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Pre-Collegiate STEM Programs

UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and National Grid team up each summer to sponsor a four-day engineering workshop for Western New York students entering their sophomore or junior year in high school.

NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) incentive program

The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship for the top 10 percent of students in each New York State high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for 5 years after graduation.

Summer camps and enrichment for pre-collegiate students

Looking for engineering-themed camps, activities and programs for your child? Here are a few options that will enhance your child's interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Check out UB This Summer for additional academic and recreational programs for children and teens. 

Westminster Community Charter School Partnership with National Grid and UB Engineering

Hands-on science experiments at UB together with in-classroom science lessons form the basis of the UB-National Grid-Westminster Community Charter School partnership.

STEM community organizations and activities

BEAM - Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities

BEAM is a cooperative educational enrichment program that prepares inner city, minority, female and other under-represented students for careers in science, engineering, and technology.

BEAM was founded in 1982 by a consortium of the UB School of Engineering, Linde-Union Carbide (now Praxair, Inc.), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Buffalo Public Schools.

Funding today is made possible through the generous support of companies, educational institutions, community organizations and individuals.

Pathways to Science

Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. The website provides information on programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring. It is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP).

Tech Savvy

Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls to these fields and to inform families about STEM education and careers.

Tech Savvy was founded in 2006 by the AAUW Buffalo (NY) Branch, under the leadership of then-branch president and Praxair employee Tamara Brown (ME Chemical Engineering, 2003). With the support of Praxair and community groups, this annual event has become a huge success, serving upwards of 700 girls and 200 parents each spring at the University at Buffalo.

Western New York STEM Hub

The WNY STEM Hub creates awareness and partnerships that serve students, teachers and parents in accessing STEM/STEAM learning and careers. This is achieved by providing events, experiences and resources through collaboration of the extensive network of cross-sector members and partners.  

Visit the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Come see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and learn what we have to offer our students. We host morning information sessions and tours from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on select dates throughout the year. Sign up for a tour or to have us contact you when new tours are posted.

National Resources

Engineer Girl

Engineer Girl is a website designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The site features interviews with female engineers, including our own Professor Ann Bisantz.

The website offers information about careers in engineering and how to become an engineer. It is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).