Below is a calendar full of STEM and STEAM events throughout our five-county region to engage students, inspire teachers, inform parents, and celebrate STEM and STEAM learning.
Do you know of a STEM/STEAM event that should be shared with our community? Submit it here.
WNY STEM Hub, in collaboration with The Girls Scouts of WNY, Buffalo State College, and a group of women Tech Professionalsinvite you to join us for TechWise for Women.
TechWise for Women is a coding boot camp that meets one Saturday a month from September to May. The program is designed to teach coding, entrepreneurship, leadership and give information about Tech career opportunities to female students and their female relatives. Our Tech professionals will serve as mentors, who will guide and encourage participants as they learn to code webpages, apps and games. Participants will also receive direct support from The Girls Scouts of WNY to earn their STEM badge.
Those who have never coded before, as well as those who have had experience coding, are invited to attend and help us build a supportive learning community that encourages exploration, empowerment and innovation.
Are you a Professional Woman who would like to help mentor a student? It will just take a few hours, once a month! You will be helping to build a community of tech women that will have an impact for generations. To be a Volunteer please register HERE.
Where: Buffalo State College
When: 1 Saturday a month from September 2019 to February 2020 (9/28/19, 11/2/19, 2/8/20)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Free – THANK YOU to our Generous Sponsors who have made this possible!
General Motors, First Niagara Foundation in partnership with KeyBank, Buffalo State, Girl Scouts of WNY, AAUW, Beckage, Best Buy
The 6th Annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is the greatest show and tell on Earth! It is a family-friendly showcase of invention, innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness.
It brings together curious people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they can do. Faire gathers together adult and child tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
To buy tickets visit: https://buffalo.makerfaire.com/tickets/
Challenge runs from October 1 – December 13, 2019
The Buffalo City Mission has developed a youth developed incentive program called Mission Possible. This challenge has been designed to grow the philanthropic heart of students in WNY by challenging them to engage in life-lessons regarding the relationship between giving back to their communities and building positive character attributes.
Throughout the 2019 Mission Possible Program, we will be incorporating the STEM (STEAM/STREAM) School initiative that will provide a learning tool to implement a collaborative and project-based platform where students of all ages can work closely together in a hands-on way to solve real-world problems, such as alleviating hunger. Students are challenged to use art/design, mathematics, and problem-solving skills to reach their goals throughout the Mission Possible Challenge Period. The integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics practices used in conjunction with digital literacy will help students recognize and utilize the variety of perspectives that may be tapped into to help unravel complex inquiries.
To register your student team today, please visit bcmpossible.org/registerto create a profile and a team goal!
$1.00 admission at the door. Members & kids under 3 free.
Admission is to celebrate WNY and Hispanic Heritage Month. For more info visit: http://hispanicheritagewny.org/
Buy one, get one free admission for current BPO subscribers. Free docent led tours will be held at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. To find out more about the 20th Anniversary celebrations go to bpo.org
Celebrate all things creepy and crawly! Learn about spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home. Enjoy Halloween treats, a visit from the Ice Queen and Ice Princess, and feel free to show off your costume. Have fun at activity stations throughout the Botanical Gardens. Activities are best aligned for children ages 4-12, so we encourage caregivers of our young learners to assist with creations.
These programs are included with paid admission/membership! (All activities are peanut free.)
For more information visit our website! https://www.buffalogardens.com
Join us to hear leaders share their stories and the challenges they have overcome as women in senior information technology roles.
Buffalo & Erie Public Library and the Buffalo Astronomical Association are hosting an Astronomy Day on 11/2 at the Downtown Central Library from 11am-3pm. Featuring telescope exhibits, demonstrations, kids activities and solar viewing (weather permitting).
All ages and experience welcome. Join the fun learning about the stars, planets and space. For more information visit: www.buffaloastronomy.com.
Celebrate National STEM Day with interactive STEM Career Pathway Demos concluding with the Annual Recognition of schools and educators.
Celebrate National STEM Day with colleagues across the region and roll up your sleeves for hands-on activities you can use to spark your students’ interest in high-demand STEM careers.
With little or no experience, you can teach:
- Mobile App Development
- Cyber Security
- Drone Technology
- Engineering Design Process and Coding
You can ensure that learners are job-ready for high-demand careers in the local tech sector. CTLE credit is available. An optional 3D technology workshop is available in the afternoon. For a detailed agenda, see HERE.
The Luncheon will feature recognition for these awards:
Schools on the Move (see HERE to apply)
School Libraries Moving STEM (see HERE to apply)
Dr. Rod Doran STEM Teacher Award (see HERE to apply)
All submissions are due by October 22, 5pm.
For all details on award, see HERE.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!