Quality STEM learning possible in five-county regions of WNY.
Thank you to the
WNY STEM Hub Partners
WNY STEM Hub is grateful to the organizations that regularly collaborate with our programs to sustain and enhance STEM education in our five-county region of Western New York.
Empire State STEM Learning Network
Empire STEM is a statewide, community-led collaborative of regional STEM Hubs across New York State. The STEM Network is included under SUNY’s Seamless Education Pipeline initiative and provides a coordinator to facilitate the work of the Empire State STEM Learning Network. Thank you to SUNY and to Dr. Phil Ortiz who, in his role as Assistant Provost for Undergraduate and STEM Education, and Coordinator, Empire State STEM Learning Network, assists in identifying statewide resources and networking opportunities.
NYS STEM Education Collaborative
The Collaborative is comprised of the leading professional organizations in New York State who collaborate for the purposes of advancing the integration of STEM education. The Collaborative sponsors a statewide summer Institute on an annual basis.
The STEMx™ network is a multi-state collaborative developed for states, by states. This grassroots movement provides an accessible platform to share, analyze and disseminate quality STEM education resources. The WNY STEM Hub is very grateful to the late Margaret Ashida, for her guidance and expertise.
UB Center for Integrated Global Medical Sciences
The UB Center for Integrated Global Medical Sciences is the Steward Organization for the Western New York State STEM Hub. Dr. Gene Morse, Associate Director for the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, serves as the Steward representative to the Hub and as an Advisory Board member. Dr. Morse also provides use of the facility for meetings and other in-kind support for the Hub to conduct its activities. The Hub is indebted to the commitment of Dr. Morse and the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
The United Way provides Fiduciary Sponsorship support to WNY STEM since both organizations share common values and mission. Thank you for Michael Weiner, President, and CEO, for his support and active participation on the WNY STEM Hub’s Advisory Committee.
WNY STEM Hub is recognized by the STEM Funders Network as one of 54 STEM ecosystems in the United States.
WNY STEM Hub is also a Code.org Regional Partner
WNY STEM Hub is grateful for the relationship with FIRST for providing WNY with a Regional Senior Mentor to encourage and support more robotics experiences in school and after-school settings
WNY STEM Hub Partner Affiliations
WNY STEM Hub International Partners
WNY STEM Hub is honored to be a component part of the Global Health Institute program that is building capacity for Health Care and STEM education with international partners. Thanks to Dr. Gene Morse, Hub Steward, we have been engaged in collaboration with Zimbabwe as well as Jamaica. In both cases, we have observed that these developing nations are on a fast track with business-education STEM collaborations and have prioritized resources directed toward the entire STEM education pipeline. They value the symbiotic work of education and business to this end.
For example, eight schools will be converted next year to STEM academies in Jamaica linked to business partners. At the higher education level, Mona Tech Engineering Services, a new enterprise, has evolved with a social responsibility commitment to providing employment to graduates of recently established university engineering programs.
At a meeting in June 2015 with the Jamaica Minister of Education, representatives of WNY STEM and the Jamaican Innovation Enterprise (JIE), led by Dr. Charles Anderson, met to discuss the STEM initiative for Jamaica. Present for the JIE were Dr. Joe Whittaker, Dr. Relva Buchanan, Beverly Joy, and Dr. Michelle Kavanaugh. Among the representatives from the Ministry of Education were: Seymour Hamilton, Joan Higgins, Garfield King, Vivienne Pitter, Bernadette Ranglin, Daphine Simon, Jasmine Waite, and Owen Wilson. The Jamaican STEM focus cuts across all disciplines including the arts, languages and social studies. Several items were identified for collaboration between WNY STEM and the Jamaican STEM Team, including Robotics, funding opportunities and validation/certification for STEM education. There was interest in pursuing further communication between the groups.
In addition to the visit to the Ministry of Education, Dr. Anderson, accompanied by Drs. Buchanan, Kavanaugh, and Whittaker, to a visit of the University of West Indies Mona School of Engineering.
Also in June, Dr. Kavanaugh met with Professor Chiedza Maponga regarding WNY STEM support for grants that the University of Zimbabwe is pursuing.
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