University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/11/19

Roswell Park Seeks Volunteers for Buffalo Health Care Exploration Summer Program

Posted by Tim on February 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Roswell Park is looking for volunteers to assist with running the Buffalo Health Care Exploration this summer. We are especially looking for males but have unfilled positions for both genders. You must currently be in college and preference will be given to applicants who participated in BHE during high school or have worked with Roswell previously.

BHE is a program for high school students who believe they may want to go to medical school or pursue a science career. The students get to do activities such as shadow doctors, think of medical instruments, get college and premedical mentoring, and networking opportunities within Roswell. It is during the month of July with extra commitments during June for the Ride for Roswell. If you apply be sure you can commit to being present for the vast majority of events and all program dates. The days begin at 9 and end at 4pm.

As a TA you would be acting as a mentor and a guide for a team of students. You would be responsible for transporting them to different locations, supervision and mentoring. You’ll act as a positive role model and peer for the students and help them gain the most out of the program.

As a college student you have the opportunity to network within Roswell with the many talented physicians involved. You will also gain exposure to the ATLAS interns who work with the urology department on various research projects. The networking and connections you make can be integral in gaining an internship at Roswell, gaining access to medical school, or gaining access to graduate school. You will be working alongside other motivated students from nearby colleges.

For information please visit the BHE link which can be found on Roswell Park’s website. https://www.roswellpark.org/education/atlas-program/buffalo-healthcare-exploration

For additional information about BHE, Roswell, or the ATLAS internship contact

Lindsay Nitsche, Current Honors Scholar

Email: Ljnitsch@buffalo.edu

Monday
02/04/19

English Language Institute Seeks Chat Room Partners for Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ELI is currently recruiting Chat Room partners for the spring semester. The Chat Room is a face-to-face conversation program matching an undergraduate student with two international students for conversation practice. Chat Room partners are welcome to volunteer or register for ESL 320 Conversation Seminar for two pass/fail credits. For more information and force registration, go to the ELI, 320 Baldy Hall.

Monday
01/28/19

Summer 2019 Positions for Mathematics Grad Students

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities

Canada/USA Mathcamp is looking for graduate students as leaders for its summer 2019 session.

  • When: June 19 to August 1, 2019
  • Where: Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
  • Compensation: $4,000 stipend plus room and board for six weeks, and travel expenses
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Details and online application: http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/

This summer, we invite you to:

Be a leader in a vibrant community of talented and enthusiastic high-school students and energetic faculty. 

Teach and learn what most interests you, in an atmosphere of freedom and excitement. 

Be a friend and mentor to 120 marvelous kids. 

Be an architect of an experience that those 120 kids will cherish for years.

Canada/USA Mathcamp (www.mathcamp.org) is a summer program for talented high school students from all over the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world. At Mathcamp, students interact with world-class mathematicians, explore advanced topics in mathematics, and find a true intellectual peer group.

The mentor job is a hybrid between a teaching position and a camp counselor role. Your primary responsibility is to teach great classes, and you’ll be doing this in the context of a residential summer program: you live, eat, and play with the campers. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun.

As a mentor at Mathcamp, you get an amazing teaching experience: there is no set curriculum, so you create your own classes and teach the math you’re interested in. From group theory to projective geometry, from complex analysis to cryptography, from fractals to voting theory – there is an abundance of mathematics that can be taught (with a little imagination) at camp level. You’ll have support (in both curriculum design and pedagogy) from master teachers, and you’ll work with students who are exceptionally smart and engaged.

Mentors are also the camp’s primary leaders and organizers, and cultivate the rich life of the camp by planning activities, setting camp policy, and serving as residential counselors—essentially, running the camp, and bringing it to life with creative ideas, inside and outside the classroom. Initiative, flexibility, and tolerance for a certain degree of chaos are a must—that is part of what makes Mathcamp an exciting place to work!

Since women and minority students often face a shortage of role models in mathematics, we are especially eager to recruit mentors from these groups.

For more information on the position and how to apply, visit http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/.

Monday
10/29/18

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: fertig@buffalo.edu.  (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)

Monday
10/22/18

UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Are you interested in positively impacting underserved communities in the City of Buffalo?  Have you considered a career in education? The UB Teacher Residency Program’s Urban Teaching cohort is launching in the summer of 2019 and we are seeking applicants who are interested in working toward equity in the educational experiences afforded to historically marginalized students in the City of Buffalo.

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in Early Childhood, Childhood, English for Speakers of Other Languages, or Adolescence Education in one year.
  • Receive an $18,000 stipend for living expenses and become eligible for scholarship support in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

The priority deadline to apply is November 1st. The application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)  More information about the program is available at our website http://ed.buffalo.edu/residency.html.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Monday
10/01/18

UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

We’re excited to announce that the application for the inaugural Urban Teaching Cohort of the UB Teacher Residency program has opened!  Below are a few of the program features, with more information available at our website (http://ed.buffalo.edu/residency.html).  The program will launch in Summer 2019, with residents earning initial certification in Summer 2020. The priority deadline is November 1st, and the application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in an adolescence education (grades 7–12) content area (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, social studies, English, French, or Spanish) in one year.
  • Receive a tuition scholarship (approximately 2/3 of program cost) and an $18,000 stipend for living expenses in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals seeking to become transformational grade 7–12 teachers in the city of Buffalo
  • College seniors and recent graduates with a background in the content area they intend to teach
  • Professionals interested in making a career change to classroom teaching

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Please feel free to reach out with additional questions or to hear more about the program!  Many thanks!

Amanda Winkelsas, Ph.D.

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Graduate School of Education

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

512 Baldy Hall

716-645-1066

Monday
09/10/18

Cora P. Maloney Center Seeks Spanish, Chemistry and Physiology Tutors

Posted by Tim on September 10, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Peer tutoring is a rewarding experience that allows you to serve your fellow students and gain valuable experience while doing it. ARC tutors can make a big difference working with their tutees and also hone their own skills in the process. Our team consists of more than 60 tutors who help in high-demand subjects and courses. We also have academic coaches who work with students holistically, dealing with stress related to classes, time management and study strategies.

To apply, please visit: https://www.buffalo.edu/cpmc/tutoring/for-tutors.html

 

Friday
03/23/18

UB Linguistics Teaching Internship LIN 496

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Teaching Opportunities

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 Fall 2018 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, counselors, special ed, etc.  (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 (Spring 2018 office hours: Monday and Friday, 10:30–11:30 a.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu.  (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)

 

Monday
02/12/18

Honors College TA Information Session February 23

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Teaching Opportunities

Honors Teaching Assistants (TA) facilitate HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium sections in the spring semester. Freshmen Honors Colloquium is a required two-credit service learning course that provides first-year Honors students an opportunity to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the city of Buffalo.  In addition to leading course discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback and assistance to the course instructor, maintaining office hours, serving as a mentor to students, TA’s will act as a liaison between the students and community partners.

Join us for an information session on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall to learn more!

Monday
09/11/17

BEAM Opportunity

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities

BEAM is a nonprofit organization committed to building diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields by encouraging, supporting, and preparing underrepresented students in the Buffalo area to pursue a career in a STEM or technical related field. Founded in 1982, BEAM provides hands-on math, science, engineering, and technical experiences through Saturday Academies, BEAM Clubs, Summer Programs, and other related activities.

This fall, they are looking for Honors Scholars to work with BEAM students during Saturday Academies and to assist the office team with a variety of projects. If you are eligible for work-study, please write to Dr. Paul Spitale, at beamprogram@gmail.com by Friday, September 15th. Depending on your role and experience, this may be eligible for Honors Experience credit.