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Monday
10/30/17

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship 2018 Applications Due November 2

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

NASA has announced the next call for applications for their Space Technology Research Fellowships. Sean Semper has provided me with your name to forward this information to students that may be interested in the grant.

Some areas of specific interest to Goddard:

  1. Next generation space-qualified sensors, both active and passive
  2. Advanced telescope systems and optics
  3. Higher-bandwidth communication technologies
  4. Laser technology
  5. Miniaturized instruments and components
  6. Modeling and simulation techniques

Note that the students are not limited to these areas of study and that other NASA Centers have focus areas of interest, as well.  If you have questions, please reach out to me.

Best regards,

Romae Young

301-575-6934

The details are below. Additional details are online

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/strg/nstrf/solicitation2018

The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks to sponsor graduate student researchers pursuing or planning to pursue a master’s and doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines who show significant potential to contribute to the strategic goals and missions of NASA in the area of space technology.

The fellowship, up to $75,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the fall 2018 term.  In addition to providing a $36,000 stipend, the fellowship provides support for tuition, health insurance, conference attendance, and the faculty advisor.  The fellowship also provides support for onsite tenure at NASA Centers across the country.

To date, NASA has awarded these prestigious fellowships to 423 students from 88 universities across 39 states and one U.S. territory.  Fellowship recipients will collaborate with leading experts in space technology to provide a more robust national capability for aerospace activities and contribute to the Nation’s innovation economy.

The solicitation opened on September 7, 2017

Student applications will be due by 6:00 p.m. ET on November 02, 2017

Applications will be accepted via NSPIRES

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_NSTRF2018&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0cJTndR0qit8AZWaSBclbYmlCvpGfKpnG1U6lp0BPNw&s=hpF132zOMedm57gqspdSrYR57FvWAfaHbh2FcsF50eI&e=

Monday
10/23/17

School of Public Health and Health Professions Upcoming Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

Check out the Upcoming School of Public Health and Health Related Professions Major Exploration Workshops

Exercise Science
Monday, October 30, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

Public Health
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

Statistics
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

 

Monday
10/23/17

SALAM 2018 Study Abroad Summer Arabic Language and Media Program Deadline to apply is December 31

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

SALAM 2018: Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program.  SALAM 2018 will be held at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers in Manah, Oman. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Classes are held 8:00am to 1:30pm Sunday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday are the weekend in Oman). Students will study Modern Standard Arabic and media Arabic. In addition to classroom language instruction, students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

Students will be housed in shared student housing. The program also provides: three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and onsite laundry and gym facilities.

Funding decisions will be made based on the strength of the application and its relevance to SQCC’s mission of fostering understanding between the U.S. and Oman.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/SALAM-Study-Abroad.aspx

Monday
10/23/17

Apply Now! CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Service Learning Course

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you interested an impactful service learning or leadership experience?  Are (you or someone you know) pursuing one of the allied health professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, OT/PT, psychology, social work, biological sciences etc.).  Applications for the  Spring  2018 Campus Health Educator (CHE) cohort are available! This is a unique opportunity for students majoring in the allied health and science fields to engage in service learning, and educate their peers on a critically important health issue (see attached and below for more information).

The mission of the CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Program is to increase the number of individuals participating in the blood donation as well as the organ donor registry through engagement in service learning.  Our commitment is to enhance and save lives through organ, tissue, eye, and blood donation, while maintaining respect for those who give the gift of life.  Allied health and science majors are charged with creating awareness and educating campus peers and the Buffalo community regarding the importance of organ donation – via a service learning partnership with Upstate New York Transplant Services.

Past CHE Student Testimonials

  • Reflecting on this experience, the service learning project allowed me to build on my communication, team building, advocacy and organizational skills.
  • Starting from the first day of orientation, throughout the end of the project, CHE was very exciting and an eye opening experience.
  • The opportunity to become a campus health educator was one of my best experiences. I had the chance to meet many great people who are full of ambition.

Benefits:

  • Earn 3.0 credit hours (this is a service learning course)
  • Develop communication, public speaking and team building skills
  • Networking with Healthcare professionals
  • Positively impacting a critical health issue – with our community partner Unyts

The CHE application is in the CSTEP office 222 Norton. Take advantage of this impactful experience! Applications are due by Thursday, November 16, 2017. 

Thursday
10/12/17

FREE MATH TUTORING – MATH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142, ULC147, 148

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Academics

Stop by for FREE math tutoring!

The Math Place – 211 Baldy Hall

We Tutor:

  • MTH 121 & 122
  • MTH 131
  • MTH 141 & 142
  • ULC 147 & 148

We are OPEN 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday. We help with test/quizzes, homework questions. Just stop in – no appointment required!

Thursday
10/12/17

Exercise & Nutrition Sciences Open House

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Graduate School Programs

Graduate Research Open House

Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

Tuesday, October 24
6-8 p.m., 180 Farber Hall

Learn about the research opportunities in our graduate programs during lab tours and a Q&A with faculty and current students:

  • Exercise Science MS
  • Nutrition MS
  • Exercise and Nutrition Science MS

RSVP at: sphhp.buffalo.edu/open-house

Walk-ins are welcome. Questions? Contact:

Courtney Frisch cjfrisch@buffalo.edu
Doug McNabb mcnabbjr@buffalo.edu

Monday
10/09/17

iSEED Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

What is the iSEED?
A university-wide institute, the iSEED promotes building a culturally and intellectually diverse and academically inclusive community of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.

The iSEED is focused on excellence in education, engagement in research, mentoring and enhancement of professional development central to the UB mission.

iSEED Summer Research Experience
The iSEED Summer Research Experience is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to gain research and lab experience. Students are matched with a participating faculty member whose interests are complementary to their own. Students work on a research project and gain hands-on experience during the 10-week program.

Summer stipends, housing and travel awards are available for talented undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in research activities at UB. Students will be exposed to graduate and professional school opportunities offered at UB. iSEED summer scholars interested in undergraduate research experiences are welcome to apply online at www.buffalo.edu/iseed.

Monday
10/09/17

Consider the CLIMB UP Summer Research Program for Undergraduates!

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Created by Dr. Margarita L. Dubocovich at Northwestern University in 2007, The CLIMB ProgramTM at UB was instituted in 2009. This professional development program gives students at all levels the opportunity to not only learn, but apply, the essential skills of a professional scientist. Your training will help you to choose the best research opportunities, write outstanding fellowships and grants, craft publications, confidently present your work, and, ultimately, find the best jobs.

CLIMB UP for Summer Research for Undergraduates Gives students opportunities to conduct research in the biomedical and health sciences and explore
career opportunities. At the end of the program, students will present posters and oral presentations in a professional symposium.

Undergraduate Students interested in participating in the CLIMB UP for Summer Research should fill out an application available at the CLIMB UP website. Applications are accepted through February 1 every year.

For more information and to apply: www.buffalo.edu/climb

Monday
10/09/17

UB Biological Sciences Graduate Open House October 21

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Open House – October 21

The Biological Sciences Department at the University at Buffalo offers three distinct graduate programs for students; an MS and PhD that are research and lab-focused, along with an MA program that has a proven track record for preparing students for entry into professional schools.

The MS/PhD programs in Biological Sciences provide students with the hands-on training, laboratory skills, and interdisciplinary training needed to be successful in industry and academia.  Our graduate student to faculty ratio is 3:1, and our students routinely work side-by-side with their advisors in the laboratory.

The MA Program in Biological Sciences has a proven track record of preparing students for entry into professional schools. After completing the MA degree in two to three semesters, more than 70% of alumni are accepted into professional schools in their chosen field, including medical & dental schools.

Want to learn more? Come to our Graduate Open House on October 21. We’d love for you to meet our students, show you our lab space, and welcome you to our community!

Can’t attend? We can talk over the phone or email.

Dr. Laura Rusche, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. David Hoekstra, Clinical Assistant Professor, MA Coordinator

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend: http://biology.buffalo.edu/graduate/programs/open-house/

Thursday
09/21/17

New ULC Website

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2017 in Academics

We are excited to announce that the Undergraduate Learning Center has a new website!  The new URL is:

http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/ulc.html

The new site offers a lot more information about our courses and the tutoring center, and is much more user-friendly than the previous site!  Students, advisors, and instructors can find information on:

  •    ULC courses, including sample syllabi
  •    Math Place – free tutoring!
  •    Tutoring schedule
  •    Main office personnel
  •    Extra resources
  •    Much, much more!