STEM for Everyone

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For STEM students and professionals alike, being able to articulate your work to a broad audience can have a tremendous impact on the discoverability of your research and the trajectory of your career. STEM for Everyone invites students to present a short 5 minute talk, poster presentation or video on a STEM topic to hone their communication skills.

Spring 2022 STEM for Everyone - April 13, 2022

STEM for Everyone is back live for 2022 and will be held in the Landmark Room (240 Student Union). Please see below for full details and important submission deadlines. Come and explore new research being conducted by your fellow students and peers.  Please see last year's video submissions below. 

Program Description

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student involved in technical research or hands-on projects? Would you like to share your work with a broad audience and sharpen your communication skills? Submit your proposal to participate in STEM for Everyone! 

STEM for Everyone, presented by the UB Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) and UB Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), invites students to present a short 5 minute talk, poster presentation or video on a STEM topic to hone their communication skills.  

This event provides a platform for students to communicate the significance of their work in non-technical language, an important skill for any STEM professional. Creativity is encouraged!

Participants will benefit from mentorship and constructive feedback as they are preparing their presentation, poster or video, and will be eligible to win prizes for strong submissions.

Participation eligibility

Undergraduate and graduate students in science, technology, engineering, or math degree programs at the University at Buffalo and other Buffalo area colleges and universities may participate. Women and students of underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to participate.

Presentation topics

The focus of STEM for Everyone presentations is to deliver scientific/technical/discipline-specific content in a way that a broad audience can easily understand. Examples of presentation topics include: 

  • Faculty mentored research
  • Independent research or tinkering projects
  • Technical projects carried out in clubs or student organizations
  • Projects worked on in internships
  • Any STEM topic that interests you

Should submissions exceed the program's capacity, presentation topics that address diversity or equity in STEM will be prioritized.


  • Proposals are due by March 13, 2022 - EXTENDED to March 23, 2022.
  • Students will receive notification of acceptance by March 30, 2022.
  • Videos must be submitted by April 12, 2022.


Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal coaching time with a faculty or professional staff member prior to the day of presentations. The video submission deadline is April 12, 2022. This is a great opportunity for students to practice presentation skills and benefit from the mentorship from our STEM community.

If you are interested in serving as a coach to a student, please email Virginia Stever at


While the emphasis of this opportunity is to provide a platform where students receive constructive feedback, a number of small prizes will be awarded to exceptional submissions. A faculty and staff review committee will score final submissions based on the feedback rubric provided below. Check back for prize information. 

Forms and Resources for Participants

Questions? Contact Virginia Stever at

2022 Awardees

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for their high scoring presentation feedback from the staff and faculty review committee.

Emerging Researcher Recognitions - Undergraduate level

Review Committee's Choice (Highest Rubric Score)

Tasnim Tarannum
Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo
Cognitive Impairments of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Case Study

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Developing Researcher Recognitions - Graduate level

Review Committee's Choice (Highest Rubric Score)

Alyssa Reese
Medicine, University at Buffalo
Cochlear Implants: Implications in ADA Discrimination Complaints

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Runners Up

Toyin Campbell
Chemical Engineering, University at Buffalo
Molecular Simulation Studies of Interactions between p7 Protein and Lipid Membranes in Hepatitis C

Lauren DiNardo
Medicine, University at Buffalo
Vocal Cord Paralysis and Medialization Thyroplasty

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Past Video Submissions and Awardees