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.


Niagara University STEM Showcase @ Niagara University
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us Feb. 22 for hands-on demonstrations and to learn more about programs in biology, the life sciences, chemistry, psychology, environmental science, and mathematics (and more!).

Register at If you have any questions, please contact us at 1.800.462.2111 or

WNY Brain Bee @ Canisius College
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The WNY Brain Bee is a high school competition designed to inspire students to learn about the human brain and motivate them to enter professions where they can treat and find cures for brain disorders. Students will be tested on their knowledge of  the human brain. Topics include brain anatomy & development, neurological diseases, memory, movement, and sensation.

Format: During Round I & II, all students receive the same questions and  record written answers . During Round III, students give oral responses to questions. Students compete until they have answered 3 questions incorrectly .

What can I win?:
•       1st  place : Eligible to compete in the National Brain Bee. Stipend for travel expenses for winner and adult companion.
•  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place:  Cash prizes

How do I prepare for the competition?
•       Students should study the free primer  “Brain Facts”
•       Students can attend the free Brain Bee Prep Class at Canisius College

Who can participate?
•  All WNY high school students in grades 9th -12th can participate.
•  Registration,  primer, and prep class are all free.

How do I register?
•       send an email to Dr. Elizabeth Hogan  at
•       or fill out the Google form at :

Registration deadline:  Feb.21, 2020

2020 Climate Science Education Workshop @ Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us on March 4th as we bring you the science behind the issues at the 2020 Climate Science Education Workshop.  Learn what the scientific community has found out about one of the largest challenges facing society today and come away with engaging, hands-on activities that teach your students about our changing climate.

The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) and National Fuel are pleased to provide this free workshop for 5th-12th grade teachers. This workshop is provided through funding from National Fuel.
•       Sub reimbursement Provided
•       Lunch and continental breakfast provided
•       Hands-on Kits and Materials Provided
•       Professional Development Credit Available (6 hours CTLE100)

To be eligible, your school must be in the National Fuel service territory. For more information:  1-800-875-5029

She Started IT – Buffalo @ Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

She Started IT is a free event to encourage 6th-10th grade girls to explore and be inspired by the field of technology, giving them the opportunity to hear from, interact with and be encouraged by female founders and professionals in Buffalo, NY.

Bring yourself, we’ll take care of the food & swag for a memorable event! Plan to… Explore opportunities in computing and technology sectors through hands-on activities; Grow your network with other girls interested in IT; Engage with WNY female founders and professionals in tech.

Register to attend as a student or as a school group:

She Started IT, Buffalo is a collaboration between the University at Buffalo Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, ACV Auctions, The Allstate Foundation, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Ingram Micro, The Foundry, Second Generation Theatre Company, Inc., Girl Scouts of Western New York, LaunchTECH, UB Office of Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships, UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, WNY Invention Convention, and WNY STEM Hub.

Willie Hutch Jones Education 5th Annual Free Science Fair @ Burchfield Penney Art Center
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Willie Hutch Jones Education & Sports Program FREE Annual Science Fair is an opportunity for students of the community to show case and apply scientific method to their independent research.

Local student’s efforts are displayed then, judged. As a result each student participate will receive acknowledgment for participation and a chance to win from am array of awards and/or trips.

WHJESP 5th Annual Science Fair @ Burchfield Penney Art Center
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lift Off! for the the 5th Annual Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program Science Fair Presented by GM Tonawanda Engine Plant

Cancelled-THE GENE, An Intimate History @ Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for Ken Burns’s “The Gene: An Intimate History” documentary screening and discussion at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In partnership with Buffalo Toronto Public Media and Western New York STEM Hub, Roswell Park will host a screening event and panel discussion around the key topics addressed in the documentary.

“The Gene: An Intimate History” is a major new four-hour documentary from Burns and Goodman, adapted from the award-winning book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee.

The series tells the story of the rapid evolution of genetic science from Gregor Mendel’s groundbreaking experiment in the 19th century to CRISPR, and the hope that newfound powers to alter DNA with pinpoint precision will transform the treatment of some of the world’s most complex and challenging diseases. The series also tackles the daunting ethical challenges that these technologies pose for humankind.

Following the screening, a moderated panel discussion featuring Roswell Park experts will highlight Western New York’s signature contributions to the world’s understanding of human genetics.

The screening will be held in Roswell Park’s Research Studies Center on Carlton Street at Elm Street in Buffalo. Free parking is available in the Roswell Park parking ramp.

“The Gene: An Intimate History” Panel Discussion and Educational Event is presented in partnership Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and WNY STEM Hub.

Cancelled-Buffalo Tech Savvy @ SUNY Buffalo North Campus Student Union
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tech Savvy Girls: Seeing the Invisible, Anticipating the Unknown, Asking the Questions before she knows the Problem!


Fun workshops to inspire girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

For Western New York’s … 6th to 9th grade girls / 10th – 12th grade girls (on a Roll program with SAT Prep & Workshops) & their parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors & other interested adults.

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 Linde. UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences also provides support for TS15.

Cancelled – 2020 K-12 Computer Science Conference @ Buffalo State College - Technology Building
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Western NY Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association is hosting a workshop-style conference for K-12 teachers at Buffalo State College. Our goal is to help teachers who are new to teaching CS or are looking for ways to integrate it into the curriculum they already teach.

Sessions related to robotics, coding, and eSports will be available, among others. Please consider joining us for the day to learn something new. Both new and experienced CS teachers are welcome to attend. If you are not interested in attending but know someone who may be, please pass the information along. We hope to see you there!

Cost: $30 (includes breakfast and lunch) Registration:

Complete Google Form–
and mail check ($30) to:
Williamsville North High School
1595 Hopkins Road
Amherst, NY 14221

Cancelled-Alden School District STEM Week & Career Day @ Alden High School
Mar 23 @ 10:45 am – 12:45 pm

Alden STEM Week is 3/23 to 3/27

  • 3/23 Science Guest Speaker at the HS (10:45 – 12:45)
  • 3/24 Technology Guest Speaker at the HS (10:45 – 12:45)
  • 3/25 Engineering Guest Speaker at the HS (10:45 – 12:45), Middle School STEAM Night (6:00 – 8:00)
  • 3/26 Math Guest Speaker at the HS (10:45 – 12:45)
  • 3/27 Alden High School Technical Career Day (9:30 – 1:30)

This year’s Technical Career Day will highlight Women in Engineering and Technical Fields. Note: Career Day hours are 9:30 am – 1:30 pm on 3/27/20.

In order to streamline our registration process for the event, we are asking each participant to register their company/school via the link below:

Alden Technical Career Day 2020 Registration Link