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Behavioral Pharmacology Research Opportunity Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Behavioral Pharmacology

South Campus lab is looking for an undergraduate researcher to help with a project that aims to elucidate the function of a novel neuropeptide system. Will consider students from any major as long as they have an interest and curiosity in the link between brain function and behavior.

Qualifications: punctual, conscience, team player, dedicated

Research Topic is an extension of:

Please contact: Stewart Clark,

Course credit is available and this will count for Honors experience credit.  Contact Jess DiPasquale if offered the position for the course credit:


Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program Deadline December 17th

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2018 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

**Application Deadline 12/17/18**

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Eligibility (at the time of application)

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level.
  • Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for Fall 2019.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


Program Information: Detailed information about the internship can be found at


For questions, please email us at


UNYTS: WNY”s Organ, Eye, Tissue and Blood Donation Center Seeks Volunteers

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Unyts is Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Educate the UB and Buffalo community on the benefits of organ and blood donation by participating in easy and fun events around WNY and UB. Help serve local patients in local hospitals and advance the Donate Life mission! For more information and training, contact Maureen Hector at, subject line: UB Volunteer


New Honors Seminar SOC 469

Posted by Tim on November 12, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars

  • SOC 469 Seminar is now being offered from 2:00pm-4:40pm. To have this honors seminar added to your schedule, please email Allison at

This upper-level undergraduate and graduate seminar will investigate the intersecting politics of work, poverty, and punishment in America. This class will require extensive reading and intensive class participation. In it, we will explore topics such as mass incarceration and prison labor, race and citizenship, work and welfare, worker resistance and social movements. Students will gain a deep and broad understanding of these important and interrelated dynamics in American today.


Accepting Applications for the Western NY Prosperity Fellowship Program-Open to All Undergrad Majors!

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2018 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Accepting applications for the Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs: 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

A leadership development program that provides selected Fellows professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders. WNY Prosperity Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Architecture and Planning, and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at: | Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., 131 Cary Hall, South Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Monday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus

UB Linguistics Department Internships (LIN 496) Open to ALL Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Teaching Opportunities

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496) Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Spring 2019 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students. There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, guidance counselors, and social workers.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Fall 2018 office hours: Monday 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Friday, 10:30–11:30 a.m.) or e-mail him at:  (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)


SEAS- Health Sciences Charter School After School Program

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy sharing the joy of hands-on STEM projects
or maybe need more community service hours?

Sign up to become an after school program mentor at Health Sciences Charter School for students 9th – 12th grade.

Mentors will meet from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, once a week at Health Sciences Charter School (HSCS). We are looking for
a group of seven to ten dedicated mentors who would be willing to participate throughout the school year. Only 3 to
4 mentors need be present each week but more are always welcome. The curriculum and schedule are open for
discussion if anyone would like to implement their open ideas. The current curriculum for the after school program is
to assist students in local and state STEM competitions.

This is a great opportunity for clubs, Greek life, and other student run organizations to create their own outreach
programs with the advisement of SEAS Outreach staff.


Fall Schedule
Introductory meeting for mentors to discus facilitation of the program
(Date&Time TBD by doodle poll)
– Start the week of Oct. 15th- Nov. 9th
– November 12th – December 14th: midterms, exams, and holidays for UB students, so we do not
plan on meeting these weeks unless volunteers are available
Winter/Spring Schedule
– Resume week of January 30th – March 8th
– Midterms/Spring Break for UB from March 11th – 22nd: program will not meet
– Resume program March 26th – 18th
– Spring Recess for Health Sciences/exams for UB April 19th – May 17th, program will not meet
Summer Schedule (for UB Students)
– Resume program May 20th – June 14th if volunteers are still in town
List of Potential Projects/Competitions
– Science Olympiad
– First Robotics (builds a robot which competes in games against other robots)
– Imagine Cup (Computer Science competition)
– USA Mathematical talent search
– Rube Goldberg machine contest
– Future Engineers (Design and create 3-D models for space)

Our aim is to bring interactive STEM to this school in a fun yet challenging way, and help everyone who wants to,
learn something. But we can’t do it without you, in order to make sure everyone gets as much out of their time and
efforts as possible, we need individuals to help guide and lead.

Get Started: Contact Outreach Coordinator Steven Pilat,, to register as a mentor or inquire
about the program. The first meeting to discuss the program will be in 208 Davis Hall. A Doodle poll will be sent out
to schedule the time and date after a sufficient number of mentors have registered.



UB SAMPLE Mentee Program for Students Interested in Working in a College Setting

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

Do you have a student interested in working professionally in a college setting? Do you know a student who wants to study student affairs? If so, please refer them to Student Engagement’s Student Affairs Mentorship Program and Leadership Experience (SAMPLE). All students, regardless of their current major, are welcome to apply for a one year mentorship experience to explore careers in student affairs.

As a SAMPLE Mentee, the students will…

  • ​​Develop a mentorship relationship with a full time professional staff member in student affairs at UB.
  • Network with students who are interested in working in Student Affairs.
  • Have the option to enroll in an “Introduction to Student Affairs” course in the Spring 2019 semester.
  • Attend workshops about graduate programs in student affairs/higher education, functional areas in student affairs, trends in the field, and more!​

If students are interested, the application for SAMPLE is on Student Engagement’s UBLinked Page. If you or a student have any questions, contact the SAMPLE Intern Anabelle McDonald at or Terri Budek at​

Link for More Information:


TH 235 2nd 7 week course Open Seats Fall 2018 (Get Honors Experience Credit!)

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance is still seeking deck(stage)/fly crew for their production of “Pippin” this October.  This is a 2-credit opportunity within the 2nd 7-week course TH235, so the add/drop date is not until next month.  It also counts for Honors Experience credit, and it is a fulfilling way to potentially give your GPA a boost.

The pre/co-requisites are:

TH106 (Intro to Technical Theatre) or significant prior theatrical experience (like high school stage crew or CFA stagehand work)

Attendance is 100% mandatory for this course, so please check your schedules meticulously to make sure you are available for all calls for this show before proceeding. However, there may be some exceptions on a case-by-case basis for minor scheduling conflicts, so please reach out if you think you may still qualify.

There are 2 “on school time” performances, but you will receive as many excusal letters as needed for those two mornings, which are the same types of letters the athletes use for away games. The required dates and times are listed at the bottom of this message.  

Please let me know if you have any questions about registration, scheduling, responsibilities, or anything else you may think of.  If you are interested, please email me at with your name, major, and a brief description of any prior theatre experience you have, including whether you’ve taken TH106.


Come volunteer with Science is Elementary!

Posted by Tim on September 14, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

**No experience required**
**Transportation available**

***Share the fun of Science, Math, and Engineering with children through Science is Elementary***

Want to learn more or volunteer???
Email Steve Pilat at to sign up.Please include:

– the grade you would like to participate
-the date you would like to participate
-if you require transportation
-if you are willing to provide transportation

Fall Semester Dates

Experiments at Westminster
Time                      Wednesdays             Thursdays
9:00 – 10:30          1st and 3rd                K and 5th
1:30 – 3:00             4th                              2nd

September 19th and 20th (W/R)
October 10th and 11th (W/R)
October 24th and 25th (W/R)
November 7th and 8th (W/R)
November 27th and 28th (T/W)

Spring Semester Dates

Training             Mondays           Tuesdays
8:30 – 9:30        1st                        K
9:30 – 10:30      3rd                       5th
1:00 – 2:00        4th                       2nd

January 30th and 31st (W/R)
February 13th and 14th (W/R)
February 27th and 28th (W/R)
March 27th and 28th (W/R)
April 17th and 18th (W/R)

Please note, training will always operate on the Monday and Tuesday immediately
before the Wednesday and Thursday of the visit. Ex: 5th grade training for Thursday
September 20th will be on Monday the 17th . Visits to Westminster operating on Tuesdays
will operate under Thursday’s schedule.