University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
12/14/18

Behavioral Pharmacology Research Opportunity Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 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.

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

Course credit is available and this will count for Honors experience credit.  Contact Jess DiPasquale if offered the position for the course credit: jgorski3@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
12/11/18

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program Deadline December 17th

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2018 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

**Application Deadline 12/17/18**

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Eligibility (at the time of application)

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level.
  • Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for Fall 2019.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/MLEF-2019

 

Program Information: Detailed information about the internship can be found at

http://energy.gov/fe/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship

 

For questions, please email us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.

Monday
10/22/18

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) April 26 and April 27

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH CONFERENCE
APRIL 26-27, 2019

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations—oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters presentations—in ALL academic disciplines. Farmingdale State College (SURC East), SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury (SURC Central), and Niagara County Community College (SURC West) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April. By bringing together students and faculty from across the state, SURC helps realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system.

For more information, please visit: suny.edu/surc or email surc@suny.edu

And don’t forget, funding is available to offset the cost of your trip via the Honors College Academic Enrichment Fund: https://honors.buffalo.edu/funding/supplemental.php

Tuesday
09/04/18

Student Research Assistant Opportunity

Posted by Tim on September 4, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Sociology

Research Assistant (RA) Position Description

Job Type:  Full Time

Hours/week: Specific hours to be arranged. (Around 240 hours total)

Salary:  $11.00/hour

Term:  Contact supervisor to get information on the subject.

Department:  Sociology

Supervisor of Position:

The RA serves under the direct supervision of Aysegul Balta Ozgen, a PhD candidate in the department of sociology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes CITI and other IRB-required online training modules on research ethics.
  • Transcribes interview data.
  • Codes transcribed interview data.
  • Conducts literature review/library research.
  • Meets with supervisors on regular basis to maintain ongoing communication
    regarding the quality of the assistant’s performance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in the sociology/social sciences majors.
  • Subject knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress.
  • Ability to work independently and accurately and to solve technical issues that arise during the course of the research.
  • Ability to apply sound research techniques, methodology and logical critical analysis.
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Preference for candidates who are bilingual in English and Turkish/German/Arabic.

To Apply: please send your resume to aysegulb@buffalo.edu.

Friday
08/24/18

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Opportunities Fair September 13

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Opportunities Fair
Thursday, September 13, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

Check out the many undergraduate research opportunities!

Enjoy refreshments!

Create YOUR pathway to academic and professional success!

  • Find various opportunities (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Credit & non-credit options
  • Get information on financial support
  • Learn how research can lead to scholarships & fellowships
  • Learn about future laboratory tours, meetings & workshops

     

Wednesday
08/08/18

Research Assistant Opportunity in Dr. Lucia Leone’s Community Health and Health Behaviors Lab

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors is seeking research assistants for the Fall 2018 semester. Dr. Leone’s research involves designing, implementing and evaluating multi-level and community-based interventions to increase access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity among underserved populations. A wide variety of tasks will be available, based on qualifications. Opportunities include: database development and management (experience with REDCap a plus), quantitative and qualitative data analysis, literature reviews, administrative tasks, community outreach activities, website development, and publication for authorship.  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. Hours are flexible but must be able to dedicate 10 hours per week over the semester. To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday
07/26/18

Summer Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors and Graduate Students July 31 and August 2

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors & Graduate Students

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English, or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.* UB’s upcoming campus application deadline is Monday, August 27.

It’s not too late to apply! Join us for summer workshops where you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Pat McDevitt.

Sessions will be held from 9am-10:30am on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. You will have an individual meeting to discuss your application on Wednesday, August 1. Our goal is to have you begin your application during this workshop series.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by 5pm EST on Monday, July 30: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbrightworkshop

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible.

Friday
07/20/18

Fall 2018 Research Assistant Opportunity in the UB Behavioral Medicine Research Lab

Posted by Tim on July 20, 2018 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 Fall 2018 semester.

We have several exciting projects that are looking for students to help with laboratory experiments. Projects include:

UB ACES 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 collection for parents and would have the opportunity to attend home visits for the kids and recruitment events.

The Morning Munch Study – this study is looking at whether there is a difference in how hard people work for food dependent on their income and whether this changes throughout the month.

The Supermarket Selections Studies – Intervention studies that aim to improve grocery shopping behavior.

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. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

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 Fall 2018 semester? If possible, please list your class schedule.
  8. If you have any previous experience with infants or children, please describe here.
Friday
05/04/18

UB’s Summer Research Institute

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2018 in Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The UB Summer Research Institute trains researchers in a collegial, intellectually engaging, and multidisciplinary atmosphere. Workshop participants learn easy-to-understand practical information
about statistics and methods and develop skills and knowledge to confidently analyze their own data.
Our courses are appropriate for a range of researchers—graduate students from all disciplines, private
and public sector researchers and policymakers, college and university faculty—anyone with research
experience/training who is looking to gain new skills or brush up on the latest analytic techniques.

Summer 2018

Qualitative Data Analysis
May 21-23
This course introduces attendees to rigorous qualitative analytic approaches, including grounded theory and thematic analysis, and guides attendees in applying them to data. We will also cover techniques for writing and for presenting qualitative data and methods.

Spatial Analysis
May 21-23
This course introduces the utility of spatial data, and focuses on teaching attendees applied spatial analysis skills. Attendees will learn how to use mapping software, how to create maps for presentations, how to usefully transform mapping data, and will be introduced to spatial statistical tools.

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
May 29-31
This course introduces attendees to structural equation modeling (SEM) both with and without latent variables. Upon finishing the course attendees will be able to estimate models using available software (Mplus) to conduct research and interpret results.

Introduction and Application of Propensity Score Analyses
June 4-6
This course introduces attendees to propensity score analyses, a quantitative analytic technique geared toward addressing confounding bias. Attendees will be introduced to both propensity score weighting and matching techniques, as well as how to assess covariate balance. Upon completion, attendees will be able to apply propensity score analyses using both SAS and Stata.

For more information and registration:
ubevents.org/event/research2018
Contact Us: soc-sri@buffalo.edu

Monday
04/30/18

Division of Behavioral Medicine Student Research Assistant

Posted by Tim on April 30, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Division of Behavioral Medicine in looking for 1-2 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Summer of 2018.

The MINDD Study is  looking for students to help with laboratory and clinical experiments. The project focuses on engaging in behavioral aspects of impulsive decision making in adults with prediabetes. Additionally, the project includes biometric measures such blood pressure readings, blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol and lipid profile testing.

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 communications skills, ability to interact with participants and solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults for studies, entering data (excel), and working with participants to collect data. We are also looking for students with day time availability and possibly evenings, and are able to commit 10 hours a week.

To apply: please send your resume and the answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com.  We are hoping to quickly fill our position and will interview students on 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 Summer 2018 semester?
  8. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here.