3 Competitive Award Categories for 2019!

Annually, WNY STEM Hub recognizes schools and libraries in Western New York for their STEM dedication.  An application process is held and winners are notified in advance of the WNY STEM Hub Demo Day Recognition Luncheon.  This year, the recognition luncheon will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, Pearl Street Grill, Buffalo. Space is limited. We urge you to register early HERE.

Recognition application opportunities described below are open to eligible schools in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties.  A panel of judges will conduct a blind review of all school and library submissions.


Review each of the application categories below and submit your online application by October 22, 2019, no later than 5 pm.

Recognition Program: School and Teacher Award Application


The NYS STEM Quality Learning Rubric guides this school-level recognition program which WNY STEM Hub launched in 2015. Recognized schools are validated as they embark on transformational changes in STEM learning. The recognition also encourages sharing and scaling up by example as it identifies individual schools that have demonstrated marked progress from Emerging to Engaged or Accomplished Levels for these components of quality STEM learning:

  • STEM integration;
  • Connections to non-STEM disciplines;
  • Use of project-based learning;
  • Exposure to STEM careers;
  • Use of the engineering design process; and
  • Technology integration

Public, private, charter, and parochial P-12 schools in WNY are eligible. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the school has moved beyond an emerging level across most NYS STEM Quality Learning components. Schools within a current WNY STEM Hub recognized Emerging STEM School System are automatically eligible.

Apply for Schools on the Move:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SchoolsOntheMove2019


To recognize schools in the five counties of WNY whose library program has made a significant impact in promoting schoolwide STEM learning.


Any WNY P-12 school library

Recognized schools (Schools on the Move and School Libraries Moving STEM) will receive an award and will be cited on WNY STEM’s website, ENews and in media releases.

Apply for School Libraries Moving STEM: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SchoolLibraries.

Purpose WNY STEM Hub recognizes that exemplary STEM educators create experiences that ripple beyond their own world.  They know how to inspire learners and mobilize colleagues to pursue STEM learning.  Their talent, optimistic spirit and positive energy make them luminary. Dr. Rod Doran was such a STEM educator.  This new award category is in his memory. Submissions must be completed by October 22, 2019.  The award will be conferred at the National STEM Day Recognition Luncheon on November 8, at Pearl Street Grill in Buffalo. Eligibility The award is open to educators at all levels and at all places where STEM learning happens across the 5 counties of WNY (Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany). Recognized educators will receive a glass-etched award and will be cited on WNY STEM’s website, ENews and in media releases. Online applications for Dr. Rod Doran Teacher Award must be submitted HERE. (A panel of judges who knew Dr. Doran will conduct a blind review of all submissions.)

For more information on the National STEM Day Career Pathway Demos & Workshops click HERE