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 the eight counties of Western New York. 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 WNY Science Congress, Inc. Board of Directors 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. Herbert Darling, Jr. was our distinguished scientist of 2015.


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Upcoming Events

April 30, 2016

WNY Regional Science and Engineering Fair
held at Cheektowaga Central High School location

April 1
Online registration is due

April 8
Fees, waivers, and forms are due

June 4, 2016
STANYS State Science Congress held at University at Buffalo