University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
06/17/20

Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge: July 13-August 7

Posted by Tim on June 17, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge: July 13- August 7 

Looking for an opportunity to use your summer in an exciting, fun and meaningful way while also competing for $3,250 in prizes? If you answered yes, this opportunity is for you. 

Apply now to the Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge and spend four weeks ideating, creating and competing! 

Accepted students will join an interdisciplinary team and work on the following challenge: develop an innovative design concept to ensure that the next generation of fully autonomous vehicles addresses the needs of everyone, especially who are unable to drive independently. 

Apply by Sunday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m. for the chance to collaborate with other UB students and faculty and create a novel solution to the challenge statement.  

This is a virtual program and all UB students are invited to apply at Bit.ly/StudentSummerAcademyApp

Website: http://engineering.buffalo.edu/home/news/events/summer-innovation-academy.html  

This program is hosted in partnership by: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, UB’s Innovation Hub and UB IDeA Center.  

Tuesday
04/14/20

SUNY’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Webinar Trainings for Students

Posted by Tim on April 14, 2020 in Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY’s Office for Research and Economic Development is sponsoring a series of four webinars to prepare rising junior and senior undergraduates as well as first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Professor Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF). 

Please click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information. Note: If you have not used ZOOM before, you will be prompted to download software once you have clicked on the registration links.

GRFP requires that applicants be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. For more information, see www.nsfgrfp.org.

Note: If you win a GRFP fellowship or Honorable Mention, you may be eligible for the SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Research Scholarship (CGRS)— Link to Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (CGRS) for more information.

Please send questions to Jacquie.Spano@rfsuny.org.

WEBINAR #1 (For undergraduates only)

Are You Ready for Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding

Mon. April 27 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Are you curious about or excited by the prospect of a career in research? Are you thinking about a career in some leadership role? Are you wondering about the best time to apply to graduate school, and how to get someone else to pay for it? This webinar may help you decide.

WEBINAR #2

Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Wed. April 29 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This webinar will include all the basics about GRFP, such as the benefits, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips. Please bring your questions!

WEBINAR #3

Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)

Fri. May 1 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This webinar will include discussion of NSF’s review criteria (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), how to maximize the impact of your planned research, and other winning strategies.

WEBINAR #4

Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it)

Mon. May 4 • 2:00pm – 4:00pm

This webinar will cover how to write about your research in an interesting and lively way, tailored to your audience (recommended for all fellowship and grant writers).

Monday
04/06/20

ESW Solar District Cup Competition Team Seeks Help

Posted by Tim on April 6, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The ESW Solar District Cup competition team is looking for some last minute help with their final report due on 4/14! If you have a few hours of free time this week and want to help them out with either some visual, electrical, or financial modeling or the construction plan of solar energy systems, please email Clayton at cjmarkha@buffalo.edu! This experience is a great look into the world of renewable energy consulting!

Wednesday
02/26/20

Scharps Legal Essay Competition (Apply by March 18, 2020)

Posted by Tim on February 26, 2020 in Competitions, Financial Aid

Apply for the 2020 Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition by March 18!

The Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition is open to juniors and seniors (or underclassmen who have that status based on credit hours) at SUNY campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is Criminalizing Speech.

One award of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up. 

Students must submit their essays to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Questions can be directed to fellowships@buffalo.edu.

Learn more!

Monday
02/24/20

The Black Student Union and IDC Present Open Mic Night February 27

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

The Black Student Union and the IDC present

Open Mic Night

February 27th, 2020

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

SU Theater

For more details email us here.

Monday
02/10/20

African Jeopardy Night February 13

Posted by Tim on February 10, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Thursday

February 13th, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. 

SU 240  In Honor of Black History Month, join the IDC in our African Jeopardy Night to show your knowledge about Africa while enjoying some free food and having fun!

Friday
01/10/20

Startup Boot Camp…Start Up Your Spring ’20 Semester

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Start  Up Your Spring ’20 Semester:

You have a product or an idea that could ignite. What if you just start selling? When can you stop listening and just build? Surely your customers are just like you and they’ll buy the first time… but what if they don’t?

Learn to avoid the mistakes that stop so many founders short, and ask for help in a way that gets you the access you need. Validate your riskiest hidden assumptions!

Apply Now! Winter 2020 Boot Camp is January 23rd and 24th. Seats are limited – students accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply.

How Does it Work?

Join us for 2 full days before the fall or spring semester begins. We’ll provide food and any necessary off-campus transportation for program related activities. If you live on campus, early dorm check-in is available.

Friday
11/15/19

International Education Week (IEW) at UB: Nov. 18-22, 2019

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Student experience, Volunteering, Workshops

It’s International Education Week! Check out the events happening all week long!

Highlighted Events:

Friday
10/18/19

UB’s Aging Innovation Challenge: Nov. 1, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? If so, consider participating in our Aging Innovation Challenge, taking place on Nov. 1, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m. in 210 Student Union.

At the Aging Innovation Challenge, you and other students and faculty from all different disciplines will team up to develop a prototype to assist aging New Yorkers. Your innovation could make the difference to someone fighting to maintain independence in their home or to a stressed caregiver providing daily assistance to a loved one while holding down a full-time job. Participants do not need any prior skills or experience — you will be able to use your unique background to contribute to your team’s idea for the chance to win $ prizes.


Register to participate: https://tinyurl.com/UBAgingInnovation19

Monday
10/07/19

Oak Ridge Institute for Higher Education (ORISE) Autonomous Driving: Education in Communication Competition…cash prizes!

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) invites undergraduate students to participate in the “Autonomous Driving: Education in Communication” competition.

For the opportunity to earn a $5,000, $3,000, or $1,000 scholarship, undergraduates are asked to develop a chart or infographic to communicate the levels of autonomous driving and sensor packages required to the public.

For more information on this competition, please visit the ORISE website at https://orise.orau.gov/stem/internships-fellowships-research-opportunities/scholarships.html.

The competition deadline is Friday, December 6, 2019.