When it comes to the State University of New York at Fredonia, most people think of the arts and education.  But with today’s opening of a new science building, that’s about to change.

STEM at work in Niagara Falls High School

Sep 24, 2014
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The Niagara Falls City School District has made an impressive investment to implement STEM programs in every one of its schools. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley toured the Niagara Falls High School were students were breaking in brand new STEM labs for learning.

STEM expands to year-round for city students

Aug 22, 2014
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The Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience is being expanded year-round. In this Focus on Education report WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the program works to encourages city school students to pursue studies in math, science and technology.

Buffalo school students excited about science careers

Apr 7, 2014
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Some Buffalo Public School students are engaging in classroom programs that focus on future careers in science. The District kicked off science week Monday morning at School 19, the Native American Magnet School on West Delavan. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked a group of 8th graders at the school about their interest in a scientific career.

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College students and businesses have something to gain from the recently enacted state budget. One area lawmaker says the local economy should benefit, as well. 

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It’s an initiative that aims to boost student interest in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering across the state. The Master Teachers program is also aiming to ensure teachers perform at their highest level.

New STEM building coming to ECC's North Campus

May 28, 2013
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Erie Community College has chosen its North campus as the site for a new $30 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building.

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Educators across the country agree schools need more students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Yet hooking students on these subjects remains a challenge, especially for generally low performing schools with few resources.

But this year, administrators in Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) tried to tackle the problem in a new way – by sending some of its teachers to summer school.

“I haven’t been in a lab in 43 years,” says Susan Wade, a BPS science teacher.