University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/01/19

2019 New York Business Plan Competition

Posted by Tim on April 1, 2019 in Competitions, Event

I’m excited to share with you SUNY’s enthusiastic support for the 2019 New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC).

Now in its 10th year, and established to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship at New York’s colleges and universities, the NYBPC is the nation’s largest student collegiate business plan competition. The event draws more than 500 participants comprised of entrepreneurs and student teams from more than 100 colleges and universities. Over 100 new businesses have been started and more than $20 million in venture investments have been stimulated by the NYBPC.

Applications are now being accepted from student teams invited to compete within one of 10 NYBPC Regional Competitions in New York State. Regional finalists from each of several tracks advance to the statewide finals which will take place on April 26th, at the Sage College Armory, in Albany. At the finals, students compete for prize money and recognition, and connect with mentors and potential employers and partners.

Last year student teams from SUNY campuses took home eight of the 18 cash prizes totaling $59,000 – including the $20,000 grand prize.  The 2019 competition presents another opportunity for SUNY ingenuity and entrepreneurship to shine.

Student achievement is a point of pride and focus at SUNY. The NYBPC is a key catalyst for the advancement of entrepreneurship and provides a forum to put on full display the scope, scale, diversity, and spirit of SUNY innovation.  

Being part of a competition can have a profound impact on a student’s life and career. For me, the 1975 International Science and Engineering Fair as a high school student sparked my lifelong interest and passion in the sciences. It also gave me the confidence to pursue a degree in science and engineering at Stanford University at a time when few women were in those fields.

Wednesday
03/20/19

Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition April 10

Posted by Tim on March 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking

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

Henry A. Panasci Jr.

Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

April 10, 2019

4-4:30 p.m. – Networking and Registration

4:30-6:30 p.m. – Team Presentations

6:30-8 p.m. – Cocktail Reception and Award Ceremony

Center for the Arts: Main Stage

University at Buffalo North Campus

Amherst, NY 14260

Please register by April 5 Business Attire

REGISTER HERE
Monday
02/25/19

UB Relay For Life April 12, 2019

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Join us at UB’s Relay for Life

April 12, 2019
UB North Campus Student Union
Raise money now to help fight cancer!

Register TODAY at relayforlife.org/ubny

Questions? Contact ubrelayforlife@gmail.com

Friday
02/15/19

Opportunity to Present Research at the SUNY Wide Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Submission deadline for SUNY – SURC is linked to the bottom right icon found on the CURCA website

DEADLINE TO APPLY TO SUNY-SURC is FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019

https://curca.buffalo.edu/     SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Funding is available from CURCA to pay the registration cost, and provide transportation for any UB undergrad accepted to present at this conference.

Friday
02/15/19

Present YOUR Research at 15th Annual UB Celebration of Student Academic Excellence April 25th!

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The submission form is live for students to apply to present their research and creative works at the 15th Annual UB Celebration of Student Academic Excellence…The Celebration is Thursday April 25th, 2019 in the CFA .

Students must apply to present and await acceptance of their submission…DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY  MARCH 15th, 2019

https://curca.buffalo.edu/students/coae.php

Friday
02/15/19

Spring 2019 Student Composition Prizes

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Competitions

STUDENT COMPOSITION PRIZES
Sponsored by the Academic and Professional Writing Program for the best work produced in ENG 101, 105, 201, and CL2
courses in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Winter 2019.
The prize purse is $350, to be distributed at the judges’ discretion.
There are four categories:
(1) ENG 101, 105, or 201 expository essay or other genre (proposal, review, article, etc.)
(2) ENG 105 or 201 research paper
(3) ENG 101, 105, or 201 multimedia/digital composition (slidecast, video, infographic, etc.)
(4) ENG 202, 208, 209, 210, or 285 student work (of any sort)*
*ENG 207 student work can be submitted for creative writing prizes (see the full departmental and library prize descriptions)
For the first, second, and fourth categories, please submit a clean copy of the paper (no page minimum or maximum), with
appropriate documentation (MLA, APA, or other style) for any sources used. For the Multimedia/Digital Composition, the file can
be provided as the student chooses (email, DVD/CD, DropBox, YouTube, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc.). The original piece
submitted for the class can be revised for this contest.
The submission should be accompanied by (1) a cover sheet indicating the student’s name, email address, phone, permanent
address, the course, the instructor, the semester, the title of the piece, and category entered; and (2) two cover letters, one written by
the student, and one written by the nominating instructor. The student’s letter should introduce readers to the essay, giving a
narrative of the composing process, the challenges faced and met, and so on.
The instructor’s cover letter should, at minimum, outline the assignment and aim to situate the essay within the scope of the
semester. Instructors are permitted to nominate at maximum two student compositions per course.
Please make sure that the author/student’s name does not appear anywhere except the cover sheet. This includes the
instructor’s cover letter! Instructors: please use gender neutral pronouns when referring to the student in your letter. All entries
should be submitted by email to Douglas Basford (dbasford@buffalo.edu).
THE FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES UNDERGRADUATE
POETRY PRIZE
Sponsored by the Oscar A. Silverman Undergraduate Library and the Friends of the University
Libraries. Open to all University undergraduates. The prize is $200.
Entries should consist of one or more word-processed, double-spaced poems, no more than five pages. The student’s name should
not appear on the entries. The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, address, e-mail,
and telephone number, should be delivered to 234 Lockwood Library circulation desk.
THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE
Administered by the Oscar A. Silverman Undergraduate Library, the Poetry Collection, and the
Friends of the University Libraries. For the best poem or group of poems submitted by a UB
undergraduate or graduate student. The prize is $200.
Entries should consist of one or more poems, a maximum of five pages word-processed and double-spaced. The student’s name
should not appear on the entries. The typescript, with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, graduate
or undergraduate status, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be delivered to 234 Lockwood Library circulation desk.
THE DAN LIBERTHSON POETRY PRIZE GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE
Sponsored by the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries for The Academy of American Poets.
The Prize is $100
Entries should consist of one or more poems, a maximum of five pages word-processed and double-spaced. The student’s name
should not appear on the entries. The prize is for the best group of poem or group of poems submitted by a U.B. graduate student.
The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, address, e-mail, and telephone number,
should be delivered to 234 Lockwood Library circulation desk.
2019 JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY RESEARCH PROJECT
Sponsored by The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative
Activities. The prize is $500.
The UB Libraries would like to know about your Journey of Discovery. In an essay (1000-1500 words) or video (15 minutes or less), tell us
how a library resource, service, space, or person(s) challenged you in a way that changed the course of your original research project.
Along with your essay or video, please include the research paper or project that resulted from this encounter.
The winning essay/video will be featured on the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities website and honored at the
Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on April 25, 2019. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student
teams is eligible. Research must have been conducted between January 2018 and February 2019.
For more complete information, please visit:
https://library.buffalo.edu/journey-of-discovery/

Monday
02/04/19

ErieHack-Innovation Challenge to Solve Lake Erie’s Most Significant Problems, a competition

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

ErieHack

First held two years ago, Erie Hack is returning for spring 2019. Erie Hack is an innovation challenge that accelerates technology solutions to Lake Erie’s most significant problems. Student teams can compete for more than $100,000 in prizes at the final as well as a smaller pool here at during the UB selection process.

Working from challenge statements derived from ideation sessions with NASA representatives and regional stakeholders, teams are charged with creating innovative digital tools, hardware innovations and solutions that build “the Blue Economy,” the emergent economic sector dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of bodies of freshwater around the globe.

The local part of the competition kicks off Feb. 19 with an information session from 4-5pm, a team building day on March 8th from 3-5pm, and a hacking day on March 9th from 9-3pm all held in room 210 Student Union. UB will host the Buffalo quarterfinals April 19, with the winners advancing to the June 6 semifinals in Detroit. The finals will be held in conjunction with an Innovation Summit in Cleveland June 20.

Students with any questions should reach out to Derek Nichols, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator, at djn2@buffalo.edu.

Monday
02/04/19

Transforming Our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision-Present your clean energy ideas and you could win prizes

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Transforming our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision

UB Sustainability is searching for students from across New York State to present their revolutionary clean energy ideas. Students that have completed a project or program, or have an idea for a new policy, invention or business can apply. First place will receive $3000, second place $2000, third place will receive $1000 and all students that are selected to participate in the final will receive a professionally edited video of their presentation. 

Participants will have five minutes to showcase their work either in teams or individually in front of a panel of judges on UB’s campus in April. Each presentation will be scored by a panel of judges on from the following rubric:

  • Creativity
  • Presentation
  • Research

A one to two minute video application is due on  February 8th (the video does not need to be a polished production).  Please share this information with students that may be working on a school project in the renewable field or just have a passion for clean energy and might be interested in applying.

Monday
02/04/19

The 2019 World’s Challenge Challenge Prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500!

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Blackstone LaunchPad, International Education, and UB Sustainability are partnering up to host the 2019 World’s Challenge Challenge. This competition calls on students to address a key challenge that the world faces. In teams of three, students from diverse backgrounds will choose one idea and relate it to one (or more) of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the global community. It is an engaging opportunity for students to gain real-world experience through social innovation and entrepreneurship. Teams will compete locally here at UB in April, and the winning team goes on to contend against students from all around the world in London, Ontario in June.

Each team will have 5 to 7 minutes to talk about the World’s Challenge you wish to address, using a slide deck for visual support. Your presentation should reflect the concepts and principles being discussed through visuals and a limited amount of text. Video and other multimedia files and links are allowed, within the given time allotted.

  Prizes:

  • First Place $2,000
  • Second Place $1,000
  • Third Place $500
  • Plus a chance to compete at the finals for an additional $30,000 Canadian.

Once you have your team and idea, you will need to submit a video that is no longer than two minutes (you can book the Video Recording Rooms in the Silverman Library through the online reservation system if needed: https://booking.lib.buffalo.edu).  Video submissions must be sent by 2/8 (see website and flyer for more details).

Monday
02/04/19

2019 Life Raft Debate February 12

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

NEXT WEEK! 8th Annual Life Raft Debate (Tuesday, 2/12 at 6pm in 107 Capen)

When disaster threatens all of humanity, only one professor will make the cut to join the survivors. Join your peers in deciding the fate of faculty and academic disciplines in the 8th annual Life Raft Debate!

Dr. Michelle Benson                  Associate Professor, Political Science

Dr. Sharonah Fredrick              Clinical Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures

Dr. Joe Gardella                         SUNY Distinguished Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Jessica Kruger                       Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior

Dr. Henry Taylor                          Professor, Center for Urban Studies

Dr. Nikolaus Wasmoen            Visiting Assistant Professor, English

Fresh off her win last year, Dr. Wendy Quinton (Clinical Associate Professor, Psychology) will return in the role of Devil’s Advocate.

The debate will kick off at 6pm in 107 Capen on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and will be followed by light refreshments and snacks in the Don Schack Student Lounge.