AT&T Launches STEM Enrichment Program at Explore & More

This past Tuesday, October 22nd, Explore & More was abuzz with STEM-related activities, thanks to the launch of an exciting new partnership with AT&T.

A volunteer shows how some farmers actually farm the wind in our Farm to Fork exhibit.

The AT&T and Explore & More STEM Enrichment Program plans to bring hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to up to 1,500 Buffalo area students. Participating students will visit the museum at no cost, and are given “passports” to move their way through hands-on activity stations across the museum.

At the program’s Tuesday launch, over 300 Buffalo Public School students learned firsthand how Buffalo played a key role in launching the Apollo rocket to the moon, programmed robots with code, and learned how to use wind to generate electricity.

In addition to school visits, select high school students will be trained as STEM Youth Educators by museum staff. These student leaders will serve as AT&T and Explore & More STEM Enrichment Program expert leaders and will receive a scholarship award at the conclusion of their involvement.

Buffalo Deputy Mayor Ellen Grant, Senator Tim Kennedy, AT&T Director of External Affairs Kevin Hanna and Explore & More CEO Michelle Urbanczyk announce new initiative to bring hands-on STEM based activities to Buffalo Public School children through the AT&T and Explore & More STEM Enrichment Program.

“It is an honor to work with Explore & More to develop this innovative STEM education program which will help young Buffalo students develop skills that will prepare them for success inside and outside the classroom in a wonderful learning and fun environment,” said Amy Kramer, President, New York State, AT&T.

“We’re so grateful to AT&T for their partnership as we work together to bring STEM concepts to life for area students,” said Explore & More CEO Michelle Urbanczyk. “Play encourages people of all ages to use their creativity and imagination to look at things in a whole new way, supercharging learning and sparking interests that open up whole new possibilities to explore.”