Western New York Science Congress, Inc.  is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in grades 5 -12 encompassing five WNY counties (Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming). Our mission is to sponsor an annual STEM competition in which students demonstrate the scientific method following safety principles and practices.


  • Provide students and teachers of Western New York schools the opportunity to engage in and communicate scientific projects and activities within the community
  • Encourage students in the development of interests and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Encourage career exploration in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math in college, industry, and life.

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WNY Distinguished Scientists

Each year, the Board of Directors of WNY Science Congress, Inc. identify a renowned scientist from one of the 8 counties of Western New York.  His or her accomplishments are of importance not only to our area, but possibly recognized nationally or globally. Liesl Folks was our Distinguished Scientist in 2017.


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Our "Terra kids" at Intel ISEF 2017 in Los Angeles...good luck! Many thanks to our partners, Terra Science and Education Foundation and YING TRSEF, for their support! ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

April 1, 2017

WNY Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Cheektowaga Central High School location

May 14-19, 2017
Intel ISEF held in Los Angeles, CA

June 3, 2017
STANYS NY State Science Congress held at University at Buffalo, North Campus Student Union