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Undergraduate PAID Teaching Assistant applications open: CSE 115 and CSE 116

Posted by Tim on April 14, 2023 in Academics, Career Oportunities, Honors Experiences, Paid Student Experience, Student Assistant, Teaching Opportunities

Dear CSE Students,

We are now accepting applications to become an Undergraduate Teaching  Assistant (UTA) in CSE115 and CSE116 for the 2023-24 academic year. The UTA position is a paid hourly position. Each semester of being a UTA, you will also earn 1 credit for CSE495 Supervised Teaching,

As a UTA, your responsibilities may include activities like:

* Teaching labs and recitations;

* Running review sessions;

* Holding office hours;

* Answering questions posted to Piazza;

* Proctoring exams; and

* Attending weekly staff meetings.

Students will be hired into the CSE115/CSE116 UTA pool and may be asked to assist in either course. While UTAs are assigned to 1 course each 

term, they may change the course they assist between terms.

There are a few standards to apply. To be eligible for this position, you must be:

* in good academic standing at the University and within department

* complete CSE116 by the start of Fall 2023; and

* plan on enrolling as an undergraduate at UB for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Please note that there is no minimum grade required nor do you have to have a minimum number of credits. For many of the students we hire, 

being a CSE115/116 UTA is their first experience as a TA or tutor; past experience is welcome, but not required.

If this sounds fun, interesting, and rewarding, please complete this application form before the April 21th deadline. After reviewing all of  the applications, some candidates will be invited to schedule and give a short demonstration of their teaching for an audience of current instructors and UTAs. Those demonstrations will be held during finals week with offers made in the following week.

If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please email

Dr. Alphonce <>,

Dr. Dickson <>,

Dr. Hartloff <>,

Dr. Hertz <>, or

Dr. Mikida <


End of the Semester Drop-in Tutoring

Posted by Tim on April 14, 2023 in Academics, Tutoring

End of the semester got you feeling sour? Drop-in for Tutoring in TASS! 130 Capen Hall

Just pop in the TASS center for our end of the semester drop-in hours.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11am-2pm CHE 101, 102, 203, 204
Wednesday 11am-2pm MTH 121 – 142, PHY 101 – 108
Tuesday, Thursday 3pm-5pm MTH 121 – 142, PHY 101 – 108

130 Capen Hall


Honors College Photo Library

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Buffalo Bits, Career Oportunities, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Programs, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars, Honors Student Council, Information Session, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Paid Student Experience, Podcast, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Student Assistant, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Winter Session, Work Study Opportunity, Workshops

Do you want to be more involved with the Honors College? Do you want to be featured on the Honors College Instagram? Upload photos to our NEW Honors College Photo Library! We want to see all the amazing things our Honors Scholars are up to!

Click the link to upload your photos and be featured on our social media platforms:


SUNY Undergrad Juniors and Seniors: Are you ready for Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding

Posted by Tim on March 31, 2023 in Academics, Event, Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Programs, Information Session

When is the best time to apply?
How can I find funding? 
Who can apply for NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)?
What is the SUNY GREAT (Graduate Research Empowering & Accelerating Talent) Award Program?
Are you interested in a career in research?
For answers to these questions and more, please join Dr. Susan Brennan, SUNY Research Fellow For Innovation In Graduate Education, and professor at Stony Brook University on Wednesday April 26th from 3:00pm- 4:30pm

Link to register to the Webinar:

School of Management Graduate Programs Information Session April 4

Posted by Tim on March 24, 2023 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Workshops


Stem for Everyone Event!

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2023 in Academics, Event, Research Information and Opportunities

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student involved in technical research or hands-on projects? Would you like to share your work with a broad audience and sharpen your communication skills? Submit your proposal to participate in STEM for Everyone!

STEM for Everyone, presented by the UB Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) and UB Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), invites students to present a short 5 minute talk, poster presentation or video on a STEM topic to hone their communication skills.

This event provides a platform for students to communicate the significance of their work in non-technical language, an important skill for any STEM professional. Creativity is encouraged!

Participants will benefit from mentorship and constructive feedback as they are preparing their presentation, poster or video, and will be eligible to win prizes for strong submissions.

More information and past submissions can be found here:


5th Annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2023 in Academics, Event

Join student speakers, both domestic and international, as well as panel chairs from the University at Buffalo as they speak about some of the most important issues in South Asia. We will cover a diverse range of topics, discussing political, social, and environmental issues. 

Saturday, April 1, 2023 

In-Person (10 Capen Hall) + Zoom (register for link) 

NYC Council Member Shahana Hanif, Keynote Speaker

Council Member Shahana Hanif is the Council Member for Brooklyn’s 39th District. She was born and raised in Kensington, Brooklyn, and is the daughter of Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants. She is the product of public schools, an activist, community organizer, and public servant. Shahana is the first Muslim woman ever elected to the New York City Council and the first woman council member for the 39th District. She currently serves as the chair of the Immigration Committee and is one of the two co-chairs of the Progressive Caucus. 

 Being the First Muslim Woman Elected to the New York City Council: What This Means For the Muslim Community and the Future of our Democracy

This is a hybrid event, but registration is required

To register click this link Registration: 5th Annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

For more information please

For the program, schedule click this link: Program Schedule


FBI Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2023 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

FBI Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) Research Opportunity

Apply Today!  

*Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) consists of a cadre of special agents and professional support personnel who provide expertise in crisis management, hostage rescue, surveillance and aviation, hazardous devices mitigation, crisis negotiations, behavioral analysis, and tactical operations.

What will I be doing?   As a research fellow with the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) Visiting Scientist Program (VSP), you will enhance your professional development and increase your research capabilities by participating in research initiatives under the mentorship of CIRG research personnel. The VSP will expose you to a work environment in a high security government facility and provides an opportunity to perform research in areas of interest unique to law enforcement and national security.

Under the guidance of a mentor, you may be involved in the following:

  • Conducting searches of scientific literature
  • Designing social/behavioral sciences research projects related to criminal, national security, and/or cyber threats
  • Conducting statistical analysis of data
  • Preparing and presenting research findings to diverse audiences, both orally and in writing

Why should I apply? Under the guidance of a mentor, you will support applied social/behavioral sciences research projects related to criminal, national security, or cyber threats; judge the completeness and accuracy of research results; perform statistical analyses on data; and prepare written manuscripts for FBI review and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Release of any information acquired during participation in this program is at the sole discretion of the FBI.

Where will I be located? Quantico, Virginia (remote/telework not available)

Apply Today!

The details:

As a participant you will receive a stipend as support for your living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by the CIRG officials and are based on your academic and professional background. The initial appointment is for one year but may be renewed upon recommendation of FBI contingent on the availability of funds, for up to five years. The appointment is full time during standard business hours.

Participation Eligibility:

You must meet the following criteria to participate in the program:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be currently pursing or have completed requirements for a Bachelor’s, Master, or PhD within the last 5 years, or complete all the requirements for the degree by the anticipated start date of the appointment.
  • For applicants currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, the applicant must be within one year of completing their degree.
  • Undergo an extensive FBI background investigation and meet suitability criteria.
  • Applicants with education or professional experience in computer science, cyber security, or information technology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Program Website:

Questions? EmailFBIrpp@orau.orgPlease list the reference code [FBI-CIRG-2023-0002] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.


Honors/EOP Study Hall Tutoring Schedule

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2023 in Academics, Tutoring


Informational Meeting for the Honors College Think Tank in the 2023-24 school year

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2023 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Information Session, New Programs, Uncategorized

Dear Honors Scholars, 

What issues matter most to you? The climate crisis? Systemic racism? Inequality? Educational reform? The Prison-Industrial Complex? The War on Drugs? Civil liberties? Voter suppression? 

Whatever your concerns are, chances are there are other students who share them. 

If you are interested in doing interdisciplinary research with a team of fellow Honors scholars, consider coming to an organizing meeting for the Honors College Think Tank. 

Think Tanks are institutions that bring together people to examine problems in society and advocate policy prescriptions to fix them. 

On March 16th at 3:30 PM, we will hold a meeting in Capen 106C outlining the course:

  • students will take a 1-credit course in the fall to learn about think tanks, policy papers, and organize into working groups. 
  • This will be followed in the spring by the working groups researching their topic and creating policy papers under the guidance of a faculty advisor in a 3-credit mentored research collaboration. 

The finished projects will be presented at the end of April 2024. 

Students will also earn 4 Honors Experience credits for the year.  

This will be a student-driven initiative with students choosing and defining their topics and organizing their working groups. Working group leaders will be chosen by each team. 

If you’re interested, please RSVP → 

PS: Email if you’re interested but can’t make the meeting or if you have any questions.

Attached is a QR code for the google form.

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