WNY STEM Celebrates STEAM!

(Formerly known as STEM/STEAM Month) May is packed with STEM/STEAM activities for everyone, and WNY STEM Hub is proud to present and/or partner with these events.

Thursday, May 3, 4pm, Buffalo Riverworks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo

Mayhem in May – Students and parents who want to learn more about FIRST® robotics are invited to this scrimmage. Meet 12 local teams participating in this off-season competition designed to bring attention to the positive impact of FIRST® robotics participation for all students. For details email lhiller@nicholsschool.org.

Friday, May 4, 9am, Bryant & Stratton College, Amherst campus

JA CareerQuest – WNY STEM Hub is proud to participate with Junior Achievement of WNY in career day for high

school students. Find details here.

Friday, May 4, 6pm, Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Center at Global Concepts Charter School, 168 Roland Ave., Lackawanna

SSEP Mission 12 to the ISS Mission Patch Art Exhibit – View the Mission Patches designed by students in the WNY Coalition as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 12. Two designs will be launched to the International Space Station in June1 Register here by May 2.

Saturday, May 12, 10am and Noon, and Sunday, May 13, 11-Noon, Walden Galleria Microsoft Store, Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga

Parent-child fun has never been sweeter! Do an Hour of Code activity together (don’t worry, Mom…we’ll show you how) and snack on a delicious cupcake, too! Registration is required: email epricol@microsoft.com.

Saturday, May 12, 10:30am-12:30pm, East High School, 820 Northampton St., Buffalo

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Film Screening –  WNY STEM Hub is proud to collaborate with Buffalo Public Schools Community Schools Initiative, the James E. Cummings Foundation, and the WNY Women’s Foundation to screen this documentary for high school and college students about entering STEM fields. Jenny Mogavero, President and Co-Founder of Prospect Hill Consulting and a member of WNY STEM Hub’s SIMA Council, will lead a talk-back following the movie. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the East High School Saturday Academy. This event is free, registration is requested: RSVP here.

 Saturday, May 12, 10am- 6pm, The Park School, Harlem Rd., Amherst

The Buffalo Mini-Maker Faire –  Tinker, design, create, and have fun at this hands-on participatory event. Click here for details, or BuffaloMakerFaire@gmail.com

 Saturday, May 19, 10am- 3pm, Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston

STEAM Ahead Career Day – Have fun learning about your STEAM future. Families and educators are invited to meet exhibitors, educators, businesses and professionals in STEM and STEAM fields, and enjoy interactive activities, presentations and workshops in the all-new state-of-the-art exhibits at the Niagara Power Vista. WNY STEM and NYPA are co-sponsors. Free admission, parking, and trolley service to Niagara Falls from the Vista. Learn more at http://www.nypa.gov/niagarapowerevents.

Tuesday, May 22, Noon, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Sq., Buffalo

IMAGINE Buffalo Lecture Series – After a half-hour video (“Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It: Truth, History, and Citizenship,”) WNY STEM Liaison Jim Guido leads a follow up discussion. WNY STEM Hub is proud to be the co-sponsor of these free STEM presentations held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. WNY STEM Hub founder Michelle Kavanaugh will also receive the 2018 C-SAAHN IMAGINE Greater Buffalo Recognition following the presentation. Learn more at www.imaginelifelonglearning.com/library-lecture-series/.

Thursday, May 24, 9am, SUNY Erie (ECC) South campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park

WNY Tech Wars and 2nd Annual WNY Brain Challenge – Remember those crazy contraptions that Rube Goldberg used to assemble from everyday objects? Middle and high school student teams are invited to design, build and present a zany device to turn on a light, no hands allowed! WNY STEM is proud to collaborate with Mission Ignite Powered by Computers For Children: learn more at www.wnybrainchallenge.com. This event is presented in conjunction with Tech Wars, the annual competition for high school and middle school where student teams design and construct gizmos and gadgets to out-perform each other,  presented by the  WNY Technology Education Association (find details at www.wnytea.com).