University Honors College - The Honorable mention

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:


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


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:

Proposal submission deadline:  March 16

Presentations:  April 4


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 :



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?

UB Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab Group Seeks Student Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The UB Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab group is looking for a motivated researcher to join our team!

This is a paid opportunity.

Our ideal candidate is a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who can work at least 5 hours per week this semester, and can work 20 to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during summer 2018.

Required skills: The research employs chemical techniques, so the ideal candidate for this position will have mastered chemistry courses, be able to work safely in a chemistry lab, and has steady hands able to work with small samples. The candidate will also need strong organizational and communication skills, and be detail-oriented. An interest in chemistry research, in addition to climate, environmental, and/or geology research is preferred.

If you are interested, please send the following to Allison,, by March 4:

  • Major, class year, GPA
  • CV, including any prior lab experience
  • Paragraph about why you’re interested in working in the lab and what you hope to get out of the experience

UB LSAMP Summer Research Program Applications Due February 28

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

LSAMP Summer Program Highlights include:

  • Summer Research Internship with a UB Faculty Member
  • A $4000 stipend
  • Presenting a research poster at the UB Undergraduate Research Conference in Niagara Falls

See the details below and apply online at:

Applications are due February 28th!!!

For more details, visit:


Upcoming SURC Conference

Posted by Tim on February 9, 2018 in Event, Research Information and Opportunities

Attention undergraduate researchers!

Are are invited for an opportunity to present at the 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. Visit the SURC conference information through the CURCA website at:

Application Deadline: February 19, 2018

Event: April 21, 2018 @ Monroe Community College

Registration fee and transportation will be provided to UB students through the UB Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.


Rutgers Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates to apply for our nationally acclaimed SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience). Please forward to students who have strong credentials, passion for research, and interest in graduate study.

Why RISE at Rutgers?

** CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at one of the nation’s top 25 public universities.


** EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $5000 + housing + travel

** PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs: Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Toxicology, Green Energy Technology, Physics & Astronomy, and Advanced Materials. RISE applicants can opt to be considered by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!

** DIVERSE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities.

** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops, field trips

** ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools.

** FELLOWSHIPS valued up to $100,000 for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.

** GREAT LOCATION: Easy access to the powerhouse New York-Philadelphia-Washington DC corridor.

Apply now. Rolling admissions starts in January and is highly selective.

Questions? or 848.932.6584.


REU Applications Open for Summer 2018

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

REU Applications Open for Summer 2018

Many application deadlines are in early 2018 for National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in summer 2018. Opportunities include the following:

Undergraduate Trauma Research Training, Syracuse University, application deadline March 14, 2018


Biomedical Summer Internship at Marshall University

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2017 in Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students (SRIMS) in Biomedical Sciences

May 29-July 31, 2018

  • $3,000 stipend
  • Free Room and Board
  • Assistance with travel
  • Graduate Education Presentations
  • Professional Networking

Note: U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required


Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018


For more information, contact:



Finding Research On and Off Campus

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2017 in Research Information and Opportunities

Are you interested in answering interesting questions in your discipline through research?  Do you want to dive deep into a problem or topic?  Research is a pathway to explore.

The workshop will cover how to find research on campus and paid summer research experiences, and Honors Scholars who have participated in research will share their story.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
107 Capen 

Presented by Elizabeth Colucci – Director, Office of Fellowships and Scholarships