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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Summer 2020

Posted by Tim on September 27, 2019 in Fellowships

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with educational opportunities to gain real-world, hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented and minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The mission of the MLEF program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals, and this program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in STEM. As a MLEF participant, you will train under the mentorship of scientists and engineers while working on mission-focused research projects. During the 10-week appointment, you will receive a weekly stipend and may be eligible for housing and travel allowances. You will also gain insight into how the Department of Energy is working to meet the energy challenges of the future.

Applications must be submitted by January 12, 2019.


Volunteers Needed at UB 360 Fall Open House – Oct. 19, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2019 in Volunteering

Get involved with the university and help welcome our prospective students and their friends and family members throughout the day! Students are scheduled for 2-3 hour long shifts in one of three roles:

  • Meeter/Greeter (11am-3pm): Welcoming guests to campus and help them find their way to the proper presentation room.
  • Parking Lot Assistance (7:30am-3pm): Helping guests on campus find designated parking spots for the day of the event.
  • Directional Assistance (7:30am-3pm): Help guests find their way around North Campus to the various presentations and activities throughout the day.

Snacks are provided both the day of the event and during the mandatory training sessions.

Interested? Email Stephanie Gavin ( or register here.


SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2020 – April 4 & 24

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of multidisciplinary activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Transfer, Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will host SURC 2020 UPSTATE on their campus in Syracuse on Saturday, 4 April 2020, and SUNY Old Westbury will host SURC 2020 DOWNSTATE on their campus on Saturday, 24 April 2020. The intent of hosting at two different locations is to draw as many students as possible from all of the SUNY schools.  Students are welcome to participate at either of the two institutions!


Research Associate Opportunity at Oshei

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Emergency Department of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is recruiting new Research Associates to help the principal investigators on subjects’ enrollment.  The studies the RAs will be involved with include randomized drug trials, survey studies, trauma studies, chart review studies etc. 

This position will offer the RA a unique opportunity to learn about how to conduct clinical studies and gain some valuable experience with patient family’s interaction in an ED setting. 

This is a volunteer position, no payment or benefit will be offered.      

The research associate’s job duties include:

  1. Screening, consenting and enrolling eligible patients in studies
  2. Conducting phone follow-ups 
  3. Data collection and data entry


  1. Pre-med undergraduate students who have interests in pursuing MD, DO, nursing, PA, PT, or other medical related program.
  2. Can commit at least two years for this position.
  3. Can work at least 4-5 hours/week (day or evening time) from Monday to Sunday.
  4. A dedicated hard worker.

Please send your resume to the study coordinator Dr. Haiping Qiao.  Her email address is


Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment with Author Erin Hatton September 24

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Come hear from Dr. Erin Hatton, Profess of Sociology and Honors Faculty Fellow as she discusses her forthcoming book: Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

What is a Worker? Labor, power and coercion among prisoners, college athletes, welfare recipients and graduate students.


United Kingdom: UB Semester in London Spring 2020 Program Information Session – September 18, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2019 in Academics, Internships, Study Abroad

The United Kingdom: UB Semester in London Spring 2020 Program offers 2-3 Sociology courses (SOC 467, SOC 358, SOC 499 –optional) AND 6 credits of an internship! There will be an information session TODAY (Wednesday, September 18) from 5-6pm in NSC 216. All are welcome to attend!


Clean Energy Policy Internship with U.S. Department of Energy

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2019 in Internships

As an intern embedded within the CE3 initiative, you will get to develop educationally and professionally while participating in policy-related projects at DOE’s EERE office in Washington, D.C. The goal of the CE3 effort is to close the gender gap and increase participation, leadership and success of women in clean energy fields. You will collaborate with DOE Senior Program Advisors and engage closely with your mentor to move this initiative forward. You will also learn how to plan, manage and execute initiative activities, including organizing meetings and collaborations within the agency and with partnering organizations, solicitation of new ideas for how to grow the CE3, as well as new strategic directions and activities.

Apply here! *Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.


Fall 2019 Management Major Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2019 in Academics, Event

If you have strong quantitative abilities and an eye for the business world, a major in Accounting or Business Administration could be for you! Attend one of our fall information sessions for additional information both majors as well as the business administration concentrations, and how to apply to change your major.

Sessions will be held in Alfiero 205 on:

  • Thursday, September 26 at 11 a.m. – Noon
  • Friday, September 27 at 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 10 – 11 a.m. ** This session will also include information about our BS Information Technology and Management Major
  • Wednesday, October 30 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 1 at 11 a.m. – Noon
  • Monday, November 4 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ** This session will includes speaker from the College of Arts and Sciences to discuss majors that also lead to careers in business.
  • Thursday, November 7 at 10 – 11 a.m. ** This session will includes speaker from the College of Arts and Sciences to discuss majors that also lead to careers in business
  • Thursday, November 14 at 11 a.m. – Noon ** This session will also include information about our BS Information Technology and Management Major
  • Friday, November 15 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


PSS Sustainable Living Fair – September 23, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2019 in Event

Join us for the Professional Staff Senate’s Annual Sustainable Living Fair, Monday, September 23, in the Student Union 10:30am – 1:30pm.

Learn how to live sustainably from organizations and business from all over Western New York.


UB IEEE Innovation & Entrepreneurship Panel – September 24

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Event, Networking

All students are invited to the UB IEEE Innovation & Entrepreneurship Panel on Tuesday, September 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the Law Library (O’Brian Hall, second floor). The event is being co-organized by the Libraries and Blackstone Launch Pad powered by Techstars, and is sponsored by IEEE.

This event is geared at any students with an idea for a business, a new product, etc. and provides them with the opportunity to ask questions of our panel speakers who have expertise in startups, business law, entrepreneurship, and patents. Students are asked to bring a question to the event, which will also enter them in a raffle to win one of many great prizes (courtesy of IEEE).