University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
02/27/20

March 3rd Sip & Chat – Research Opportunity!

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2020 in Event, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities

Join us for a special Sip & Chat where we will hear from multi-disciplinary faculty on their unique project, with Computing for Social Good (C4SG @ UB), that WILL HAVE OPENINGS for Honors students to become involved and contribute. This is a great opportunity to earn Honors Experience credit!

Meet the staff:

  • Melanie Sage is interested in the use of technology in social work education and practice, the intersections of technology and child welfare, family engagement in child welfare and child welfare practice with indigenous families.
  • Kenneth Joseph is interested in the use of machine learning for social good from an applied perspective, and the ways in which people express themselves and opinions of others on social media.
  • Atri Rudra is  interested in the use of machine learning for social good from a theoretical perspective (including identifying the pitfalls of its use).
  • Huei-Yen (Winnie) Chen is interested in human-machine interactions and how best to support operator performance in dynamic, complex systems, such as transportation and healthcare.
  • Varun Chandola is interested in the use of machine learning for social good from a data mining perspective, and who studies scalable anomaly detection and data mining for big graphs, temporal, and spatial data.

What this particular project is about:

  • There are more than 400,000 youth in foster care in the US, and each year more than 20,000 age out of foster care without reunifying with their families. The outcomes for these youth are poor. Fortunately, youth in foster care are potentially eligible to receive services, such as vocational training, that may improve their chances at positive life outcomes. However, caseworkers are typically only able to identify youth for these services after the youth experiences a relevant need or crisis. To address this problem, our final goal will be to provide a system that assists caseworks to identify youth in need of services before a crisis occurs. Developing this system includes surveying case workers in the field to identify their needs and then using this information use data visualization (and machine learning) tools to help them make better decisions.

Event Details:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Don Schack Lounge

Please fill out the survey at this link to give us an idea of your interests and we will get back to you!

Please email Kenny Joseph (kjoseph@buffalo.edu) and/or Atri Rudra (atri@buffalo.edu) if you have more questions (but please do fill in the Google form above!)

Thursday
02/27/20

NASA-funded Undergraduate Research Experience – University of Tennessee, Knoxville This Summer

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

NASA-funded undergraduate research experience at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville this summer.

The NASA University Leadership Initiative is now accepting applications for University of Tennessee (UT) and non-UT students interested in participating in summer research on the UT Knoxville campus! Students working on this project will contribute to the development of slotted, natural-laminar-flow airfoil technology through aerodynamics and/or structural analyses using industry-standard tools. Research activities will be assigned based on the students’ interests as they align with the current needs of the overall project. In previous years, students worked on airfoil design optimization strategies and laminar-flow-compatible high-lift systems. Some of this research resulted in presentations at national AIAA Aviation and SciTech conferences!

DATES: Sunday, May 31st – Saturday, July 25th
Selected participants will receive a $2,500 monthly stipend (June and July) and on-campus housing through the duration of the summer program.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and statement of interest by March 6th to Sarah Segal, Program Manager of the NASA University Leadership Initiative, for further consideration at ssegal1@utk.edu.

Friday
02/21/20

Fall 2020 Study Abroad Applications in the UK Are Open!

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad in the United Kingdom this Fall 2020 semester? Applications are open and have March 15 application deadlines!

Please review the Fact Sheets at the top of each program brochure to learn about eligibility requirements (3.0 GPA requirement). View the program brochures for important information about application deadlines, academic information and course offerings, estimated budgets/costs, housing options, and more! If you have a program or two in mind, please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling the Study Abroad office (716-645-3912) or stopping in during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm) to discuss your questions (201 Talbert Hall).

These programs are all EXCHANGE – this means you will be charged your regular UB tuition and will not be charged additional tuition costs by the host university. Please see estimated budget sheets for more information surrounding costs associated with exchange programs.


Wednesday
02/12/20

DBM looking for student research assistants

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience

The PLAN project is looking for 1-2 students to work with children and families as part of a multi-site family-based treatment for childhood obesity for the Spring/Summer 2020 semesters. Specifically, students assist with: collecting outcome data for primary and secondary measures, consenting study participants, administering surveys and questionnaires, preparing study materials, and brainstorming in weekly meetings. *Given the need to travel to various sites, students with access to cars would be preferred.* 

The Exercise and Events study is looking for 2-3 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants Spring/Summer 2020 semesters. Students will be helping with a time-sensitive pilot project looking at how different types of cues administered in a real-world setting influences physical activity. Students will have the opportunity to help with preparation for the study, including creation of study materials, data entry and data collection. Students with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply: Organized and detail oriented, ability to interact with a team and with members of the public, good time management skills.

UB ACES (Activity and Children’s Environment Study) is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9-year-old children. Students working on this project would help with data entry, file organization and child care for participants’ younger siblings. UB ACES looking for students who have availability from 2 – 8pm, 2 evenings per week, Monday – Thursday.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

To apply: please send your resume and your responses to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the following information:
Full Name:
Name you would like to be called:
Email:
Phone Number:
Overall GPA:
Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Spring 2020 semester?
  8. Are you interested in continuing to work in the Summer 2020 semester? What is
    your availability for this summer? (please list all commitments)
  9. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here:

Monday
02/03/20

Summer Undergraduate Internship Program at Perelman School of Medicine Accepting Applications-Deadline February 18

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) at the Perelman School of Medicine is accepting applications for summer 2020. The new application deadline is February 18, 2020.

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists.

AREAS OF RESEARCH

Pharmacology

Deadline to apply is February 18, 2020

Monday
02/03/20

Research Opportunity in the Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB)

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Summer and Fall 2020. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com.

In Summer 2020, we have exciting opportunities to assist with data collection with children and families in local restaurants as part of our Restaurant Study. In addition, general responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, data entry and/or coding, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10-11 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. For upcoming semesters, evening and weekend availability are important. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently filling positions on a rolling basis.

Monday
01/27/20

Research Opportunity in Behavioral Pharmacology

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Behavioral Pharmacology

South Campus lab is looking for an undergraduate researcher to help with a project that aims to elucidate the function of a novel neuropeptide system. Will consider students from any major as long as they have an interest and curiosity in the link between brain function and behavior. Course credit available.

Qualifications: punctual, conscience, team player, dedicated

Research Topic is an extension of: https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/pubmed/28267583

Please contact: Stewart Clark, stewartc@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
01/22/20

Marshall University Summer Internship

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its 12th year!

The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and professional networking.

Vision

The vision behind Marshall’s commitment to this program is twofold:

  1. To establish a pipeline of diverse, underrepresented students into health-related research.
  2. To enrich the current research through an added diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures

For more information and to apply, visit: https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims

Wednesday
01/22/20

Experiential Learning Network Sophomore Living Learning Community

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

A project-based learning experience.

Connect

  • Collaborate on team projects with tangible impacts.
  • Live with other engaged students who are eager to make a difference.
  • Build strong connections with faculty members and community leaders.

Challenge
• Design and implement a team project under
the guidance of a mentor.
• Receive funding support for your project
implementation.
• Participate in a 1-credit fall and 1-credit spring
course.

Enjoy
• Experience UB’s premier housing,
Greiner Hall.
• Attend early move-in and communitybuilding
orientation.
• Receive access to special trips and
events.

Information Session in 24 Capen Hall, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12 noon.

Applications are due by February 14, 2020

Apply at tinyurl.com/UBELN20

Friday
01/10/20

Research Opportunity with Dr. Lucia Leone in Community Health and Health Behavior

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2020 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone, a faculty member in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, UB School of Public Health and Health Professions, is seeking to fill multiple research assistant positions for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters. Research assistants will be responsible for working on studies related to increasing access to healthy food in lower-income and underserved communities, and will contribute to the current Veggie Van study, in which evidence-based strategies are being used to help partners start or expand mobile market programs. Opportunities include: participant recruitment, data collection/management (experience with REDCap a plus), quantitative/qualitative data analysis, literature reviews, administrative/project coordination tasks, community outreach activities, and website/social media communication management.  Preferred Qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and the ability to solve problems independently.  Seeking undergrad interested in research experience and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekend hours. To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. Please add your last name to the file names of these documents. We will interview students on a first come, first served basis.