University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
11/09/20

GloBull Gallery Photo Exhibition Voting Now Open

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions

GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition

Voting Period: TODAY – Friday, 11/20 at 8AM EST via Google Form

Facebook Photo Gallery

You are invited to view our annual GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition via UB Study Abroad Programs’ Facebook page, clicking on the Facebook Photo Gallery or the image above! UB students who studied abroad (outside the US) have submitted photos and testimonials to share their meaningful study abroad experiences with you.

Virtual attendees (students, faculty, staff, campus partners, etc.) of the GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition will be able to vote for their favorite photo via the Google Form linked above. Voting will be open throughout IEW—TODAY through Friday, 11/20 at 8AM EST. Prizes will be awarded to the People’s Choice winners! We hope you will view our virtual gallery to see our world through our students’ global lens.

Monday
11/09/20

UUP 2021 Scholarship Opportunity Deadline March 1

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

ALBANY – SUNY students are invited to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by United University Professions, the union representing academic and professional faculty of the State University of New York.

The application deadline for the UUP College Scholarship Fund scholarships is March 1, 2021. Applications are on UUP’s website, at http://uupinfo.org/awards/.

“Through UUP’s Scholarship Fund, our union provides support to our students who are working toward their degrees,” said UUP President Fred Kowal. “The students we honor have excelled academically and have made significant contributions to their communities.”

The Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a maximum of four SUNY undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Full-time graduate and professional SUNY students can apply for UUP’s William Scheuerman Post Baccalaureate Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of former UUP President William Scheuerman.

To apply, students must have at least nine credits and hold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.95. Law and health science students must complete at least one full semester prior to applying for the scholarship. Applicants must show dedication to the labor movement’s goals and ideals.

Applicants for both scholarships must demonstrate personal and academic achievement and display a strong record of community service. UUP awards the scholarships to students on a one-time basis, but there is no limit on the number of times a student may apply.

The scholarships are funded by contributions from UUP members and their families.

UUP has awarded more than 100 scholarships since the union’s scholarship program began in 1988. Three of the undergraduate scholarships are given in honor of former UUP members and their families who generously supported the Scholarship Fund. Those members are the late Eugene Link of SUNY Plattsburgh; the late Robert Carter of SUNY Oswego and his wife, Katherine; and the late Gertrude Butera of SUNY Alfred.

For more information, contact UUP’s Administrative Office at (800) 342-4206.

UUP represents 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees, with members at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health sciences centers in Brooklyn, Buffalo, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

Thursday
10/15/20

Halloween Craft Contest

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Student experience

We will be holding a Halloween Craft Contest on October 28th at 7pm. Carve or paint your best pumpkin design or even create a spooky little craft before then for a chance to win a prize. You can only win the prize if you are registered for Relay so make sure you do that first! 

Monday
09/14/20

UB Startup Week Events September 14-18

Posted by Tim on September 14, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

UB Startup Week – September 14-18

A celebration of UB’s innovation and startup ecosystem, with five days of events, all hosted on a virtual platform. Get to know the community, and learn from and connect with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and like-minded students. The series of programs will catalyze students to find their inner entrepreneurial spirit.

For more information and to register to attend, visit:  https://linktr.ee/launchpad_ub

Get Seeded! | Tues., Sept. 15th, 7 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 959 2735 5198

Passcode: 506191

UB Open Coffee Club | Wed., Sept. 16th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 922 0925 5753

Passcode: 828690

Founder Stories with Eric Reich, Co-Founder Campus Labs & Past Panasci Winner | Wed., Sept. 16th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 966 6997 9884

Passcode: 502103

Startup Planning: The Business Model Canvas| Thur., Sept. 17th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 8132 0951

Passcode: 688567

2020 Henry A. Panasci Live Finals | Fri. Sept. 18th 2-4:00 p.m. EDT

Register to receive zoom link: https://linktr.ee/launchpad_ub

All college students, no matter their starting point, can leverage entrepreneurship skills to build a better future – for themselves and for the world. By engaging with UB’s LaunchPad, students will learn by doing, giving them the knowledge and know-how to help them succeed as a founder or contributor to the innovation economy.

UB Startup Week is hosted by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars in partnership with UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships powered by the UB Innovation Hub.

Monday
09/07/20

Reimagine Challenge 2020

Posted by Tim on September 7, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions

We seek inventive and compelling ideas about changes that could create a better world from college and university students.

Participants are invited to submit a written project proposal that addresses one of the two topics listed on the following website: https://www.reimaginepod.org/challenge

Scholarships and awards are available for up to 20 final entries.

Friday
09/04/20

20th Annual Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition September 18, 2020

Posted by Tim on September 4, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and The UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships   Cordially invite you to the 20th annual   Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition September 18, 2020   2-3:30 p.m. – Team Presentations 3:30-4 p.m. – Virtual Networking and Award Ceremony   Event hosted virtually on Zoom; details provided upon registration
REGISTER HERE
Monday
08/31/20

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Information and Application Process

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship supports sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Read on to learn more about the scholarship process and eligibility, and to make an appointment with a fellowships advisor.
Eligibility and Application Materials
To be eligible for the Goldwater, you must: Have a 3.8 GPA or higher Be a Sophomore or junior majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Plan to pursue a PhD in STEM. Have prior research experience. Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence with intent to become a citizen. The Goldwater application consists of: Online questionnaire. Research essay. Three letters of recommendation. Transcripts. Permanent resident card and Letter of Intent (if applicable).
Learn more and apply online!
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!