University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
09/04/18

Student Research Assistant Opportunity

Posted by Tim on September 4, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Sociology

Research Assistant (RA) Position Description

Job Type:  Full Time

Hours/week: Specific hours to be arranged. (Around 240 hours total)

Salary:  $11.00/hour

Term:  Contact supervisor to get information on the subject.

Department:  Sociology

Supervisor of Position:

The RA serves under the direct supervision of Aysegul Balta Ozgen, a PhD candidate in the department of sociology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes CITI and other IRB-required online training modules on research ethics.
  • Transcribes interview data.
  • Codes transcribed interview data.
  • Conducts literature review/library research.
  • Meets with supervisors on regular basis to maintain ongoing communication
    regarding the quality of the assistant’s performance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in the sociology/social sciences majors.
  • Subject knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress.
  • Ability to work independently and accurately and to solve technical issues that arise during the course of the research.
  • Ability to apply sound research techniques, methodology and logical critical analysis.
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Preference for candidates who are bilingual in English and Turkish/German/Arabic.

To Apply: please send your resume to aysegulb@buffalo.edu.

Friday
08/24/18

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Opportunities Fair September 13

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Opportunities Fair
Thursday, September 13, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

Check out the many undergraduate research opportunities!

Enjoy refreshments!

Create YOUR pathway to academic and professional success!

  • Find various opportunities (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Credit & non-credit options
  • Get information on financial support
  • Learn how research can lead to scholarships & fellowships
  • Learn about future laboratory tours, meetings & workshops

     

Wednesday
08/08/18

Research Assistant Opportunity in Dr. Lucia Leone’s Community Health and Health Behaviors Lab

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors is seeking research assistants for the Fall 2018 semester. Dr. Leone’s research involves designing, implementing and evaluating multi-level and community-based interventions to increase access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity among underserved populations. A wide variety of tasks will be available, based on qualifications. Opportunities include: database development and management (experience with REDCap a plus), quantitative and qualitative data analysis, literature reviews, administrative tasks, community outreach activities, website development, and publication for authorship.  Preferred Qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and the ability to solve problems independently. Hours are flexible but must be able to dedicate 10 hours per week over the semester. To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday
07/26/18

Summer Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors and Graduate Students July 31 and August 2

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors & Graduate Students

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English, or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.* UB’s upcoming campus application deadline is Monday, August 27.

It’s not too late to apply! Join us for summer workshops where you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Pat McDevitt.

Sessions will be held from 9am-10:30am on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. You will have an individual meeting to discuss your application on Wednesday, August 1. Our goal is to have you begin your application during this workshop series.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by 5pm EST on Monday, July 30: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbrightworkshop

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible.

Friday
07/20/18

Fall 2018 Research Assistant Opportunity in the UB Behavioral Medicine Research Lab

Posted by Tim on July 20, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 6-8 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Fall 2018 semester.

We have several exciting projects that are looking for students to help with laboratory experiments. Projects include:

UB ACES is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9 year old children. Students working on this project would help with data collection for parents and would have the opportunity to attend home visits for the kids and recruitment events.

The Morning Munch Study – this study is looking at whether there is a difference in how hard people work for food dependent on their income and whether this changes throughout the month.

The Supermarket Selections Studies – Intervention studies that aim to improve grocery shopping behavior.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

To apply: please send your resume and the answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:

Email:

Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Fall 2018 semester? If possible, please list your class schedule.
  8. If you have any previous experience with infants or children, please describe here.
Friday
05/04/18

UB’s Summer Research Institute

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2018 in Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The UB Summer Research Institute trains researchers in a collegial, intellectually engaging, and multidisciplinary atmosphere. Workshop participants learn easy-to-understand practical information
about statistics and methods and develop skills and knowledge to confidently analyze their own data.
Our courses are appropriate for a range of researchers—graduate students from all disciplines, private
and public sector researchers and policymakers, college and university faculty—anyone with research
experience/training who is looking to gain new skills or brush up on the latest analytic techniques.

Summer 2018

Qualitative Data Analysis
May 21-23
This course introduces attendees to rigorous qualitative analytic approaches, including grounded theory and thematic analysis, and guides attendees in applying them to data. We will also cover techniques for writing and for presenting qualitative data and methods.

Spatial Analysis
May 21-23
This course introduces the utility of spatial data, and focuses on teaching attendees applied spatial analysis skills. Attendees will learn how to use mapping software, how to create maps for presentations, how to usefully transform mapping data, and will be introduced to spatial statistical tools.

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
May 29-31
This course introduces attendees to structural equation modeling (SEM) both with and without latent variables. Upon finishing the course attendees will be able to estimate models using available software (Mplus) to conduct research and interpret results.

Introduction and Application of Propensity Score Analyses
June 4-6
This course introduces attendees to propensity score analyses, a quantitative analytic technique geared toward addressing confounding bias. Attendees will be introduced to both propensity score weighting and matching techniques, as well as how to assess covariate balance. Upon completion, attendees will be able to apply propensity score analyses using both SAS and Stata.

For more information and registration:
ubevents.org/event/research2018
Contact Us: soc-sri@buffalo.edu

Monday
04/30/18

Division of Behavioral Medicine Student Research Assistant

Posted by Tim on April 30, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Division of Behavioral Medicine in looking for 1-2 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Summer of 2018.

The MINDD Study is  looking for students to help with laboratory and clinical experiments. The project focuses on engaging in behavioral aspects of impulsive decision making in adults with prediabetes. Additionally, the project includes biometric measures such blood pressure readings, blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol and lipid profile testing.

For more information about our lab please visit our website:

http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communications skills, ability to interact with participants and solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults for studies, entering data (excel), and working with participants to collect data. We are also looking for students with day time availability and possibly evenings, and are able to commit 10 hours a week.

To apply: please send your resume and the answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com.  We are hoping to quickly fill our position and will interview students on first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:

Email:

Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Summer 2018 semester?
  8. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here.
Wednesday
04/04/18

UB Drone Research Study

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

UB Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the Communicative Disorders & Sciences departments are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a collaborative study.

We are looking for participants who are:

  • 18-35 years old
  • Native English speakers
  • Not pregnant
  • Have normal hearing sensitivity

This research is being conducted to examine what levels of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or “drone”) noise are preferable and safe for human-UAV interactions. With these levels established and used as a reference, our team of engineers will design equipment for UAVs that will appropriately dampen the noise that they emit.

The research will consist of two steps and one optional third step. The first step is a hearing screening and the second is the research study. The optional step is an extension of the research study. We expect that the hearing screening and signing of the consent form will take approximately one hour. The research study portion is expected to take approximately two hours for a full experiment.  A small group of participants will be given the option to volunteer for a second experiment which will also take approximately two hours. The second experiment will take place during the summer.

 

Eligible participants (those who pass the hearing screening) who complete step two of the research will be paid $40.00 for their participation.  The small group of participants who are available to volunteer for a second experiment (step 3) will be paid an additional $40.00 for completion of participation in step 3.

 

Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to enroll in this study.  If you are a student, there are no academic rewards for participating and no penalties for not participating.

 

More information regarding your participation in this study is available in the consent form document attached in this email.

 

If interested, please send an email to:

 

*****          DroneForBuffalo@gmail.com            *****

 

Please be sure to state your name and general availability for the hearing screening.

Monday
03/05/18

STEM For Everyone April 4

Posted by Tim on March 5, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The Women in STEM Cooperative will once again host our STEM For Everyone program on April 4th from 12-1pm in 330 Student Union.  We are currently seeking students to submit their proposals for 5-minute presentations about STEM. Presentations are being sought about a STEM topic, or an existing research project, provided in language that is easily understandable by the general public. Presentations that address inclusivity of women and other underrepresented groups will be given priority during submission reviews. Creativity is encouraged!

This is a great opportunity for students to practice presentation skills, network with others from the UB community, and begin to build their professional footprint. Selected students will be notified in late March and will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal coaching time prior to the presentation session.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!  Please encourage your students to consider submitting a proposal, forward to your students and listserv, forward this to colleagues who work with students conducting STEM research, post the attached flyer AND mark your calendar to attend the event (lunch included) to support our students.

Proposal submission link:  https://tinyurl.com/bit-ly-stem4all-spring2018

Proposal submission deadline:  March 16

Presentations:  April 4

Thursday
03/01/18

UB ACES Project is Looking for Summer Research Students

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The UB ACES project is looking for summer students:

The UB Activity in children’s environment (UB ACES) project is looking for highly motivated undergraduate research assistants to help with : data collection, administering questionnaires, recruitment of children and families, measuring children’s food environments.

This project involves examining children’s choices between food and fun activities. Research Assistants will be asked to work with study staff on data entry and recruitment. Qualified students will also be trained to collect data and work with families, both in laboratory and home visits. Students will be asked to schedule evening (3 – 8pm) availability and will be asked to do training during April.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently.

 

To apply:

Complete the answers to the questions below and send to : dbmstudentapply@gmail.com

Name: 

E-mail:

Phone number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Have you have any prior research experience?   If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for summer 2018? What is your availability for training in March/April of Spring 2018?