Customer Highlight: Western New York STEM Hub
Western New York, May 3, 2022 – WNY STEM Hub has announced a long-term strategic partnership with NeuroMaker to benefit the STEM community. The partnership will connect the community of Western New York with the broader world of STEM technologies and career opportunities in the 21st-century economy. Collaboration with industry, community, educational, and technology leaders will be at the core of work with the partnership.
The first of many programs and initiatives enabled by this partnership is the “Hand in Hand” enrichment program. It will be hosted by the Western New York STEM Hub this summer( August 1 to 12, 2022). NeuroMaker will provide its STEM activity hardware along with a curriculum and exercises that will introduce participants to topics including ethical engineering, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and biotechnology with the goal of engaging students as they learn the interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the tech workforce.
NeuroMaker is a K12 education technology company that was incubated in the Harvard Innovation Lab. The company offers brain-machine technology and hardware products based on real-world applications: The NeuroMaker HAND which is based on a prosthetic robotic hand to help students understand concepts such as technology accessibility, robotics, and biomechanics, and NeuroMaker BCI which uses a brain-sensing headband to introduce neuroscience concepts and includes coding exercises that allow users to control devices with their brainwaves.
NeuroMaker Director of Strategic Partnerships, Joshua Varela, said, ”As a University at Buffalo alumni, this partnership is especially meaningful to me. We know that students in this area haven’t historically had access to STEM career opportunities and we’re proud to help bring Western New York to the forefront of innovation.” WNY STEM Hub is pleased to partner with NeuroMaker and to introduce to the WNY region this comprehensive curriculum and platform that is the perfect next step for our signature summer programs, the Girls Coding Project and Hand in Hand program. In addition to exposing the students to this Hands-On STEM platform, we are offering educators the opportunity for a first up-close look and introductory training. Merging Hand in Hand – a unique technology, disability awareness, and service-learning opportunity with NeuroMaker STEM is a perfect fit.
The Hand In Hand enrichment program begins (on August 1 to August 12, 2022)
NeuroMaker develops STEM education products for middle and high school solutions that introduce students to real-world applications of Neuroscience, Brain Machine Interfaces, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Prosthetics, Robotics, and more. NeuroMaker products are based on award-winning, real-world products. Our kits and curriculum are currently being used by more than 200 schools, continuing education, and career skills organizations across the U.S. and worldwide.
About WNY STEM Hub:
The mission of WNY STEM Hub is to engage learners across Western New York to cultivate a love of STEM learning and curiosity about STEM careers by mobilizing key community partners in developing transformational programs that initiate a lifelong passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. The vision of WNY STEM Hub is to create an environment where learners of all backgrounds and gender fall in love with the everyday life of science, technology, engineering, and math, which maximizes their individual potential and ensures that they are well equipped to meet the world around them.