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





Other Student Learning Opportunities

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Alfred University Residential STEM Camps

BEAM Summer Programs

Buffalo Healthcare Exploration

Buffalo Museum of Science Camps

Buffalo Zoo Camps

Mission Ignite Powered by Computers For Children

Daemen College Tech Camps

Dresser-Rand Challenger Center

EduKids Camps

Engineering for Kids

Girl Scouts of WNY Camps

Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scout Camps

Jamestown Audubon Nature Camps

Kids in the Woods Summer Day Camp

Microsoft Camps at the Walden Galleria Store – and HERE

Nautical Day Camp

Orleans/Niagara BOCES

Penn Dixie Camps

St. Bonaventure Camps

Summer Research at Roswell Park

Summer Robotics Camps

UB Engineering Design Camp – and HERE