In an effort to boost the awareness of STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Superior has partnered with some of Western New York’s science elite to help boost interest in the vast array of STEM jobs that could be in their future.
It’s all about encouraging young kids to want to learn about STEM careers. With the combined efforts of the newly-formed partnership between The Buffalo Museum of Science, Acara, The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, and iSciWNY, the Buffalo Museum has put together an engaging environment highlighted by an interactive video kiosk and creative posters displayed throughout the museum.
The kiosk displays videos from local STEM professionals ranging from Software Engineers to Genetic Scientists.
Dr. Norma Nowak, and Dr. Sandra Small
“Fostering interest in STEM curricula is extremely important not only nationally, but to our region — where the medical campus is quickly becoming a stronghold of scientific talent,” said Scott Stenclik, President and CEO of Acara.
According to NYS DOL figures, STEM jobs are expected to grow by 1.25 million between 2015—2018, and the development of this talent is crucial. This makes it incredibly important that future generations be excited about STEM opportunities.
Not only are STEM professionals highly sought after in New York State, but the average salary of STEM workers is $74,520 per year. This is 85% higher than the average $40,390 for other sectors in the state.
“We at Acara see the demand for highly-skilled resources on a daily basis, and the need for innovators is strong. This wonderful campaign at the Museum of Science is aimed at helping meet that demand with up-and-coming talent.”