WNY STEM Forum is a professional development program for local middle and high school science and math teachers. It is free of charge and open to any interested teacher in the WNY region. The Forum is held on Wednesday evenings during the fall semester at UB. The sessions include lectures on STEM related topics from university and industry experts and field trips to local points of interest, like the Buffalo Science Museum, research labs, and industry. In-service credits are available (2 contact hours per session) – letter sent to Forum participants/attendees after last session. Please contact us for more information.


Timothy Cook (University at Buffalo)

Haiqing Lin (University at Buffalo)

Dmytro Nykypanchuk (Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Lab)

Thomas P. Russell (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Amitav Sanyal (Bogazici University)

Roy Shenhar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Polymer Chemistry Resources

Polymer Handbook (UB access only)

Polymer Database (CROW)

Polymer Science Learning Center

Polymer Education Website (IUPAC)

Teaching Polymers (ACS PMSE)

GPC/SEC Guide (Waters)

Decomposition rates for common thermal initiators (SigmaAldrich)

Azo initiators (Wako)

Organic Chemistry Resources

Name Reactions (Organic Chemistry Portal)

Bordwell pKa Table

NMR course (Reich, UW)