WNY STEM Hub Signature Programs for 2018
The Girls Coding Project was a two-week learning experience for girls entering the 6th through 12th grades, organized by WNY STEM Hub in collaboration with Girl Scouts of WNY and SUNY Buffalo State. Sessions were held in the SUNY Buffalo State Technology Building, home of the college’s Computer Information Systems Department. The goal is to encourage more young women to pursue computer science education and to become part of WNY’s growing technology workforce.
AT&T Coding Your Future was for high school aged girls who have recently immigrated to the United States. Participants learned important early lessons about computer programs, use, and computer coding to inspire their further education and career opportunities.
At the end of the program, the students populated a webpage that tells their unique stories. Renowned storytellers Karima Amin and Lorna Czarnota guided their learning about the power and art of storytelling. Women who also immigrated to the US as youth visited the program daily and shared their stories about transitioning to a new country and building a life and career here.
The program is possible thanks to a significant gift from AT&T, and collaboration from Journey’s End Refugees Services, SUNY Buffalo State Research & Development Department, MISSION Ignite Powered by Computers for Children and the Buffalo Urban League.
Hand in Hand was a two-week experience for students to learn basic knowledge of anatomy and careers in medical technology, plus fundamental technology skills in 3D printing, engineering design, computer coding and advanced fabrication, in addition leadership training and service learning. Online open source resources are provided by e-NABLE, a global community of volunteers who fabricate assistive devices for people in need all over the world. Professionals from biomedical, technology design, occupational therapy, and medical-surgical fields also participated to share career exploration experience.
Thank you to our sponsors
The Garman Family Foundation
administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo
And our collaborative partners
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