University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
10/05/18

SEAS- Health Sciences Charter School After School Program

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy sharing the joy of hands-on STEM projects
or maybe need more community service hours?

Sign up to become an after school program mentor at Health Sciences Charter School for students 9th – 12th grade.

Mentors will meet from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, once a week at Health Sciences Charter School (HSCS). We are looking for
a group of seven to ten dedicated mentors who would be willing to participate throughout the school year. Only 3 to
4 mentors need be present each week but more are always welcome. The curriculum and schedule are open for
discussion if anyone would like to implement their open ideas. The current curriculum for the after school program is
to assist students in local and state STEM competitions.

This is a great opportunity for clubs, Greek life, and other student run organizations to create their own outreach
programs with the advisement of SEAS Outreach staff.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Fall Schedule
Introductory meeting for mentors to discus facilitation of the program
(Date&Time TBD by doodle poll)
– Start the week of Oct. 15th- Nov. 9th
– November 12th – December 14th: midterms, exams, and holidays for UB students, so we do not
plan on meeting these weeks unless volunteers are available
Winter/Spring Schedule
– Resume week of January 30th – March 8th
– Midterms/Spring Break for UB from March 11th – 22nd: program will not meet
– Resume program March 26th – 18th
– Spring Recess for Health Sciences/exams for UB April 19th – May 17th, program will not meet
Summer Schedule (for UB Students)
– Resume program May 20th – June 14th if volunteers are still in town
List of Potential Projects/Competitions
– Science Olympiad
– First Robotics (builds a robot which competes in games against other robots)
– Imagine Cup (Computer Science competition)
– USA Mathematical talent search
– Rube Goldberg machine contest
– Future Engineers (Design and create 3-D models for space)

Our aim is to bring interactive STEM to this school in a fun yet challenging way, and help everyone who wants to,
learn something. But we can’t do it without you, in order to make sure everyone gets as much out of their time and
efforts as possible, we need individuals to help guide and lead.

Get Started: Contact Outreach Coordinator Steven Pilat, sepilat@buffalo.edu, to register as a mentor or inquire
about the program. The first meeting to discuss the program will be in 208 Davis Hall. A Doodle poll will be sent out
to schedule the time and date after a sufficient number of mentors have registered.

 

Friday
10/05/18

Student Committee for Inclusive Excellence

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2018 in Community Announcements

Looking for members of any background who are interested in and dedicated to improving inclusivity and diversity on our campus!

While representing student concerns, the committee directs and advises campus- wide initiatives to make UB a more diverse and inclusive place.

If you are interested in joining, please email Christina Johnson at cj69@buffalo by October 12!

Wednesday
10/03/18

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Tim on October 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I’d like to invite you to join us in the many activities taking place at UB this month (DVAM 2018).  Tomorrow our nationally recognized, award winning peer education groups, the UB Men’s Group and the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance will be holding an all-day event in the Student Union Lobby, and handing out purple bandanas (while supplies last) for folks to wear as a show of support for survivors, and collecting donations for our local domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center.  For more information, visit the event page: Walk With Me UB.   

Please note that we have an On-Campus Advocate from Crisis Services as confidential resources available for UB students, faculty, and staff who may be experiencing domestic violence.  She can be reached at 716-796-4399, or via email at campusadv1@crisisservices.org.  Additional resources are available at buffalo.edu/equity/use.

Lastly, the Alliance is holding a social media contest on Wednesdays throughout October, so please wear purple every Wednesday as a show of support for survivors, and share a picture to their social media with the handle @theUBalliance and hashtags #UBDVAM #supportsurvivors and #ItsOnUsUB

Wednesday
10/03/18

NY’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success #EmTechMOOC Invitation

Posted by Tim on October 3, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

The State University of New York’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC)
is a Coursera Massive Open Online Course available to learners across the globe.

Acquire lifelong learning strategies & 21st century skills in this discovery-based learning opportunity.

Learn about the value and implications of using emerging technologies for communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Enroll Now  to stay current in today’s rapidly changing world.

The entire course can be completed in as little as 1-hour per week over 5-weeks. New sessions begin every 5 weeks.

Faculty – Explore freely-available tools to build learning activities into your courses.
Students – Explore technology resources to support your learning.
Everyone from across the globe – is welcome to participate!

Develop a personal ePortfolio to showcase your skills and accomplishments.

Everyone can earn Mastery Badges, and anyone from SUNY can also earn a FREE Coursera Certificate of Completion!

Watch this video introducing #EmTechMOOC.
http://bit.ly/emtechmooc-trailer

Enroll Now: http://suny.edu/emtech

Print and share the #EmTechMOOC flyer!

Follow us on social media #EmTechMOOC:

Monday
10/01/18

UB SAMPLE Mentee Program for Students Interested in Working in a College Setting

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

Do you have a student interested in working professionally in a college setting? Do you know a student who wants to study student affairs? If so, please refer them to Student Engagement’s Student Affairs Mentorship Program and Leadership Experience (SAMPLE). All students, regardless of their current major, are welcome to apply for a one year mentorship experience to explore careers in student affairs.

As a SAMPLE Mentee, the students will…

  • ​​Develop a mentorship relationship with a full time professional staff member in student affairs at UB.
  • Network with students who are interested in working in Student Affairs.
  • Have the option to enroll in an “Introduction to Student Affairs” course in the Spring 2019 semester.
  • Attend workshops about graduate programs in student affairs/higher education, functional areas in student affairs, trends in the field, and more!​

If students are interested, the application for SAMPLE is on Student Engagement’s UBLinked Page. If you or a student have any questions, contact the SAMPLE Intern Anabelle McDonald at anabelle@buffalo.edu or Terri Budek at tfrysh@buffalo.edu.​

Link for More Information:

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/get-involved/search/sample.html

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
10/01/18

Career Conversations Buffalo with UB Alumni November 8 UB Center for the Arts

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Career Conversations Buffalo

Thursday, November 8

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

UB Center for the Arts

Buffalo Career Conversations is a great way to make professional friends with experienced UB alumni. This event is a career networking night that is designed to link you with experienced UB alumni to help launch your career in a fun casual way. You’ll get real-world advice from someone who understands what you’re going through and is ready to help you. This could lead you to opportunities that you never knew were out there.

UB students register by joining the Buffalo Career Conversations event in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

Here is the calendar link for UB alumni to volunteer:  https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/buffalo-career-conversations-3/

Save the date:  Career Conversations NYC will be Wednesday, January 9.  Registration link to follow in the coming weeks.

Monday
10/01/18

Arup is Hiring – Acoustic, Audiovisual, Theatre Positions

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Internships, Job Opportunity, Paid Student Experience

For more than 70 years, Arup has helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the world. From 87 offices in 34 countries, our 14,000 planners, designers, engineers, and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion. Our acoustics, audiovisual, and theater team is searching for students who are interested in full time graduate opportunities across the Americas region. Applicants should be highly skilled and motivated with knowledge
of the following:
• Acoustic modeling and auralization
• Audio and video system design
• Coding
• Fundamentals of acoustics and vibration
• Multimedia recording and production
• Theatrical lighting and production systems

Join us at an online info session to speak with our Campus Recruiter and Consultants. Learn more about our innovative projects and culture, and hear about current graduate and internship opportunities.

Session 1:   October 9, 2018 12-2pm PST

Join here:    http://bit.ly/ArupAAVTInfo1

 

Session 2:   October 16, 2018 9-11am PST

Join here:    http://bit.ly/ArupAAVTInfo2

 

Session 3:   October 18, 2018 1-3pm PST

Join here:    http://bit.ly/ArupAAVTInfo3

 

Browse positions and apply online here: www.goarup.com

Monday
10/01/18

Career Experience Program

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Paid Student Experience, Student Job Opportunities

The Career Experience Program, supported by the NYS Centers of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and in Materials Informatics, pays UB students to work at local life science or engineering companies.  The positions companies are seeking to fill are varied and cross a range of disciplines, including engineering, graphic design, grant writing, lab sciences, computer science and business.

The positions are paid $13.50/hour and are for a total of 144 hours during the Spring 2019 Semester.

These positions are now posted in Bullseye and companies are ready to hire! Search by Keywords, “Career Experience Program”.