University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
11/07/17

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare-Hack-A-Thon/Case Competition December 1 and December 2

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare – Hack-A-Thon/ Case Competition | Dec. 1st& 2nd

Think like an innovator! Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch ideas and develop strategic and technological innovations within the context of a large healthcare organization.

Join us for the Univera Helathcare Innovation Sprint as we work to solve a challenge the company faces. Univera Healthcare team members have identified the issue—now it will be your job to help come up with solutions. The Health Plan has struggled with collection and submission of provider information updates. And as a result, data integrity has suffered. The goal is to create a solution that offers members accurate and relevant provider information.

Think of an Innovation Sprint like a Hack-A-Thon or Case Competition, where you’ll work to develop and design a solution to the problem over the course of 24-hours.  No worries, no need for a sleeping bag or a pillow, just plan to stay-late and return early!

Why participate? Make connections, grow your network, and make an impression.

Join us to win $ gift cards:

  • 1st – $1,000 for the Team
  • 2nd – $750 for the Team
  • 3rd – $500 for the Team

Bring yourself, we’ll take care of the food and swag for a memorable event! Register to participate:  http://tinyurl.com/Univera-IS

Program sponsored in partnership with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and Univera Health.

Monday
10/30/17

Gender Institute Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline November 6

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

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship
The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).
Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Monday
10/23/17

Social FUSE Discussion and Challenge November 2, 2017

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you want to learn ways to take action and get involved? Would you like to network and share your own story about social entrepreneurship with likeminded individuals? Join us for a social innovation panel discussion to hear stories from innovators whose work in Western New York illustrates how giving voice and empowering communities can lead to community-based, sustainable solutions.

Join us Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the 2nd Floor Atrium of Davis Hall at 1:30 p.m.!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-empowering-community-solutions-a-panel-discussion-on-social-innovation-tickets-38852077610?inf_contact_key=95a9b8ec8c0e4f0eac0e8cc54153dec0f119a561c1cb2d5973942f5ce177092a

For more information, stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad in 220 Student Union Or call: 716-645-8111

Wednesday
10/18/17

Minority Faculty and Staff Association Student Scholarship Opportunities Deadline is February 9, 2018

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Minority Faculty & Staff Association awards two undergraduate student scholarships at the annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Academic Achievement Award fund was established to provide an award to a sophomore or junior who meets high academic standards. The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship was established to honor a Junior or Senior who demonstrates high academic standards and leadership ability, and who exemplifies a personal character that advances the spirit and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The awards are supported by donations given largely, but not exclusively, by minority faculty and staff at UB.

To learn more and apply, please visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/mfsa/section-22.html

Monday
10/16/17

Gender Institute Call for Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Deadline November 6

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship

The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).

Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Monday
10/09/17

Compete for Cash Prizes at Blackstone LaunchPad Statdash Innovation Sprint! October 13

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Spring with Statdash

Think like an Innovator!

Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch marketing ideas and innovate in a startup.

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
145 Student Union

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2VTWJMO

FREE T-shirts, Pizza and Prizes! Questions? Stop by their office in 220 Student Union or call 716-645-8111

Tuesday
09/12/17

UB’s Entrepreneurs Festival September 14

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Check out UB’s Entrepreneurs Festival | Thurs., September 14th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Student Union (North Campus)

Join us to celebrate innovation and creativity at UB’s inaugural Entrepreneurs Festival presented by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB on Thursday, September 14, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Student Union. The event will occur throughout the Student Union celebrating our student, faculty & staff, alumni, and local entrepreneurs.

Check out the Festival, where the WNY startup community will come together to connect, collaborate, and celebrate entrepreneurs across the University. Grow your startup knowledge and make lasting connections. Featuring Pete Cimino, co-founder, Lloyd Taco Factory for How I Built This, a raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a UB student entrepreneur. Pitch Wars will highlight student entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to win one of two spots to TechStars in NYC to represent UB at the Blackstone LaunchPad sponsored event.

For more details, please visit: https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/entrepreneurs-festival

Monday
08/28/17

Join Team HoNerds for the 27th Linda Yalem Safety Run September 24!

Posted by Tim on August 28, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

The 27th annual Linda Yalem Safety Run 5K is scheduled for Sunday, September 24 at 9:30am. The Honors College is once again organizing a team of students, faculty and staff.

You must first register for the race itself by visiting: http://lindayalemrun.buffalo.edu/aboutus.php

Then contact Tim Matthews trm7@buffalo.edu or sign up in the Honors College, 106 Capen Hall with your shirt size to participate with the Honors College team. First time runners will receive a special “HONerds” t-shirt to wear during the race.  Deadline to sign-up to get an Honors t-shirt is Tuesday, September 6th.

Monday
06/19/17

Student Research Symposium: Reflections of Life at the Forefront of Nanotechnology July 22

Posted by Tim on June 19, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Student Research Symposium: Reflections on Life at the Forefront of Nanotechnology

Saturday July 22nd, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Agrusa Auditorium, Davis Hall, UB North Campus

Chair: Jonathan Bird, Electrical Engineering, UB

 

Join us on Saturday July 22nd for a one day workshop on some of the critical

issues currently facing researchers in the fields of electronics and photonics.

 

Agenda:

  • Keynote presentations by scientific leaders from around the globe

speakers will discuss the scientific issues at the core of their research and reflect

on their careers in science, as well as the pathways which led them to their

current positions.

  • Student research poster competition – an opportunity to describe the

results of your research to your peers and to leaders in your field. Cash prizes will

be awarded for the best posters.

  • Lunch with the leaders – make a one-on-one connection with our experts and

ask your questions on research and life as a scientist.

  • Evening reception – a chance to wrap up and reflect on the day with your

peers.

 

Participation in this event is free but advance registration (no later than June 15th) is

required. You can register by submitting an email to Jonathan Bird (jbird@buffalo.edu),

at which time you should also indicate the title of any poster that you will present (note

that presentation of a poster is not a prerequisite for attendance at the workshop).

 

CASH PRIZES TO TOP RESEARCH POSTERS!

www.buffalo.edu/edison20.html

 

Monday
03/13/17

2017 HSBC Scholars Program for Rising Juniors and Seniors Deadline is April 24

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The HSBC Scholars Program

2017 Scholarship Application for Rising Juniors and Seniors

The HSBC Scholars Program was established in 2013 by HSBC Bank as an initiative to provide financial support, mentoring, training, networking and potential internship opportunities to students with unmet financial need pursuing a full-time education in a STEM or business-related field. The Program will promote a positive attitude and incorporate HSBC’s core values of being open, dependable and connected.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is the preparation of students in competencies and skills in the four disciplines. According to MediaPlanet (June 2012), most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. The HSBC Scholars Program places special emphasis on technology and math within STEM, and also considers students majoring in business-related academic programs. Scholars focused on STEM or business-related academic programs are likely to benefit from program engagement opportunities such as networking, resume building and mentoring. A list of UB eligible majors is attached.

Criteria for HSBC Scholar Applicants:

– GPA of 3.0 or higher.

– U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

– Major in a STEM or business-related academic program field. Please see attached list of eligible majors.

– Demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA.

– Enrollment as a full-time junior or senior* at UB for the 2017-2018 academic year (third or fourth year student, with at least one academic semester completed at UB as a full-time student).

*Students graduating in December 2017 are not eligible to apply.

Requirements:

– Agree to participate in all HSBC Scholars Program components including: an on-campus welcome reception, financial literacy workshop and cultural event, and a virtual accelerated excellence webinar series.

– Use the scholarship funds for qualifying educational expenses during fall/spring (scholarship funds cannot be applied to study abroad or summer expenses). Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school and may be used for relevant school fees, including tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans and books.

– Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the scholarship award.

Applications to become an HSBC Scholar are due by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, April 24:

Completed online application form, including:

– A resume (include information regarding your academic achievements, involvement in campus and community organizations, work experience, and special talents and interests)

– Response to the following question:

You’ve now completed a significant amount of college work towards your educational goals. How has your college experience allowed you to plan for the future? Where and what do you see yourself doing five years from now? Explain your vision and how you are working toward this goal in a short essay. (Maximum 500 words)

– One letter of recommendation from a faculty member emailed directly to fellowships@buffalo.edu

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.