University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
01/11/21

UB Accessibility Resources Seeks Peer Notetakers

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Accessibility Resources is looking for Peer Notetakers! Peer Notetakers provide an essential service that helps ensure equal access to education for students who receive accommodations. Students often find volunteering to be a Peer Notetaker enhances the classroom experience by encouraging more thorough, quality notes.  If all notes are submitted, notetakers will receive a letter of service for their volunteer hours, or if they qualify, a small honoraria.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Notetaker, please send your class schedule, including class sections, to stu-notes@buffalo.edu. We are able to accept Notetakers on a first come, first serve basis.

Monday
01/11/21

Explore CSR Undergraduate Workshop

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

ExploreCSR at University at Buffalo is a 3-day virtual workshop sponsored through Google’s ExploreCSR grant that introduces undergraduates to basic connectionist models and signal processing in order to better understand how these techniques can be used in scientific studies and solve real-world problems. Each day will consist of tutorials and testimonials on how computational methods can be used in scientific research, followed by hands-on practice in small groups. Students will also be able to meet graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty mentors to discuss future career and research goals, as well as get connected to information regarding graduate programs, funding, scientific organizations, and labs based on their individual interests. The workshop is designed to encourage underrepresented groups to explore research and graduate opportunities in computing through mentorship and training. The workshop will take place on April 16-18, 2021 and applications are due March 1, 2021. For more information, please visit https://ubwp.buffalo.edu/explorecsr/.

Monday
01/11/21

Virtual Night of Soul with Phillip Michael Scales January 16 at 8pm

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Phillip Michael Scales is an artist out of Nashville by way of Chicago. His sound is best described as Dive Bar Soul as he blends Indie Rock storytelling with the passion of the blues. He has taken his engaging live show online while still delivering a genuine, heartfelt show with top sound quality. Oh yeah, did we mention he’s B.B. Kings Nephew? Join Student Engagement for a virtual performance with Phillip Michael Scales. Grab your snacks, coffee, tea, or cocoa and join us on Zoom for a casual night of soul music during the long winter break!

Monday
01/11/21

Among Us Escape Room: Leadership Edition with Student Engagement January 14

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

Do you have the leadership skills to outsmart the imposter? Prove you have what it takes by working together with your crewmates in this virtual escape room! 

Register on UBLinked to receive the Zoom link on the day of the event! 

Monday
01/11/21

Trivia Tuesday with Student Engagement

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

Join Student Engagement on Tuesday evenings in January at 7:30 p.m. for virtual trivia!  Come hang out with other students and put your trivia skills to the test. Register on the Student Engagement UBLinked page! 

Tuesday, January 12 – Disney Trivia 
Tuesday, January 19 – US Presidents Trivia 
Tuesday, January 26 – Harry Potter Trivia 

Monday
01/11/21

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Seeks Tutors for spring 2021

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Job Opportunity, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

At this time TASS is looking for tutors for the spring semester, specifically in engineering, computer science, chemistry and math but not limited to.  We are starting the reviewing process so if you have any students interested they can go directly to our website below, which gives you some information about TASS and the application. 

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentsuccess/tutoring/apply.html

Monday
01/11/21

Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology Spring 2021 Open courses

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics

The Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology has many available seats in undergraduate courses still available for spring 2021!  These courses are all being offered online this semester and all but one course (CEP 401) sections are being offered asynchronously, allowing students to fit in their schedules at any time.

Attached are course descriptions to help students decide better what courses would interest them the most.  Any questions regarding the courses or instructors are welcome to be sent to Jennifer Rosseland-Bates, Assistant to the Chair at jmr1@buffalo.edu

Courses still available are:

CEP 200 LEC: Intro to Counseling Profession

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 18186; 18187; 18188; 22601; 24633)

CEP 202 LEC: Career Development

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 20112; 24634)

CEP 400 LEC: Educational Psychology

                Asynchronous sections (registrations available: 18189; 18190; 22602; 22603; 24638)

                Remote Tuesday and Thursday 9:35am-10:50am (registration: 15051)

                Remote Tuesday and Thursday 3:55pm-5:10pm (registration: 22602)

CEP 401 LEC: Introduction to Counseling

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 17596; 16535; 16536; 20113)

CEP 404 LEC: Current Issues in Substance Abuse and Addictions

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 16973; 16974; 24640)

CEP 410 LEC: Introduction to Grief and Loss

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 17600; 18191; 16941; 24641)

CEP 411 LEC CP: Current Issues in Counseling Psychology

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 22604)

CEP 412 LEC: Diversity and Human Relations

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 18192; 18734; 18735; 21478; 24643)

CEP 440 LEC: Current Issues in School Psychology

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 21258)

CEP 441 LEC: Current Issues in Mental Health Counseling

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 24704)

CEP 442 LEC: Current Issues in School Counseling

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 24703)

CEP 453 LEC: Current Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 18736; 24645)

Monday
01/11/21

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program Deadline February 8

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in a field related to robotics. The program provides opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates to intern at federal national laboratories throughout the United States.  The EERE Robotics Internship Program is sponsored by the EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO).

Apply Now!

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EERE-Robotics-2021

Why should I apply?

You will receive:

  • Hands-on experience in development of future robotics technical, engineering, and advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Benefits include stipend, housing and inbound/outbound travel.
    • Stipends:  High school seniors and undergraduate students receive a $600 per week stipend; graduate students and postgraduates receive a $750 per week stipend
    • Housing Allowance: $150 per week for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility
    • Inbound/Outbound Travel Reimbursement: Up to $1,000 to/from assigned location for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2021.
  • Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline related to robotics and/or manufacturing.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EERE-Robotics-2021

Deadline

Application and recommendations are due February 8, 2021, 4:00 PM EST.

For more information

Contact us at robotics.internships@orise.orau.gov.

Please share this information with friends and colleagues who may be interested in opportunities with DOE.

Monday
01/11/21

2021 Summer Research on Chesapeake Bay Deadline February 19

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Deadline: February 19, 2021 Hello, My name is Mike Allen. I’m the director of the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in marine and estuarine science. I am reaching out to thank you for writing a reference letter for your student’s application to our 2020 program. We value the input that you provide by helping to give us a broader perspective of the student.   I also want to let you know that we have opened up our application period for students interested in our program for summer 2021. If you know of a strong advanced undergraduate student who would benefit from a summer research experience on the Chesapeake Bay, I encourage you to share our information with that student. We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, toxicology, ecology and marine and environmental science. In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math.  You can find more information on our website (http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU) or download a flyer to share using this link (https://bit.ly/MD-REU-21). I’ve included some specifics about the summer program at the bottom of this email.  Again, thank you for taking the time to serve as a letter writer!  Yours sincerely,  Mike Allen 
Monday
01/11/21

MTH 323: Honors Linear Algebra Now Available…Get Honors Credit!

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences

I hope that you are staying safe and healthy and getting in some time to relax over the break.  I want to bring your attention to the following new course offered by the math department which REPLACES MTH 309 (Linear Algebra).

***NEW COURSE:  MTH 323 – Honors Linear Algebra***

Instructor: Sarah Muldoon

Lecture: TR 11:10 – 12:25 remote in real-time with recordings posted

Recitation: R 2:20 – 3:10 remote in real-time with recordings posted

This course covers the same content as MTH 309 – Linear Algebra, but in a smaller course setting (max 30 students) with more of an emphasis on concepts and underlying theory.  The course will be taught remotely but in real-time in attempt to capture as much of an “in-person” experience as possible.  Students will be asked to use their video and interrupt with questions as though we were in-person.  Recordings of each lecture will also be available for students who cannot attend class due to the uncertain world we are experiencing.

Please reach out to Sarah Muldoon – smuldoon@buffalo.edu with any questions and enroll ASAP!