University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/29/19

2020 Winter Study Abroad to Jamaica for Pre-health Students

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Consider Studying Abroad in Jamaica over winter session 2020 that emphasizes experiential learning and is designed specifically for pre-health majors. For these types of programs, it’s best to start planning early. There are many more details to consider compared to just signing up for a regular course. Acceptance is competitive and there is a cap of 16 students. You can find the application and more information on the Study Abroad website, under “winter session.” (http://www.buffalo.edu/studyabroad/projects/ProgramSearch.html)

Monday
04/15/19

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

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Fall 2019 & Spring 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

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with material preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours of research per week, with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2019” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with our next round of interviews planned for late Spring 2019.

Monday
04/01/19

Summer 2019 Research Assistants in UB’s Behavioral Medicine Research Lab

Posted by Tim on April 1, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 6-8 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Summer 2019 semester.

We have several exciting projects that are looking for students to help with laboratory experiments and clinical field studies. Projects include examining how low-active people can increase their physical activity, working with adults to improve impulsivity, and working with overweight adults in a clinical weight-control program.

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

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

To apply: please send your resume and the answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. Please make sure that Summer 2019 is in the subject line of the email. 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. Are you interested in continuing to work in the Fall 2019 semester?
  8. What is your availability for this summer? (please list all commitments)
  9. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here:
Wednesday
03/20/19

Boston University Summer Internship Program

Posted by Tim on March 20, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Boston University Summer Internship Program

May 20, 2019-August 16, 2019

This summer, earn 10 credits while you gain valuable work experience as an intern.

Choose from 8 Study Areas: Arts Management, Business, Communications & Creative Media, Computer Science & Applied Mathematics, International Studies, Politics, Public Policy & Law, Psychology Research & Practice, Public Health & Social Policy

Learn more: 617-353-0556 or bu.edu/summer/internship

Monday
02/18/19

5th Annual LEADUB Conference February 24 (FREE)

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Event, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

The 5th Annual LEADUB Conference will take place this Sunday, February 24 2019, from 9:30AM-3:30PM. It is a free conference experience for undergraduate and graduate students at UB who are interested in learning and engaging in topics related to leadership, service and diversity. If you are looking to complete a requirement of Torch Leadership Certificate, or if you are interested in gaining conference experience and refining your leadership skills, please register for this conference experience below.

The conference is free and open to all UB students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided!

To register for the LEAD UB Conference, please follow this link — > https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/239392. Registration will close on Friday, February 22 or until capacity is reached. Click here to read The Spectrum article about the inaugural LEAD UB Conference: http://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2014/10/defining-leadership-in-the-21st-century

Monday
02/18/19

Research Opportunity at Cambridge and Oxford Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Research, Uncategorized

An Opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, UK for an intensive 10-week summer experience in their laboratories. In addition, students take park in exciting experiential learning opportunities including facilitated visits to iconic academic and cultural institutions and participation in presentations and events. The selected UB students and the faculty mentors at Cambridge and Oxford hosting you, would be involved in finalizing laboratory assignments for each student.

Juniors, and sophomores with strong credentials, from all STEM fields may apply. 

If interested, please attend an information session on Thursday, 14th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Honors College Faculty Lounge located in 106C Capen Hall.  Contact Dr. Satpal Singh at singhs@buffalo.edu for more information.  

Friday
02/15/19

Summer Study Abroad in Salamanca Spain

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain, with Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, from UB’s Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) Department

Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, RLL’s Clinical Assistant Professor of Spanish & Portuguese Language and Latin American Culture, whom you all saw in the Life Raft Panel, will direct a UB summer study abroad program in Spain and offer a course on the multi-religious roots of Salamanca’s Spanish literature in the 15th-17th centuries. For more information, please see: http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/romance-languages-literatures/study-abroad/study-abroad-with-rll.html If you are interested in the possibility of some financial aid, please be in touch with Dr. Sharonah Fredrick directly: sharonah@buffalo.edu Or, call her (and please leave a message) at: 716-645-1735. This summer, RLL will run its internationally recognized, 6 credit Salamanca summer program with a combination of academic and recreational activities designed to enrich and interest the student of Spanish language/literature and the many facets of Hispanic culture. We will emphasize Salamanca’s multi-cultural and multi-religious roots of this historical city, including Roma (Gypsy), Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Portuguese intellectual contributions; and we will study the special role played by Salamanca’s intellectuals in defense of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Latin America and Africa, during the centuries of Conquest. The university offers an excellent array of tourist and sports-friendly activities as well as cultural excursions. Sharonah’s course is three credits and will count as an upper-division (300 or 400 level) language requirement; the other language study course, ranging from Beginner’s through Highly Advanced Spanish, counts as part of any UB language requirement. There are no problems transferring these credits because these are UB credits earned abroad, not credits from the University of Salamanca, although that is where the courses will be taught. Deadline for applications is March 25th.”

Monday
02/11/19

Roswell Park Seeks Volunteers for Buffalo Health Care Exploration Summer Program

Posted by Tim on February 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Roswell Park is looking for volunteers to assist with running the Buffalo Health Care Exploration this summer. We are especially looking for males but have unfilled positions for both genders. You must currently be in college and preference will be given to applicants who participated in BHE during high school or have worked with Roswell previously.

BHE is a program for high school students who believe they may want to go to medical school or pursue a science career. The students get to do activities such as shadow doctors, think of medical instruments, get college and premedical mentoring, and networking opportunities within Roswell. It is during the month of July with extra commitments during June for the Ride for Roswell. If you apply be sure you can commit to being present for the vast majority of events and all program dates. The days begin at 9 and end at 4pm.

As a TA you would be acting as a mentor and a guide for a team of students. You would be responsible for transporting them to different locations, supervision and mentoring. You’ll act as a positive role model and peer for the students and help them gain the most out of the program.

As a college student you have the opportunity to network within Roswell with the many talented physicians involved. You will also gain exposure to the ATLAS interns who work with the urology department on various research projects. The networking and connections you make can be integral in gaining an internship at Roswell, gaining access to medical school, or gaining access to graduate school. You will be working alongside other motivated students from nearby colleges.

For information please visit the BHE link which can be found on Roswell Park’s website. https://www.roswellpark.org/education/atlas-program/buffalo-healthcare-exploration

For additional information about BHE, Roswell, or the ATLAS internship contact

Lindsay Nitsche, Current Honors Scholar

Email: Ljnitsch@buffalo.edu

Monday
02/04/19

English Language Institute Seeks Chat Room Partners for Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ELI is currently recruiting Chat Room partners for the spring semester. The Chat Room is a face-to-face conversation program matching an undergraduate student with two international students for conversation practice. Chat Room partners are welcome to volunteer or register for ESL 320 Conversation Seminar for two pass/fail credits. For more information and force registration, go to the ELI, 320 Baldy Hall.

Monday
01/28/19

NSF REU at Case Western Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Details: https://engineering.case.edu/emac/research/NSF_research_experience_for_undergraduates

Brief Overview of The Program

The ten-week REU in Polymers will be held May 29th – August 2nd, 2019.  Approximately 12 research opportunities will be available for the Summer of 2018.  In addition to cutting-edge research, REU participants will participate in weekly sessions emphasizing the fundamentals of polymer science and engineering, ethics, communication skills, and graduate school preparation.  Local industry tours and social activities are also planned. REU students are required to present a poster and submit a final report at the end of the summer. Each REU participant will receive a $4500 stipend payable in two installments. Housing, meal allowance, and travel costs are also provided.

Students (non-CWRU) majoring in polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science and engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply.  Women, underrepresented minorities, and students from primarily undergraduate institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.