

This concert is suitable for adolescents ages 12 and up. Student tickets start at $20. There are special group rates available saving 15% off ticket prices for groups of 10 or more! Arrive early for a chance to check out the Buffalo Museum of Science Pop up Planetarium. This event offers an opportunity to explore science and technology while enjoying the beautiful music played by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

WNY Brain Bee @ Canisius College - Science Hall
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The WNY Brain Bee is a competition for Western New York’s best and brightest high school students ( grades 9 -12).  This three round neuroscience competition includes questions about brain anatomy, development of the nervous system, sensations, movement, memory , and neurological disorders.  During Rounds I & II, all students receive identical questions and record multiple choice or written answers.  Round III requires oral responses to individual questions.  Contestants are eliminated after answering three questions incorrectly.  Ist place winner is eligible to compete in the National Brain Bee in Hershey, PA .  Travel expenses will be covered for the winner and one adult companion.   1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners all receive cash prizes.

Students can prepare for the competition by studying the free primer “Brain Facts:  A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System, available at

Buffalo Niagara Teen Science Cafe @ The Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Teen Science Cafe is back for the Spring!
We’ll be learning about Food, Environment, and Social Networks with Jessica Gilbert, Partnership for the Public Good Research Associate and Geography PhD Candidate, and Sylvia Kelly, Coordinator of Global Projects for the UB Food Lab Master of Urban Planning Student.
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Buffalo Niagara Teen Science Cafes will also be on March 28th and April 25th, same time and place.
Wille Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Programs 4th Annual Science Fair @ Burchfield Penney Art Center
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Power Up” for the 4th Annual WHJESP Science Fair sponsored by General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant.  Looking for 5th -12 graders, individual or paired groups, to register their science projects.  Registration is FREE!  Prizes awarded to 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place winners at both the Middle School and High School levels.  First place prize for high schoolers is an all expense paid trip to NYC for the Auto Show!

Tech Savvy – Buffalo @ SUNY Buffalo North Campus Student Union
Mar 16 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Register by February 26. Pre-registration is required and must be fully paid within one week of registering. Register early as we often fill up.

Online registration available at:

One Tech Savvy student will win a new laptop computer and one student will win a new tablet!

Tech Savvy is designed to encourage girls to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers by a fun, illuminating day of activities. Studies show that after middle school, girls often become disinterested in science and math courses. High-school girls tend to enroll in science courses at lower levels than their male counterparts.

Tech Savvy is presented and sponsored by the American Association of University Women Buffalo Branch, Inc. Major support for Tech Savvy is provided by Praxair. UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences also provides support for TS14.


Sensational Science Saturdays at Power Vista @ New York Power Authority - Power Vista
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm

The New York Power Authority, in collaboration with WNY Stem Hub Inc. and MISSION: IGNITE Powered by Computers For Children, will launch a series of computer coding classes geared toward young people at the Niagara Power Vista.

The free “Sensational Science Saturdays” program in March and April will introduce children to coding and other computer programs through a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects.

Classes are suitable for children in grades 5 to 8 and are limited to 15 students in each session. Children outside the suggested grades are considered as space is available. Reservations for classes can be made by emailing or by calling 716-286-6661.

Children can take one class or enjoy the entire series. All classes will be held in the Power Vista classroom starting at 1 p.m. The class schedule is as follows:

  • March 9: Animation with Chuck Arbutina
  • March 16: Java Script with Chuck Arbutina
  • March 23: Discover Your DNA with Mark Gallo
  • March 30: Pixel Art with Anne Izdorczak
  • April 6: Microbits with Ann Izdorczak
Niagara Aerospace Museum Event @ Niagara Aerospace Museum
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

WNY STEM Hub is cosponsoring an event with the Niagara Aerospace Museum for Grades 5-12 on March 21, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Students will meet Alice Bowman and tour the Museum. Interested Schools should contact Michelle Kavanaugh at Space is limited!

Family STEAM Celebration – STEAM is “out of this world” @ Depew High School
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This year’s STEAM Family Night will once again feature hands-on activities, make-and-takes, and demonstrations highlighting science, technology, and engineering related skills. The interactive booths will provide opportunities for all to experience the exciting work students are exploring at school. In the classroom, teaching within the STEAM framework challenges students to solve real-world problems in collaborative groups using an inquiry design process.

Families will be able to learn about robotics and coding activities and play STEAM based family games as well as competitions.  We will also showcase some of our technology, as well as an expanded make and take area themed around “Out of this World”.  Students can make Galaxy tiles, robots, aliens and rockets to launch. There will also be a station where students can create a 10 second stop animation video.  We are hoping to bring back our partners from The University of Buffalo Computer Science Department and Earthquake Research Center as well as a few others.

Another major highlight of this event will be the featuring of the high school’s award-winning trebuchet that crushed the competition with a record-breaking pumpkin throw.  Depew High School’s trebuchet team has taken first place numerous times at the annual trebuchet contest each fall at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence.

There will be book giveaways, and door prize chances to win gift cards and more.

Please join us for this all ages,fun-filled, family activity night!