By creating a rigorous program focused on the STEM disciplines, BuffSci endeavors to reduce the educational and technological gaps that exist for many of our students. Moreover, preparing students for college gives them a more equal footing with their peers from other, more affluent areas. This program addresses the need for students to have increased access to science and technology. By making technology accessible and de-mystifying the disciplines of science and math, students are empowered to succeed. Removing barriers is at the forefront of providing a quality education and this program ensures that all students are able to get hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that will translate to successful future endeavors.