University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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.

Monday
10/07/19

Solar District Cup Team

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Competitions, Student experience

Join other UB students from diverse majors as they design a solar-plus-storage energy system for Ball State University as part of the Department of Energy’s new Solar District Cup competition. Contact Clayton Markham at cjmarkha@buffalo.edu if you are interested.

Friday
10/04/19

JUMP into STEM Webinars/ Internship

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2019 in Competitions, Internships, Workshops

JUMP into STEM, the Department of Energy’s building science competition for undergraduate and graduate students, has kicked off the 2019–20 season with three challenges running until November 15, 2019.

Building science experts will be hosting a series of webinars to help guide students through the inventive and developmental stages of bringing their ideas to life.

You can register for these webinars at https://jump-webinars.ornl.gov.

Webinar Schedule

  • October 7, 1-2 p.m. ET: Jim Leverette, Southern Company, “Smart Sensors and Controls for Residential Buildings”
  • October 8, 3-4 p.m. ET: Grant Wheeler, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “Designing a Healthier and Energy-Efficient Air Distribution System”
  • October 9, 3-4 p.m. ET: Michael Kane, Northeastern University, “Smart Sensors and Controls for Residential Buildings”
  • October 14, 1-2 p.m. ET: Jeff Munk, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Designing a Healthier and Energy-Efficient Air Distribution System”
  • October 15, 3-4 p.m. ET: Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Pushing the Envelope with Wall Retrofit Designs”

Internship Opportunity

Develop your creative idea for energy-efficient building solutions by November 15 and compete for a paid summer 2020 internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Ideas must be submitted by teams of 2-5 people with at least two different majors. An application for the Building Technologies Internship Program (BTIP) – ORNL and NREL must also be completed and submitted by November 15 to qualify for the internship opportunities.

For more information on JUMP into STEM, please visit https://web.ornl.gov/sci/buildings/jump/.

Happy ideation!  

Monday
04/29/19

Global Innovations Challenge 2019

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

May 20-24, 2019

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus

Learn more and register here: http://www.buffalo.edu/globalhealthequity/news-events/upcoming-events/annual-global-innovation-challenge.html

Have you heard about this year’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC)? Your participation will add considerable value to the week’s activities. During the GIC students have an opportunity to learn about a grand global challenge, work in a team to develop a solution, and compete for funding to implement their ideas. It’s an opportunity to expand your thinking, have fun, and make a real world impact.

Your participation will include breakfast and lunch, team-building activities, interaction with global stakeholders, and the chance to win funding to develop your ideas!