Women in STEM Cooperative

inspire. grow. connect.



Upcoming Events

  • Annual Summit

    Wednesday, April 5
    9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Student Union

    Join us for a day of inspiration, career development and networking. The program features a keynote address presented by JJ DiGeronimo, President of Tech Savvy Women, followed by informative presentations and panel discussions with local thought leaders representing various STEM disciplines. Registration is now open! Learn more...

    Register to attend the Summit
  • STEM for Everyone: Stories and Examples from Students

    Tuesday, April 25
    Noon – 1 p.m.
    210 Student Union

    We invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit proposals for 5-minute presentations about STEM. Presentations are being sought about a STEM topic, or an existing research project, provided in language that is easily understandable by the general public. Learn more... (PDF)

    Register to attend STEM for Everyone

About Us

The UB Women in STEM Cooperative was established in 2013 by an interdisciplinary coalition of women volunteers from across the University at Buffalo who pooled our resources together to benefit other women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With so few women in STEM, we recognized a need for greater diversity in STEM.

Our Mission

Bridging the STEM Gender Gap through Cultural Inclusion and Educational Opportunity

Our Goals

  • Elevate awareness of women in STEM
  • Encourage greater participation by women in STEM
  • Accelerate the advancement of women in STEM
  • Promote an inclusive climate that respects women in STEM
  • Build connections among women in STEM

We are committed to empowering women in STEM by offering engaging content, authentic conversation, and a supportive community to women students, faculty and professionals in STEM from UB and Western New York. When women succeed, society succeeds!

Intended Audience: All students, faculty, professionals and guests of UB regardless of gender are invited to join us and advocate for a more diverse and inclusive STEM workforce.

  • The Women in STEM Summit is one such platform where I can achieve my goal of inspiring more girls, and in return I could get so many fresh ideas to apply back home.

    ~Ramla Qureshi

  • With all of the talk about women (or lack of women) in technology these days, here is a great opportunity to get young women inspired and connected to the opportunities and possibilities for a career in this field.

    ~Sawrie Becker

  • Very well done. There were excellent opportunities for learning, networking and sharing information. The students did a fantastic job with their projects — bravo! Looking forward to 2017.

  • The panelists were fantastic. They were authentic and empowering! The keynote was just amazing. She is an amazing person and woman!

  • Thank you for you for putting such an exciting event together for us.

    ~E.J. Shin

  • First, awesome and wonderful job on putting together such an amazing event. It is not easy to put all the moving pieces together in such an eloquent and efficient manner. I had a great time and would recommend it to other women.

  • Last year’s conference was great but this year’s is even better. I can’t wait to see next year’s.

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