University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/17/17

Undergraduate Research in the UB Stable Isotope and Biogeochemistry Lab

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Summer Research

Are you looking to get research experience in a lab?

Are you interested in chemistry and the environment?

Are you looking for work in Buffalo this summer?

 

If you said “YES!” to the above questions, then check out this research opportunity:

 

Undergraduate Research in the UB Stable Isotope and Biogeochemistry Lab

This is a paid opportunity to conduct research related to Arctic climate change using cutting-edge biogeochemical tools.

 

The student researcher will work as part of the UB Biogeochemistry team to select, prepare, and analyze samples, and will have opportunities to analyze results.

 

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.

 

Time commitment: Funding available for full- or part-time work during summer 2017. Expected work schedule involves at least half-day blocks of time, and must be between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.

 

To apply for the position: Send the following to Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, ekthomas@buffalo.edu, by April 21:

  • 1-paragraph statement of research interest,
  • a list of chemistry, geology, and other environmental-related courses,
  • GPA
Tuesday
03/28/17

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for summer students

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2017 in Summer Research

We have a variety of research projects both starting and on-going that will need student research assistants. We are looking for highly motivated students to help with: data collection, recruitment of children, families and adults, community outreach, and data entry.

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.

Our current projects include: online grocery store (parents), effects of exposure to food variety (adults), decision making in adults with prediabetes, family-based weight control (parents and 8-12 year old children) and children’s motivation for food and play (6-9 year old children).

 

To apply: Please send the attached questionnaire and your resume to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com.

Wednesday
03/22/17

23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and 13th Annual Graduate School Info Program July 27-29

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference & 13th Annual Graduate School Information Program
July 2
7-29, 2017
To be held in beautiful Niagara Falls, New York!

Two of our confirmed keynote speakers include:

David Stovall, PhD

Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Scholar of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies

Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scholar of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, and Hip Hop Pedagogy

Our conference will again be offering: inspiring speakers; workshops; oral and poster presentations; a Graduate School Opportunities Fair; a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program; the popular Maid of the Mist Boat Tour; and much more!  Prizes, for students, are awarded throughout the Conference!!

This year, we will be offering an optional Pre-Conference Event on Thursday morning (July 27, 2017) at the University at Buffalo.

 The two options will include either:

 A  Guided Walking Tour of our North Campus or

 A School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) tour for those interested in our Engineering Graduate School Programs

 This event will include transportation from and back to the Conference Center in Niagara Falls.

 Please note that our Preliminary Conference Agenda can be located on the Conference Website!

 

Registration (same rate as last year) is now open for this 3-day event and the early bird registration fee of $350 applies to paid registrations received by June 24, 2017.

A general registration fee of $375 applies to paid registrations received on or after June 25, 2017.

This year’s Conference continues to promise you and your students a wonderful opportunity to:

Share/Present faculty-supervised research (Oral and Poster formats)

 Participate in workshops

 Attend a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program that includes meetings with Program Faculty/Staff/Students based on your graduate field of interest

 Enjoy and Interact with inspirational speakers and panels

 Survey a large number of graduate schools, from across the nation, at our Graduate School Opportunities Fair, and

 Experience the culture and beauty of the Niagara Falls area including opportunities to visit area attractions

 As always, it is our intent that your students will leave motivated and invigorated by a rich conference atmosphere. 

 Student presenters and non-presenters are welcome to attend this conference for inspiration, education, networking, and cultural enrichment! 

 All undergraduate researchers are welcome including, but not limited to, those from McNair; SSS; LSAMP; and CSTEP Programs

Everyone interested in attending the Conference should visit our website at http://cpmc.buffalo.edu/mcnair/conference/index.php

While there, please complete and submit your online registration form before June 25, 2017

The summer is a very popular time for tourism in this area, so we encourage you to register for the Conference soon and “lock in” your hotel accommodations for single or double rooms ($152.00/night) while our block of rooms are still being held at the Sheraton At The Falls. Reservations can be made by calling 1-716-285-3361 or 1-866-961-3780 (please tell them that you are a part of the McNair Conference as we are receiving a dramatic discount) or for even faster service, simply click on the following link: Sheraton At The Falls

***Please be advised that the hotel has established a new policy requiring anyone using a purchase order to send them in 2 weeks in advance so that their Accounting Department has time to approve them***.

Wednesday
03/08/17

Cambridge Undergraduate Scholars Program Deadline to apply is March 31

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

A prestigious summer research opportunity at the University of Cambridge!

An opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists at the University of Cambridge, UK for an intensive 10-week summer experience in their laboratories.
In addition, students take part in exciting experiential learning opportunities including facilitated visits to iconic academic and cultural institutions, and participation in presentations and events. Both the faculty mentors at Cambridge and the selected UB students are involved in finalizing laboratory assignments for each individual student.

Benefits
 An unprecedented opportunity to engage with faculty at one of the world’s topmost institutions
 Deep research experience in cutting edge fields
 Exposure to and networking with Nobel Laureates and other world-renowned scholars
 Pathways to graduate studies at Cambridge, Oxford and other prominent institutions
 Participation in an institutional initiative with exciting growth potential
 A competitive edge for national and international scholarships and fellowships
 The program will run from June 11 to August 19, 2017.

To find research opportunities, go to:
www.cam.ac.uk/research
Contact the Study Abroad Office and Dr. Satpal Singh (School of Medicine) at singhs@buffalo.edu
Applications DUE on March 31!

Honors Scholars will received $2,000 towards program costs….see Dr. Karyn St. George (kcs9@buffalo.edu) for funding details.

Monday
02/27/17

Cyber-HealthGIS – Multidisciplinary Research Experiences in Spatial Dynamics of Health

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2017 in Summer Research

We are pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation-funded interdisciplinary REU Site: “Cyber-HealthGIS – Multidisciplinary Research Experiences in Spatial Dynamics of Health” at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX is currently accepting applications for the 2017 summer.

http://cyberhealthgis.tamu.edu

This 10 week program invites undergraduate students from all disciplines who are interested in pursuing research at the intersections of technology, geospatial analysis, mapping & visualization, and human health and well-being.

The program seeks to bring together 10 undergraduate students for this summer, with 1/3 coming from Geography & GIS, 1/3 from Computer Science & Engineering, and 1/3 from Public Health, Bio, and Pre-Med programs. Students from allied STEM disciplines with interests that match the program are invited to apply as well. All you need is a passion for geography, technology, and/or health!

Students will be placed into interdisciplinary teams to investigate research topics which include but are not limited to:

  • Web and Mobile GIS Programming and Mapping for In Situ Data Collection and Analysis
  • HPC and Supercomputing for Disease Transmission Modelling
  • Social Media Analysis for Leading-Edge Outbreak Detection
  • Volunteered Geographic Information for Food Desert Identification
  • BIG Data for Spatially-Enabled Individual & Public Health Investigations
  • Wearables and human activity recognition

In addition, this program will bring together leading faculty in these and other research areas  (one during each of the 10 weeks) to provide mentoring and guidance to students as they develop and execute their interdisciplinary team-based research projects.

Participating students will be provided with funding for a stipend/salary for the whole summer, funding for housing and meals during summer-long program, and funding for transportation to and from College Station TX. College freshman, sophomores, and juniors as well those who will be graduating in December of 2017 are welcome to apply.

Please see our website for complete details about the program and the application process: http://cyberhealthgis.tamu.edu

The application deadline is March 15, 2017 so please apply as soon as you can!!

We are particularly seeking to recruit members of underrepresented groups in science which include but are not limited to women, persons of color or other minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, as well as those from two- and four-year College and Universities that do not provide students with opportunities to engage in undergraduate research.

Please help us make this program a success by distributing information about this opportunity to undergraduate students at your institutions and on your social networks!

We look forward to engaging your students in this wonderful opportunity to pursue cutting edge research at Texas A&M over this and the next few summers!

Program information: http://cyberhealthgis.tamu.edu

Monday
02/06/17

2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program Application now available!

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program (SRP) Application is now available!

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program an intensive 8.5-week program designed to provide students with a faculty-mentored research experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and allied health majors (June 6, 2017 – August 3, 2017).  Our structured research experience also enhances students’ competiveness when pursuing graduate and professional school.  CSTEP seeks talented underrepresented students who are rising sophomores, juniors and continuing seniors whose academic careers would be enhanced by conducting research under the guidance and mentorship of faculty at the University at Buffalo.  A stipend of $3,300 will be awarded to participants.  Participants also have the opportunity to receive additional funding up to $2,200.00 during the academic year.

Research assignments are made based on mutual interests of faculty sponsors and student participants.  In addition to the research experience, students participate in a research methods course, seminars to develop soft skills, fieldtrips, and community service.  As a capstone, at the end of the program, students present their research projects to peers, faculty, and the University at Buffalo community during the Annual Research Symposium.

Candidates should have completed at least one year of science coursework, and intend to pursue allied health profession in Nursing, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology OR  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors.   A history of academic excellence and interest in research is required.  Below (and attached) please find the 2017 Summer Research flyer and application detailing eligibility requirements.  Students must submit applications before the Thursday, March 16th deadline.

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Here’s what previous research interns have said about their experience:

 

“The CSTEP Summer Research Program isn’t just a program that provides research opportunities; it gave me access to alumni, scholarships, faculty, friendships, and networking.”

Michael Singletary, Electrical Engineering

“This experience has been amazing because not only was it educational and informative, but it was uplifting and made me feel like the sky is the limit…The internship opened my mind to research and helped me to consider multiple career options.”

-Melissa Pierre-Louis, Pre-Med

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Program Benefits:

  • $3,300 stipend
  • (Students also have the opportunity to continue with additional funding during the academic year)
  • Faculty Mentorship
  • Structured research experience
  • Research Methods Seminar (3.0 credit hours paid by CSTEP)
  • Development of soft skills via seminars with experts
  • Networking with professionals, faculty, & peers
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Fieldtrips
  • Community Service
  • All expenses paid to attend & present at the UB Undergraduate Research Conference

Total Value $4,800

To apply:

The application process begins with completing the 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Application COVER SHEET (attached to this email) and submitting all of the following components of the application:

  • Official UB Transcript
  • 1-2 page personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (each recommender gets one page)
  • Copy of your Student ID

Upon submitting that completed package, you will be prompted to Part 2 which is an online application found HERE.

This is a competitive process,  we encourage  students to start the process early. CSTEP staff are available to offer any assistance with the process.

 

Thursday
01/19/17

Join the University of Toledo Land-Lake Ecology Team REU Opportunity Summer 2017

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center is looking for undergraduate applicants for our Summer 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates program. This is a 9 week (May 30-July 28) paid fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation. Participants will be housed in University of Toledo dormitories and will complete research projects on the UT main campus and/or at the Lake Erie Center. Participants receive a $5000 stipend, housing, and transportation while developing valuable research skills and connections. Juniors and Seniors are preferred, Sophomores will be considered. For more information or to apply, please see the attached flyer or visit: http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/lec/REU/main.html.

Monday
12/12/16

Amgen Scholars Program at Harvard University

Posted by Tim on December 12, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Harvard University is one of ten U.S. institutions that again will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2017.  The Harvard-Amgen program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, affords a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in the laboratories of faculty across the Harvard universe, including the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among the 400 undergraduates residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River.
I would appreciate it if you would forward this message on my behalf to your undergraduate scientists who may be interested in applying, and to faculty who may know talented, promising biotechnology scholars who may value the opportunity spending an amazing summer in Cambridge conducting research in the Harvard-Amgen program. The deadline to submit complete applications is Monday, February 1, 2017.  More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, including profiles of last years cohort, along with eligibility criteria and instructions to apply may be found here:  http://uraf.harvard.edu/amgen-scholars .  The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found here:  www.amgenscholars.com .  Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at gllacer@fas.harvard.edu .  With all best wishes for a terrific holiday season,

Monday
12/05/16

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students

Posted by Tim on December 5, 2016 in Academics, Internships, Summer Research

We are excited to again offer the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) program for 2017.  Please encourage undergraduate students of an underrepresented minority group who are interested in biomedical research to apply.

Internship dates are: May 30–July 27.

The deadline for application is February 10.

http://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims or contact SRIMS@marshall.edu

The program offers stipend, free room and board, travel assistance, graduate education presentations and more.

Friday
11/11/16

Harvard School of Public Health Research Training Program Deadline January 6

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is a national program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research careers. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas. MIRT is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MIRT/MHIRT) Program. The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MIRT Program (formerly the University of Washington MIRT Program) builds on established linkages with academic institutions throughout the world including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia. Students spend 8-12 weeks (beginning mid-June) at the foreign research site.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.hsphmirt.com/