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Friday
07/30/21

SUNY NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal Webinar

Posted by Tim on July 30, 2021 in Event, Fellowships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Dear Students,
 
Are you applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in this year’s competition? This will be a particularly good year to apply, as NSF has announced plans to increase the number of GRFP awards!  
 
Sponsored by SUNY’s Office of Research and Economic Development and hosted by Professor Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University, SUNY Research Fellow for Innovation in Graduate Education (and former Program Director of NSF GRFP), this webinar series is designed to prepare rising junior and senior undergraduates as well as first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
 
Except for Webinar #1, which was conducted earlier this year, each webinar will begin with a presentation (recorded over Zoom in summer of 2020), followed by live Q&A and discussion.  

Don’t worry if you cannot make the scheduled time for a particular webinar; you can view the pre-recorded presentation (about 1.5 hour) at any time and then join the scheduled webinar later, for live Q&A, or come to the scheduled office hours with your questions, strategic issues, or statement drafts.

Below are the links and passwords to access the webinar recordings and to register.  Please email jacquie.spano@rfsuny.org with any questions.
WEBINAR #1 (For undergraduates only)
Are You Ready For Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding 


This recorded webinar was conducted live on April 28, 2021. Are you curious about or excited by the prospect of a career in research? Are you thinking about a career in a leadership role that involves science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Are you wondering about the best time to apply to graduate school, and how to get someone else to pay for it? This webinar may help you decide. 

Webinar #1 recording
WEBINAR #2
Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Monday, August 2 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
This webinar will include all the basics about GRFP, such as the benefits, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips and strategies. Please bring your questions! 

Webinar #2 recording (Password: Research2020)

Register

Webinar #3
Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)
Wednesday, August 4 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This webinar will include discussion of NSF’s review criteria (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), how to maximize the impact of your planned research, and other winning strategies. Bring your questions and draft statements for comments! 

Webinar #3 recording (Password: Research2020)

Register

Webinar #4
Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it)
Thursday, August 5 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

This webinar will cover how to write about your research in an interesting and lively way, tailored to your audience (recommended for all fellowship and grant writers). Bring your questions and draft statements for comments! 

Webinar #4 Recording (Password: Research2020)

Register

Monday
07/19/21

Apply NOW Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship @Kellogg/Booth Deadline August 23, 2021

Posted by Tim on July 19, 2021 in Academics, Networking, Workshops

Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship (IDDEAS)

Greetings from Kellogg! 

We would like to share with you a special opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in research and a career in academia.   

IDDEAS is a two-day program for undergraduate students held on October 21-22, 2021 that is co-hosted by the PhD Programs at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. 

IDDEAS seeks to attract a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduce them to research at the doctoral level. Participants will: Learn about research within a business school. Receive advice and insights about the PhD application process. Meet and interact with PhD students and faculty. Discuss careers in research and teaching. Ideal candidates for IDDEAS Scholars are current undergraduate students with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Applications from women and under-represented populations are encouraged. Candidates must complete an application to help us learn about you and your interest in research.  
Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Sincerely, 

PhD Program
The Kellogg School of Management 
 
kellogg-phd@kellogg.northwestern.edu   _________________________________________________________________________ Apply Now!
IDDEAS: 
October 21-22, 2021
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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

Tuesday
05/11/21

Blackstone LaunchPad Presents Launch Summer Accelerator June 3-July 30

Posted by Tim on May 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Launch Summer Accelerator: June 3rd through July 30th, a virtual experience:

Looking to turn your idea or passion into a business? Curious about entrepreneurship and want to join with other students interested in creating their very own venture? Already have a startup or product but are trying to achieve that next step?

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad is hosting its second Summer Accelerator Program where you can spend nine weeks ideating, creating and competing for up to $10,000 in prizes!

This virtual experience will connect you to LaunchPad national resources, mentorship, industry leaders, workshops and more! Founders will also have access to networking sessions and weekly discussions.

Apply by Monday May 31st for the chance network, collaborate with others students and use your summer with purpose.

This is a virtual program and all undergraduate, graduate students, and recent alumni are invited to apply as either a formed venture or as a free-agent, where they can work with a team.

Program Name: Launch Summer Accelerator Program

Program Dates: June 3rd – July 30th, 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, May 31st, 2021

Application Link: https://bit.ly/UBBSLPSummer21

Tuesday
04/27/21

Buffalo Urban Features Forum May 4

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

The event is noon on May 4 and is called the Buffalo Urban Futures Forum, and at the moment we are expecting speakers / panelists from 43North, D’Youville College, and the Colored Musicians Club (potentially some others as well). If any of you, or perhaps someone else within the Honors College administration, would be interested in attending, this is the link where you can sign up: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1929687301419677709

Sunday
04/25/21

The Actions, Tolls, and Mindset for Launching a Business

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Networking, Workshops

Wednesday, April 28th from 4-5:00 pm Eastern, Zoom

Meeting ID: 947 5640 7895 | Passcode:  051662

Learn the mindset of successful and fulfilled entrepreneurs through a transformational experience that will leave you inspired and empowered to align your actions with your vision while growing your business. Terry Rice is a University at Buffalo Alumnus (BA ’02, MBA ’05) a business Development Consultant and contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine.

Learn how to: 

§  Establish a vision for your personal and professional life, allowing you to clearly understand your “Why”

§  Research and develop a go-to-market solution for a defined audience

§  Clearly define the skills you need to develop and those you need to delegate or outsource

§  Develop a roadmap for high-impact next steps

§  Adopt the mindset skills to thrive, even in challenging situations

Presented by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars and UB’ Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships powered by the UB Innovation Hub.

Sunday
04/25/21

Leading with Ethics

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Networking, Workshops


Leading with Ethics

April 27 – 3 – 4 p.m.Ethical leadership is a form of leadership in which individuals demonstrate conduct for the common good that is acceptable and appropriate in every area of their life. This workshop will provide participants information on how to lead people ethically and with their values. This workshop provides credit toward the Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL) certificate.

Register on UBLinked! 
Sunday
04/25/21

Upcoming Research Talk

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Networking, Workshops

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  Upcoming Research Talk
Friday, April 30! Hello all!

We hope you are doing well as we near the end of a pretty hectic semester. Please consider taking a break from your studies next Friday, April 30th, to attend an interesting and important research talk by Schomburg Fellow Amanda Waggoner.   

Research Talk Details Friday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m.
RSVP Here
“Race and Place in Washington, D.C.”


Abstract: This research talk will discuss the effects of gentrification and media on Black communities in Washington, D.C. This research analyzes Black media representation by comparing two Washington, D.C.-based newspapers: The Washington Post and The Prince of Popville. By searching for trends about the frequency and types of Black topics discussed in both newspapers, I argue that based on where Black people live in accordance to the media coverage they encompass, can show the effects of gentrification and Black displacement in D.C.

   Presenter: Amanda Waggoner

Amanda is currently a PhD student in the Department of Geography. She received her B.A. in geography and music and M.S. in geospatial analysis from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She studies racial disparities in urban environments, specifically, how place affects racial inequalities. 

She is also interested in ethnomusicology and how music affects the culture of people and vice-versa. She uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map out her research.

    Are You Interested in Presenting a Research Talk?

We would like to invite other fellows to present their research to the larger Schomburg/Presidential/GOP community in the format of a virtual research talk. Fellows will be able to present their research in a public format to a wide community of individuals outside of their discipline, which allows for the exchange of knowledge among the group and create potential scholarly collaborations. 

If you would like to share your research with the fellowship community, please let us know of your interest by filling out this Formstack. We are now scheduling talks throughout the spring semester. Day of the week and time of day are flexible based on the presenter’s preferences.
 24 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
fellowships@buffalo.edu
716-645-9100

buffalo.edu/fellowships
Monday
04/12/21

Honors College Presents: How to get involved in scientific research as an undergrad April 29

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

Faculty Fellows week continues the last week of April with another Honors Faculty Fellows presentation !!!

How to get involved in scientific research as an undergrad

Via ZOOM – Thursday, April 29th

5:00 -6:30pm

Registration information coming soon!

– reservations close on 4/28 (6pm) and we will then email all registrants the zoom coordinates for the 4/29 event.

Looking to get involved in REAL RESEARCH while an undergraduate? Not sure how to start looking for a project or what it is like to work on a faculty member’s research project. Come join Professor Matthew Paul, Psychology, as he discusses research opportunities at UB.  See what he has to say on his own research on social behavior in animals and how undergrads play a vital role in his research program.

Monday
04/12/21

Honors College Faculty Fellow Panel Discussion-Academia in a time of covid April 28

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Please join us for an Honors College Faculty Fellow panel discussion on Wednesday April 28th, 2021 6-7pm.  Please register using our RSVP link coming soon and we will email you the ZOOM coordinates for the panel discussion prior to the event.  Reservations close 4/27 at 6pm registration information coming soon!

Academia in a time of Covid

Panelists include:

Dr. Kelly Ahuna from the Office of Academic Integrity

Dr. Craig Centrie from the department of Africana and American Studies

Dr. Maya Chilvert from the department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professor Debora Grossman from the School of Management

Moderator

Taylor Coleman, Ph.D. abd, from the department of American Studies

When: Wednesday April 28, 6 pm to 7 pm.

This panel explores some of the ways the COVID 19 pandemic has impacted the University at Buffalo. Panelists will discuss how their fields have been changed in response to COVID -19 protocols and how and when things will return to normal. Panelists will also discuss some of the changes that may remain after the pandemic is just a memory.