University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
10/18/19

UB’s Aging Innovation Challenge: November 1, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? If so, consider participating in our Aging Innovation Challenge, taking place on November 1, 2019 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in 210 Student Union.

At the Aging Innovation Challenge, you and other students and faculty from all different disciplines will team up to develop a prototype to assist aging New Yorkers. 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 holding down a full-time job. Participants do not need any prior skills or experience—you will be able to use your unique background to contribute to your team’s idea for the chance to win $ prizes.


Register to participate: https://tinyurl.com/UBAgingInnovation19

Monday
10/07/19

Oak Ridge Institute for Higher Education (ORISE) Autonomous Driving: Education in Communication Competition…cash prizes!

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) invites undergraduate students to participate in the “Autonomous Driving: Education in Communication” competition.

For the opportunity to earn a $5,000, $3,000, or $1,000 scholarship, undergraduates are asked to develop a chart or infographic to communicate the levels of autonomous driving and sensor packages required to the public.

For more information on this competition, please visit the ORISE website at https://orise.orau.gov/stem/internships-fellowships-research-opportunities/scholarships.html.

The competition deadline is Friday, December 6, 2019.

Monday
10/07/19

Solar District Cup Team

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Competitions, Student experience

Join other UB students from diverse majors as they design a solar-plus-storage energy system for Ball State University as part of the Department of Energy’s new Solar District Cup competition. Contact Clayton Markham at cjmarkha@buffalo.edu if you are interested.

Friday
10/04/19

JUMP into STEM Webinars/ Internship

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2019 in Competitions, Internships, Workshops

JUMP into STEM, the Department of Energy’s building science competition for undergraduate and graduate students, has kicked off the 2019–20 season with three challenges running until November 15, 2019.

Building science experts will be hosting a series of webinars to help guide students through the inventive and developmental stages of bringing their ideas to life.

You can register for these webinars at https://jump-webinars.ornl.gov.

Webinar Schedule

  • October 7, 1-2 p.m. ET: Jim Leverette, Southern Company, “Smart Sensors and Controls for Residential Buildings”
  • October 8, 3-4 p.m. ET: Grant Wheeler, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “Designing a Healthier and Energy-Efficient Air Distribution System”
  • October 9, 3-4 p.m. ET: Michael Kane, Northeastern University, “Smart Sensors and Controls for Residential Buildings”
  • October 14, 1-2 p.m. ET: Jeff Munk, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Designing a Healthier and Energy-Efficient Air Distribution System”
  • October 15, 3-4 p.m. ET: Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Pushing the Envelope with Wall Retrofit Designs”

Internship Opportunity

Develop your creative idea for energy-efficient building solutions by November 15 and compete for a paid summer 2020 internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Ideas must be submitted by teams of 2-5 people with at least two different majors. An application for the Building Technologies Internship Program (BTIP) – ORNL and NREL must also be completed and submitted by November 15 to qualify for the internship opportunities.

For more information on JUMP into STEM, please visit https://web.ornl.gov/sci/buildings/jump/.

Happy ideation!  

Monday
04/29/19

Global Innovations Challenge 2019

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

May 20-24, 2019

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus

Learn more and register here: http://www.buffalo.edu/globalhealthequity/news-events/upcoming-events/annual-global-innovation-challenge.html

Have you heard about this year’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC)? Your participation will add considerable value to the week’s activities. During the GIC students have an opportunity to learn about a grand global challenge, work in a team to develop a solution, and compete for funding to implement their ideas. It’s an opportunity to expand your thinking, have fun, and make a real world impact.

Your participation will include breakfast and lunch, team-building activities, interaction with global stakeholders, and the chance to win funding to develop your ideas!

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