University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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!

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!