Michael Mroziak / WBFO News File

The Buffalo Museum of Science is celebrating National Engineers Week with a wide range of engineering disciplines and daily interactive activities.

Chris Caya / WBFO News

A three-year, $1 million federal grant has been awarded to the Buffalo nonprofit Mission: Ignite to promote the development of STEM skills among young people.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Students in Buffalo Public Schools will have an opportunity to get hands-on play while learning more about science, technology, engineering and math - or STEM - through a partnership involving the school district, a local children's museum and a telecommunications giant.

National Museum of Industrial History

Looking for a day trip to honor Buffalo and witness something awesome at the same time? The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA is debuting the results of its decade-long labor of love this weekend to the public.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

This wasn't your usual case of "some assembly required." Employees at Fisher Price and education students from Central Connecticut State University joined together at the toy manufacturer's East Aurora grounds Thursday today to modify more than a half dozen Power Wheels vehicles, so that children with various mobility challenges may operate them.

courtesy WNY STEM Hub

An experiment created by a team of students from one Western New York School is heading to the International Space Station. They were able to watch video of a launch carrying their work into space while on a trip to Washington, DC Friday morning. It was just one of the local creations included in the early-morning rocket launch.

Students from Holland High School, Nardin Academy and Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart journey to Washington Friday to take part in this year's National Rocketry Challenge, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association.

And not only are area schools sending a record number of competitors this year, but this year all  the participants from the Buffalo-area are young women.

Women in STEM fight back against gender bias

Apr 20, 2018
by ANGELICA A. MORRISON /University at Buffalo dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Liesl Folks, leads the NAVIGATE Project at UB

The STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – have traditionally been dominated by men. And that can make it tough for women to break in – or gain respect. The Me Too movement is highlighting those issues. And some female professionals in the Great Lakes Region have their own stories about the culture of gender bias.

Experts push for more African-Americans in STEM fields

Feb 20, 2018

The STEM field is historically an area were African Americans and minorities have been under-represented.

But several have broken through the barriers like...  astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.  And nuclear scientist J. Ernest Wilkins Jr., -- he attended the University of Chicago at the age of 13. And now, many local African American STEM professionals are encouraging others to carry the torch.


New York’s economy benefits from immigrants more than any other state, according to a new national study.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, analyzed 19 metrics and assigned each state a score based on  the economic impact of immigrants. New York topped the list, followed by California and New Jersey.

The data weighed included immigrants’ household incomes, the number of jobs created by international students and their contributions to innovation.

The New Year could bring an expansion of a program that allows professionals with graduate degrees in a number of other fields to transfer their real work experience to a New York State teaching certificate.

Many blue-collar jobs are morphing into “new-collar” opportunities that are technology-based, according to some workforce development experts.

Milken Educator Awards

Teacher magazine calls them the "Oscars of Teaching." On Monday, at a surprise all-school assembly, officials opened the envelope and called the name of a Buffalo special education teacher.

Local teacher tapped as STEM Teacher Ambassador

Jul 20, 2017
Photo provide by National Science Teachers Association

A Williamsville science teacher has been named as a national 2017 STEM Teacher Ambassador. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the middle school teacher is one of ten math and science teachers selected nationwide. 

WBFO's Nick Lippa

WNY STEM is looking to bridge the gender gap in the computer science field. It's why for a second straight year, they are holding The Girls Coding Project in collaboration with AT&T, Girl Scouts of WNY, and SUNY Buffalo State.

Mobile STEAM & Maker Lab inspiring students

Apr 13, 2017
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A collaboration has brought a WNY Mobile STEAM and Maker Lab to some area schools and after school programs.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says students at the Buffalo Academy of Science were the first school to try out the program.   

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Some students from the Buffalo Public and Niagara Falls City School Districts have returned from a trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the students won contests for their STEM projects. 

St. Bona STEM camp provided cross-culture experience

Jul 28, 2016
Photo from the St. Bonaventure website

St. Bonaventure University hosted an STEM camp featuring international high school students. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports the students came from China, Spain & the U.S. to work on a variety of projects to enhance their learning in a cross-culture atmosphere.

Erie Community College

LPCiminelli has sued Erie County for what it says was bid-rigging in awarding the construction contract on Erie Community College's new STEM building. The dispute prompted county legislators to send the contract back to committee for review.

Photo courtesy of Invention Convention

Young students from school districts across Western New York displayed their innovative thinking skills Sunday at an event called  the "Invention Convention" at the downtown library.

Buffalo school students attend STEM workshops

Feb 29, 2016
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Some Buffalo Public School students spent a half-day at Buffalo State to explore science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. It is part of the city schools STEM Experience, a private/public partnership facilitated by the University at Buffalo. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the sessions included hands-on workshops for young students.

Photo provided by the Buffalo Public School District

The art design of a freshman at the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts was selected to promote the Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience events.

Promoting STEM & Social Justice

Jan 19, 2016
WBFO file photo

We continue to report on how STEM programs are increasing a student's interest in the field of science, technology, engineering and math. This Saturday a conference will be held in Buffalo titled STEM and Social Justice.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this year's focus is 'Girls in STEM'.

Three Hamlin Park students head to the White House

Jan 12, 2016
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A winning Spaceflight Experiment created by three Buffalo Public School students has caught the attention of the White House. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says three Hamlin Park students will be in Washington Wednesday.

from UB website

In just its second year, the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition has drawn student entries from 20 different states.

Teachers attend STREAM Academy

Aug 27, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Area Catholic school teachers learned how to bring STEM into their classrooms.  The Diocese of Buffalo held its STREAM Academy for its elementary teachers.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this allows teachers to incorporate religion and art in STEM Learning.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

The do-it-yourself ‘maker’ culture is in full swing at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo.

Encouraging students to follow in STEM careers

Mar 13, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Public School students are being encouraged to consider future careers in STEM.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says higher education continues collaborating with the local school community. 

Photo from the Pioneer Central School District Website.

A new, 10-room science addition will be unveiled at Pioneer Central High School in the Cattaraugus County town of Yorkshire Tuesday night. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with the district's superintendent ahead of this evening's ribbon cutting.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The New York State Board of Regents has cleared the way for a new career pathways for high school students aimed at improving graduation rates.