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Wednesday
07/22/20

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is a prestigious grant for graduate students looking to get funded for research.  The grant provides full funding for three years which includes a $34,000/year stipend and tuition coverage!
 
Applications for the NSF GRFP will become available in August 2020. Deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.
 
If you are interested in applying for the NSF GRFP in October 2020, please join us for this three-session program designed to prepare you to submit a strong application. You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for, and how to write a strong research proposal. Students are required to commit to all three sessions.
To be eligible to apply for NSF GRFP in October 2020, you must be: A current rising senior or first or second-year PhD student A U.S. citizen, have U.S. national status, or be a permanent resident Pursuing (or intending to pursue) a research-based master’s degree or PhD Conducting research in an NSF-supported field, such as: mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science Dates: August 3, 4, 5 and 6 from 9-10 a.m.
RSVP for the NSF Development Workshops
Wednesday
07/22/20

Summer 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Are you interested in research, study, or teaching abroad OR are you looking to fund a research master’s degree or PhD in a STEM field?    Register today for our upcoming Summer 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops!   Note: These awards are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. All workshops will be held via Zoom. Once you RSVP for the workshops, you will receive the Zoom meeting information.
Fulbright Application Development Workshops
Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English or earning a master’s degree abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.
 
To qualify, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright Scholarship starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible. The internal UB deadline for Fulbright applications is the first week of the fall semester and the national deadline is in October.  
 
In this program you will learn more about Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. Students are required to commit to all three sessions.
  Dates: July 27, 28, and 29 from 9-10 a.m.
RSVP for the Fulbright Development Workshops
Wednesday
07/22/20

UB Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Are you interested in child development? Parenting? Healthy eating? Obesity prevention? Gaining research experience?

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for detail-oriented and enthusiastic undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com.

This academic year, we have several online research opportunities including joining a behavioral coding team that codes data from video recorded tasks, such as parent-child interactions or a child frustration task in the laboratory. Coders become trained on an appropriate coding scheme and apply their new skills to contribute to the team’s work, coding videos each week and attending regular coding meetings for group discussion. In addition, we anticipate a restart of our in-person study activities at some point this academic year, in which case research assistants may have opportunities to help execute study protocols and interact with families and young children in the lab and/or in local restaurants. General responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, data entry and/or coding, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week, with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Summer 2021 positions may also become available. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

The entire HABLAB team meets weekly for lab meetings (which are currently taking place via Zoom), in which various research related and professional development topics are discussed with our full team of faculty, staff, postdoctoral and graduate trainees, and undergraduate research assistants.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently interviewing candidates via Zoom and filling positions on a rolling basis.

Wednesday
07/22/20

Fall 2020 Virtual Study Abroad to Tanzania

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

This Fall, the Experiential Learning Network is excited to offer our first Virtual Study Abroad trip, showing you this remarkable part of the world and introducing you to the places and people Dr. Huber, the instructor, has been working with for over ten years. The course will follow the same study abroad itinerary as the in-person trip and will feature: Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Musoma, Tarime, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Moshi/Arusha, Zanzibar. By participating in virtual class “trips” and “meetings,” students will work on mentored group projects through the ELN Project Portal, collaborating with featured Tanzanian partners to support community development initiatives.
  Don’t delay! Email Dr. Huber to register for the class!
Fall 2020 – PSY499
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35 – 10:50 a.m.
Wednesday
07/22/20

Student Navigate Mobile App is Live!

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Community Announcements

  • As of today (July 22), students can download the Navigate mobile app through the App Store or Google Play.
  • Please encourage students to download the app via instructions available from the Navigate support site for students.
  • Student testing has confirmed they like:
    • Ease of online appointment scheduling through their phones.
    • Having a wealth of resources at their fingertips – “super convenient.”
    • Adding their class schedule to their phone calendars.
    • Push notifications when they receive a Hold (via HUB).
    • Study Buddies – joining a study group with other students from their classes.
    • It is especially helpful for first-year students.