BEAM is a nonprofit organization committed to building diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields by encouraging, supporting, and preparing underrepresented students in the Buffalo area to pursue a career in a STEM or technical related field. BEAM programs are targeted toward the population of minorities and young women.
BEAM was founded in 1982 by a consortium of the UB School of Engineering, Linde-Union Carbide, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Buffalo Public Schools.
BEAM provides hands-on math, science, engineering, and technical experiences through Saturday Academies, Summer Programs, and other related activities for students in K-12th grade.
BEAM is dedicated to increasing the number of minorities and females entering engineering and technical careers and the importance in helping to provide highly skilled technical workers to these fields has never been greater.
We serve students that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM, particularly women and minorities.
Our programs and events are designed for different age groups,K-12th Grade.
Their perspectives and skills are extremely valuable to the future of STEM. Therefore, our goal is to make their dreams for education and career a reality.
Our students are smart, driven, and hard-working. They share an enthusiasm for exploring the different fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The under representation of minorities and females in STEM is an issue that should be addressed immediately if we want to not only diversify, but maximize our nation's pool of STEM professionals.
By encouraging more underrepresented students to go into STEM, we ensure success in their future as well as the future of our nation.
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