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UB Undergraduate Research Conference July 20-21

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Save The Date: July 20-21, 2023 It’s time to mark your calendar and start making plans to join the University at Buffalo for our 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference!    This year’s virtual conference will be held July 20-21, 2023. We’re working hard to plan an experience that will inspire students interested in demonstrating their knowledge and talents to an audience drawn from all over the nation.   Stay tuned for updates and registration information. 
Date  July 20-21, 2023    Location  This year’s conference will be held virtually via the Whova platform.    Who should attend?  All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP.    This conference is an excellent opportunity to:  • Present faculty-supervised research. • Foster conversation around shared interests. • Network with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study.   Registration • An email announcement will be sent in spring 2023 once registration is open.  • Call for presenters will be announced in March.   We can’t wait to welcome you to the conference this summer!
  The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference brings together the next generation of professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and influencers to learn about graduate and professional opportunities, with a focus on diversifying the graduate student body at UB and across the nation.

Syllabus Reading Night February 2

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 6-8pm in Greiner 116 B

Come get help reading through your syllabi and planning your semester!


Aisthesis: A Publication Opportunity for Honors Students Submission Deadline March 6

Posted by Tim on January 23, 2023 in Academics, Event, Workshops

University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2023 issue of Aisthesis, our undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, we welcome academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles, from all fields of research. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 6, 2023. Guidelines can be found at

Please email questions to and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page ( for updates. We look forward to reading your work in the coming months.


Calling Honors Scholars to Submit to participate in the Experiential Learning Network Celebration of Student Excellence April 26

Posted by Tim on January 20, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

Attention All Honors Students!

Have you participated in a faculty-mentored research project or creative activity during the 22-23 academic year? If so, are you interested in being considered to present your project at the 19th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence? To have your project considered, please complete this Student Showcase Interest Form no later than February 15th.  

Please note that all schools on campus have their own unique internal selection processes. Submitting this form does not guarantee your participation in the Student Showcase. All projects will be reviewed by the school under which they are taking place. In most cases, this is the school your faculty mentor works within. The Student Showcase will take place on April 26, 2023 from 1:00-2:45 p.m. in Alumni Arena. Please contact Kev Smith, ELN Program Coordinator, at with any related questions.


Congratulations to Alexis Harrell on being selected as a 2023 Marshall Scholar

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

A senior psychology and sociology major from UB has been awarded a 2023 Marshall Scholarship by the British government.

Alexis Harrell, a racial justice researcher and artist, is one of 40 students chosen nationwide to receive the award from more than 900 applicants.

Marshall Scholarship recipients are considered among the most accomplished undergraduate students and recent graduates in the United States. Scholarship recipients study an academic subject of their choice for up to three years at a university in the United Kingdom.

The 2023 winners will begin graduate studies at 21 universities in September.

To read the full article, please visit:

Congratulations Lexi!!!


UB Behavioral Medicine Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on December 9, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Buffalo and ECMC is looking for 3-4 undergraduate students to assist a new study on intermittent fasting and food preferences.  The Behavioral Medicine lab is an active lab that conducts several laboratory, clinical and field studies to examine different factors that may lead to the development of pediatric obesity.  Responsibilities will include: assisting staff in material preparation, entering data, screening potential participants for inclusion in study, helping staff in the implementation of the study design and running participant appointments.  We are located on UB South Campus in Farber hall and all data collection would occur at the laboratory. We would ask all interested students to send a resume and complete questionnaire below ASAP, with interviews being scheduled by zoom/in person in the next 2 weeks.  Please email your resume and the attached questionnaire to Maia Homsi at if interested.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:


Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience?  If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Spring/Summer semester?
  8. Are you interested in continuing to work in the Summer semester? What is your availability for this summer?

EAS 360 STEM Communications in Italy-Summer 2023

Posted by Tim on December 9, 2022 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Take EAS 360 STEM Communications in Florence, Italy! This is a required course for Engineering and Computer Science majors, although this abroad section only will be open to any major and does cover the Communication Literacy 2 requirement.

Students will learn at LdM University in Florence, take walking tours of this historic city, visit an olive oil production facility in the Tuscan Hills and explore ancient cities such as Venice and Pisa.

For more information, visit:


New ES Thematic Pathway Course Being Offered This Spring

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2022 in Academics, Online Courses

ES 230 Social Ecological Perspectives on Physical Activity & Exercise – 3 credits

This course will discuss the sociocultural and psychological factors that influence physical activity behaviors in the United States and across the world. Students will explore the social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental factors that impact physical activity and exercise using a social science lens. Students will gain a global perspective of the health disparities associated with physical activity and explore strategies for increasing physical activity across the lifespan.

Meeting pattern: Hybrid, meets in-person on Wednesdays from 11-11:50 am on South campus. The online component is asynchronous.

This course is open to non-ES majors and is an approved pathway course. It is in List 2 of the following Thematic Pathway Topics: Environments, Technologies & Policy and Health, Sexuality and Society.


Product Manager Information Session with Honors Faculty fellow Professor Debora Grossman November 29

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Workshops

When you get home after work/school today, you will be ready to unwind and relax. Will you sit down to a delicious Colgate meal? How about a bedtime snack of Lay’s WOW chips? When you are getting ready for bed, will you remove the Google glasses that you wore during the day? I am confident that your answers to these questions is no.
The products mentioned above failed in the marketplace. Why do some products fail, and others succeed? What does it take to create a successful product? As a former product manager for GE consumer electronic products, I have seen a lot of products come and go. I will walk through some famous (and not so famous) product failures, including one of mine.
Failed products are not a complete waste of time and money. They have valuable lessons that can teach us how to best avoid product failures in the future.

DATE: November 29, 2022 TIME: 9:30-10:50 a.m. LOCATION: Capen 108
This class session is open to ANY/ALL Honors College students. Please come join my class for this one off-session on Marketing & Brands


Student Research Assistants Needed!

Posted by Tim on November 17, 2022 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Assistant

Have you thought about seeking some research experience? Do you like working with children? Are you interested in child development, psychology, nutrition, and/or health? 

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Spring and Summer 2023. 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:, and more information about HABLAB is available at You can also find HABLAB on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) @ubhablab.

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects may be possible.

You don’t need to have prior research experience or be an upperclassman to apply! Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to, using “HABLAB student research assistant application 2023” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at We are currently filling positions for Spring on a rolling basis, with a preference for students interested in both Spring and Summer.