Regional STEM Forums

The Hub has sponsored two annual fall forums, each focusing on a major STEM topic. 

2017 addressed the Challenge of the STEM Middle Skills Gap and 2018 focused on Building the STEM Pipeline Through Technical Skills Training.  Plans are underway for a 2019 Forum.

STEM Professional Learning Series

We all care about preparing our students for the future, and connecting the curriculum to real-world applications and opportunities in industry is critical to making this happen.  Our STEM Professional Learning Series is modeled after our successful Summer Institute Program, with expanded opportunities for all practitioners working with children.  

Our Professional Learning Series is designed to combine a practitioner's workshop with industry tours to give a well rounded professional development experience.  This program is open to all educators: youth leaders and non‐formal educators, as well as teachers, student teachers, administrators, and counselors in both public and private schools. 

Upcoming Events:

STEM Recognition Program

windmill displayCelebrating Excellence in STEM Education across our Region with the STEM Program Awards - 2021 Program will be starting soon!

Each year, the Finger Lakes STEM Hub recognizes exemplary K-12 programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We highlight these programs to inspire others in our region, and to showcase the many different ways that STEM is being incorporated into the classroom, afterschool programming and community events.   These programs can be used as models and inspiration for others to incorporate STEM into their own programming.

Teen Tech Challenge

The AT&T Teen Tech Challenge is a new four-month STEM education program developed in partnership with the Finger Lakes STEM Hub and Greater Rochester After School Alliance (GRASA).  Working with the Boys & Girls Club, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, the project is designed to engage high school youth with a variety of STEM topics of their own choosing, and culminate in a three-way competition where each site will propose a technology-based challenge and all will create solutions or prototypes in response. Running from August 1st through December 15th, and including field trips and presentations by community experts, each agency will lead youth through their selected curricula/badge requirements and present an interactive exhibit of their learning at Lights On After School on October 25th. Phase two of the project will kick off that same evening when each team will reveal their challenge to the others.