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Thursday
11/18/21

Here to Career Student and Supervisor Employee of the Month

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2021 in Competitions

Do you know a student employee that deserves special recognition? Nominate a friend, co-worker, or yourself for the Here to Career Student Employee of the Month Award.

To nominate someone:

*RSVP to this event on UB Linked, answer the questions and click submit

Winners will be notified at the end of each month and announced at the beginning of the next month.
Location: Join Event OnlineDate and Time: 
Mon., Nov. 29 at 11:30 p.m.
Thursday
11/11/21

UB Academic Integrity Award

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2021 in Academics, Competitions

In recognition that academic integrity is the foundational value of all teaching, learning, and research efforts, the University at Buffalo seeks to recognize those individuals who help to elevate this important value at our institution.

At the conclusion of each spring semester, in conjunction with National Honesty Day on April 30, the Office of Academic Integrity will recognize individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond their duty to promote and enhance our culture of integrity at UB during the past academic year. 

An awards ceremony is tentatively planned for Monday, May 2, 2022.

The nomination deadline for the 2021-22 awards is March 31, 2022.

Submit nominations directly to the Office of Academic Integrity at academicintegrity@buffalo.edu.

Location: Click HERE for more informationNomination Deadline Date: 
Mar., 31, 2022
Thursday
11/04/21

Is Your Idea Worth $1,200? Compete in UB’s Bulls Launch, 90-sec. Elevator Pitch

Posted by Tim on November 4, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Competitions

Last week Buffalo celebrated 10 startup finalists pitch their vision for 43North’s multi-million dollar business competition. Seven founders and their companies walked away with half a million dollars and Top Seedz won $1,000,000 to bring their venture to the next stage.

Are you feeling inspired? Do you see yourself up on the 43North stage one day? Step one is here at UB, compete in Bulls Launch, UB’s 90-sec elevator pitch competition – November 18th.

Thursday, November 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Student Union Lobby

Sign up TODAY here: https://bit.ly/BullsLaunchF21

Monday
10/18/21

Blackstone LaunchPad IDEAS Competition: $1,000 for your IDEAS Apply by October 21

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Competitions, Event

Do you have an idea for a business hidden somewhere in your notes app? Have you and a friend plotted out the next big startup but find yourself stuck on what to do next?

Start here to turn that idea into a reality.
 
The LaunchPad Ideas Competition could give you the funding and support you need to see if you really might be onto something.
The competition is completely virtual, hosted now through October 21st, where you apply to compete in one of 4 tracks: Social and Climate Impact: sustainability, education, human rights, poverty alleviation, racial and social justice, etc. Health & Life Sciences: biotech, health & medical science, healthcare Consumer Products & Services General
Apply by October 21 HERE  #BXLaunchPad
Monday
10/11/21

Blackstone Launchpad IDEAS Competition-Deadline to apply is October 1st

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Academics, Competitions, Event

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad has been granted $4,000 to award to students as part of the LaunchPad Ideas Competition.

The competition is completely virtual, hosted now through October 21st, where students apply to compete in one of 4 tracks:

  • Social and Climate Impact: sustainability, education, human rights, poverty alleviation, racial and social justice, etc.
  • Health & Life Sciences: biotech, health & medical science, healthcare
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • General

The winners from each of the 4 tracks will received $1,000 and invitation to represent UB in the network round where they have an opportunity to compete for $10,000 in the various tracks.

I’m reaching out to invite your team to support this initiative by:

  • Leveraging your listserves, newsletters, and social media to amplify this opportunity for students; and
  • Make available any opportunities to engage with students through pop-up events, tabling, and/or passive digital/static signage.

This is a great opportunity to provide our students an avenue to impact change. Bonus – if UB recruits the greatest number of ideas submitted, we’ll win $10,000 for our campus and most importantly bragging rights.

We’re competing with schools in the following bracket:

  • University of Central Florida
  • Texas A&M University
  • New York University UT Austin
  • USC UCLA
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • UT Arlington
  • UC Berkeley
  • Temple University
  • UC Davis
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Irvine
  • University at Buffalo
  • UT San Antonio
  • UT Dallas

Thanks much for your consideration and I welcome your ideas to partner with UB’s LaunchPad in hosting this program. Please contact me to coordinate efforts.

Graphic assets and sample marketing messages available in this UB Box: https://buffalo.box.com/s/16s3fthytzx06g0956dk0ijjm8uffr5w

Monday
05/24/21

Summer Student Opportunity: 10 in 10 Design Challenge

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Networking

The University at Buffalo is taking bold steps to enact climate action across our university and region.  Our award winning and nationally recognized Climate Action Plan sets for an innovative framework to advance this work and at its heart it calls on students to play an active role in helping us develop solutions.  In a few short weeks teams of students will be working to build innovative solutions within UB’s 10-in-10 framework and then pitch those ideas in mid-June. During this sprint, they will meet virtually daily from Monday through Friday at 4-5 pm ET where they will hear from experts on numerous topics.

I have attached promotional materials for digital signage and social media. Please let me know if you have any questions. More information on the challenge can be found here: 10 in 10 Design Challenge.

Deadline for students to is May 31st. This opportunity is sponsored by the Making it Happen Committee of UB’s Climate Action Plan, and hosted by Blackstone LaunchPad and UB Sustainability. There are prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the end of the program.

Content to share with your students included below – copy & paste, forward:

Engage in UB’s 10 in 10 Climate Action Design Challenge: June 1st – 18th

https://www.buffalo.edu/climate-action/10-solutions/solution-10/10in10Design.html

The University at Buffalo is taking bold steps to enact climate action across our university and region. Our award winning and nationally recognized Climate Action Plan sets for an innovative framework to advance this work and at its heart it calls on students to play an active role in helping us develop solutions. 

In this 3-week program, students will work to build innovative solutions within UB’s 10-in-10 framework to advance an idea through learning sessions, workshops, coaching and a pitch presentation to compete for prizes. A virtual high-impact experience that will meet daily from Monday through Friday at 4-5 pm ET.

The 10 in 10 Climate Action Design Challenge features:

  • Speakers to help provide information about climate action and context to the challenge
  • Mentors to help students develop their pitch deck and ideas
  • Networking with industry experts
  • Presentations in which students pitch to groups for prize money

Additional information and application | Deadline to apply, May 31st 

https://www.buffalo.edu/climate-action/10-solutions/solution-10/10in10Design.html

Sunday
04/04/21

Esports Design Challenge

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2021 in Competitions

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Are you interested in applying your entrepreneurial interest and skills to the world of Esports?
Check out the Esports Design Challenge!Program Start Date: April 3rd at 4pm via zoom
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Register
Set your ideas in motion with 
Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars
Join us for upcoming workshops and find us on Facebook for workshop details. Looking for a teammate to help with your venture? In the past, students have often scrambled last minute for teammates that would add value or fill a need. We have developed a Blackstone LaunchPad Match Board to help match students with teams. This can also be used for students that want to participate on a team, but do not have an idea of their own.You can also sign up for a venture coaching appointment to talk about and get help with your idea. Our venture coaches do not take any ownership of your idea and everything you say is 100% confidential. Call 716-645-8111 or stop in to 220 Student Union any time!
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Monday
03/08/21

IIMAK Innovation Sprint March 10th…Cash Prizes!

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Workshops

I’m writing to inform you of an exciting opportunity for your students at LaunchPad called Innovation Sprint! This program is a competition that allows students to apply the skills they are learning to help a real-world problem. 

This semester we are challenging students to work with locally-based company IIMAK to come up with innovative customer experience to yield customer loyalty and overall increase in sales. This is an opportunity to work with industry professionals on solutions that can be applied in real-time.

Not only is this a great opportunity for students to apply what they’re learning in class to tangible situations, it also gives students access to professional contacts, networking. This is a resume building experience and has the potential to turn into an internship or job with this company. The winning student/team will also win a cash prize!

The company is looking for smart, driven, passionate students to bring innovative ideas and solutions to help differentiate them in a competitive market. We would greatly appreciate if you could kindly share this opportunity’s information to your students!

Any questions, please reach out to launchpadub@buffalo.edu or follow our social media channels for more information.

Sprint to this opportunity, join the sprint kick-off meeting with IIMAK!

Wednesday, March 10th 7-8:30 pm ET

Join Zoom Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 973 7190 2478 | Passcode: 045626

Register to participate: http://bit.ly/InnovationSprintS21

IIMAK is looking for smart, driven, passionate students to bring innovative ideas and solutions to help differentiate them in a competitive market. This is an opportunity to work with industry professionals on solutions that can be applied in real-time. All UG/Grad students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate.

Monday
03/08/21

Carnegie Mellon QuizBowl Opportunity

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2021 in Competitions, Event

I write to you in your capacity as the Carnegie Mellon Honors Program coordinator at the University of Buffalo to invite your students to compete at our Spring Novice Collegiate Quizbowl Tournament, which will be hosted online by Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, March 27. This tournament will feature both morning and afternoon rounds of competition between teams of students from local universities and will be conducted entirely online. 

Quizbowl is a bit like a team version of the TV show Jeopardy! (most big winners on the show have been quizbowl players) with more academically rigorous questions. Teams of students from colleges around the world compete to buzz-in to answer tossup questions and then collaborate to answer bonus questions across a wide variety of topics, from Literature and History to Science and the Fine Arts. You can see a sample round of questions here

Any intellectually curious students or trivia fans would likely enjoy playing quizbowl (many may have played similar competitions in high school) and the collegiate quizbowl community would love to welcome new teams and players. Please let me know if you think there might be interest at University of Buffalo to send a team or two to our event or if you have any questions about quizbowl!


Feel free to forward this email on to anyone that you think might be interested, including students interested in competing or a faculty/staff member interested in helping to organize a team

Thank you,

Gabriel Chuang

Carnegie Mellon University Quizbowl

Saturday
03/06/21

Trivia Tuesday with Student Engagement

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2021 in Competitions, Event, Honors Experiences, Networking, Stress Relief

March 23 – 7 – 8 p.m.

Do you love trivia? Join Student Engagement the third Tuesday of every month for a night of trivia and fun! Hosted by our Student Engagement Ambassadors, Trivia Tuesdays will focus on a new theme each month! Grab your popcorn, roommates, and friends and test your knowledge! Register on UBLinked