University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Student 2 Biz Challenge-Cash Prizes! Deadline March 26

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2023 in Competitions, Event


UB Blackstone LaunchPad Announces Brain Machine Interface Challenge Deadline to apply is February 20, 2023

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2023 in Competitions, Workshops

The University at Buffalo’s Blackstone LaunchPad, in conjunction with Dr. Albert Titus of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Victor Paquet of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Jacobs Institute, are hosting a Medical Device Challenge focused on Brain-Machine Interfaces.

This challenge is focused on the growing field of Brain-Machine Interfaces within the medical field. Students will have the opportunity to compete for a grand prize of $1500 while also gaining valuable skills and connections within the industry. The challenge begins on February 22nd and students will participate in various learning and mentoring sessions prior to a final pitch presentation on March 30th.

Students wishing to register for this competition should complete the following link by 11:59 PM on Monday, February 20th: Here


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.


Apply for the 2023 Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition…a chance at up to $65,000 to grow your business

Posted by Tim on January 17, 2023 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you a student with an innovative idea with a concept in its early stages of development? Then, Panasci is the perfect for you. Five finalist teams give live pitch-style presentations in April, competing for startup funding and business services valued at $75,000! First Place: $25,000 seed funding plus in-kind services valued at $40,000 for a total value of $65,000 Second Place: $10,000 seed funding The Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) was created to facilitate and promote the commercialization of UB-generated technologies. The event brings together UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines to maximize their potential and create viable businesses in Western New York. Application deadline: Sunday, March 5 by 11:59 p.m. Final Competition: Tuesday, April 25 from 6-9 p.m. RSVP to watch the competition live at

Apply NOW for the US UK Summer Fulbright Institutes Deadline to apply is February 7, 2023

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Competitions, Fellowships, Financial Aid, Scholarship Opportunities

U.S.-U.K. Summer Fulbright Institutes
Do you want to spend the summer in the United Kingdom? Then this is the award for you! Join a cohort of amazing students for a summer of learning, engagement and fun. 
Apply this winter!
Application due: February 7, 2023
Click here to learn more and apply.
“Never be afraid to apply. Always, always apply. Take the time, it’s worth it in the end.” —Jonathan Bessette, U.S.-U.K. Fulbright recipient, 2017. Hear more about Jon’s story here. 
Applicants must: Have a minimum GPA of 3.7. Be a U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. passport. Be at least 18 years of age. Have at least two years of study left to complete.
Reach out to us at if you have questions about this award. 

UB Blackstone LaunchPad Aging Innovation Challenge Apply by November 9, 2022

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

The time to create tomorrow’s solution is now! We’re seeking innovators to develop prototypes that will assist aging New Yorkers and their caregivers in completing activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include taking a bath or shower, getting dressed, using the bathroom, getting up from a chair, walking across a room or eating a meal. 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 maintaining a full-time job. 1st Place – $1,500 | 2nd Place – $1,000 | 3rd Place – $500 AUDIENCE CHOICE – $250 (Invite your family and friends to come vote for you!) Application Deadline: November 9th

UB Study Abroad Global Gallery: Photo Contest & Exhibition November 17

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2022 in Competitions, Event

Global Gallery: Photo Contest & Exhibition

In recognition of the 2022 International Education Week (IEW), our Global Gallery: Photo Contest & Exhibition will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 12PM – 2PM in the 2nd Floor, Student Union (Flag Room) to showcase the meaningful study abroad experiences of University at Buffalo students. UB Study Abroad Programs has asked recent study abroad participants to submit photos and testimonials illustrating their study abroad experiences. We welcome the UB community at large to stop by to see photographs taken all over the world by our students. There will be a presentation to announce the winners and refreshments will be provided. We will also post these incredible student photos to our Facebook page. We hope you will come to see our world through our students’ global lens and vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award!

The U.S. Passport office will also be present for questions anyone may have about obtaining a U.S. passport and/or travel outside of the U.S. as a U.S. citizen.

Please join us for this celebration of International Education Week and UB study abroad alumni!


Is your idea worth $1,200? Compete in UB’s Bulls Launch, 90-second elevator Pitch November 17

Posted by Tim on November 4, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Is your idea worth $1,200? Compete in UB’s Bulls Launch, 90-sec. elevator pitch

Thursday, November 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Student Union Lobby

Sign up TODAY here:

You have 90-seconds to convince the judges and the audience why your business venture is worth money. Can you do it, while walking out of a faux elevator?

Bulls Launch Pitch Competition is your chance to prove it.  

LaunchPad is hosting UB’s annual Bulls Launch Competition, where you have an opportunity to present your idea in 90-seconds to a live audience and a panel of judges in the hopes of winning $1,200. Open to all majors. An experience for both undergraduate and graduate students, business background not required.

Two categories: General and Technology with prizes in each:

  • 1st place – $1,200 | 2nd place – $700 | 3rd place – $400 | Audience Choice – $200
  • Proud to be First – $1,000 prize for the best pitch presented by a First-generation student

Sign up TODAY here:

Deadline to apply, November 14th at 11:59 PM EST


Get Seeded! Do you need funding to get an idea off the ground? Apply by November 4

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2022 in Competitions, Event, Workshops

Get seeded for an idea! Pitch live, where the audience decides who gets funded. Sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad

Deadline to apply is November 4, 2022

Live pitch event is November 8, 2022 from 7-8:00pm in 330 Student Union

Prizes: 1st place $500, 2nd place $250


Apply or the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence Deadline November 10

Posted by Tim on October 17, 2022 in Competitions

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence acknowledges students for outstanding achievements that have demonstrated the integration of SUNY excellence within many aspects of their lives such as academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service, or the arts. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the University.

The General Award recognizes students who have demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, campus involvement, community service and/or creative and performing arts. The Special Award recognizes students who have demonstrated accomplishments in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion; military; overcoming the odds.

Click here to apply!
Self-nomination form is due by November 10, 2022.

Applicants must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or above

Have graduated or plan to graduate between June 2022 and May 2023 (for the 2022 application)