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Child health and Behavior Lab seeks Student Research Assistants Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on May 25, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Have you thought about seeking some research experience in the coming academic year? Do you like working with children? Are you interested in child development, psychology, nutrition, and/or health?

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Fall 2022. 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:, and more information about HABLAB is available at You can also find HABLAB on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) @ubhablab.

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials 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. Our main research study at this time is the UB Restaurant Study, which will involve data collection with children and families in local restaurants this Fall. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10 hours 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. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects may be possible.

You don’t need to have prior research experience or be an upperclassman to apply! Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to, using “HABLAB student research assistant application Fall 2022” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at We are currently filling positions for Fall on a rolling basis.


Research Lunch Invitation: April 1st FREE

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2022 in Event, Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Upcoming Research Lunch

Join us for free lunch and innovative research!


Presenter: LaShekia Chatman, Schomburg Fellow
Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: 107 Capen
RSVP Here to attend by Wednesday, March 30.

Presentation Information

Contrasting Motivations Among Black Reproductive Professionals: 

Competing Paradigms for Reimagining Liberation

LaShekia’s second year thesis began as an exploration into the Black midwife and doula movement as a source of cultural and political empowerment, yet evolved into a rarely-explored narrative on the struggle for cultural capital among emerging ethnomedical practices, ideas on professionalism, the future of medical education, and the need for reimagining what culturally resonant care means for not only patients, but BIPOC practitioners. 


Research Opportunities in Drug Discovery for the Neuropeptide S Ssytem and Validation of an animal model for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

A South Campus Lab is looking for enthusiastic people. The research conducted in our laboratory ranges from the molecular to the whole animal.  The particular duties assigned to the student will be determined by the experiments which are currently in progress and are likely to include animal husbandry, behavioral testing and histological analysis.

Currently there are two main projects:

1) Drug discovery for the Neuropeptide S system

2) Validation of an animal model for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

The students are encouraged to take on more responsibility as they become proficient with laboratory skills.  Our end goal is to have the student conduct small independent research projects.

To learn more and apply, please contact Dr. Clark (


Society and Computing Club Research Project…New opportunity for students interested in Social Justice

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Do you want to engage in a low-stakes, high reward research project that examines a pressing social and technological issue? If so, we invite you to join the Society and Computing Club Research Team to tackle the following question:

Do predictive policing algorithms reflect, exacerbate, or create racial bias within the policing system?

We will explore this research question through a ten-week project – discovering concrete evidence to support our claims and brainstorming solutions to these issues. We plan to create a website that centralizes information about racism within predictive policing algorithms with this research.

We hope to build a strong team of dedicated researchers eager to tackle this urgent issue. We welcome people from all years, majors, and experience levels – therefore, no previous research experience is required! All we ask is that you commit to at least two hours per week for independent research and group meetings.

Please fill out this short form if you are interested in joining us! This is just to gather interest; we will be in touch with more information before you decide.

Google form:

We look forward to seeing your submission!


Paid Summer Research in Indigenous Studies and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Paid Summer Research!

Are you interested in Indigenous Studies and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska? Do you think it would be exciting and fun to live outside on a remote Aleutian Island for a month? If yes then this may be the summer research opportunity for you.

Our NSF-funded research team is seeking up to 2 students to join us for a mid-May – June 2022 archaeological field season on Agattu Island, Alaska. The work will be archaeological but no experience is necessary, we will train you. This position may be of particular interest to students of Indigenous heritage.

Please see our website for more details on the full research project:

You must:

  1. Be a student (undergraduate or graduate) at University at Buffalo and eligible for campus employment through the summer,
  2. Have a good attitude under adverse outdoor conditions,
  3. Be able to tolerate long flights, traveling by boat, and extremely limited communication with the outside world,
  4. Be able to take part in field activities including digging with shovels, hauling heavy buckets, hiking on uneven ground in wilderness conditions.

Please email your application by February 25st 2022 to Drs. Caroline Funk ( and Nicole Misarti (  Feel free to contact us before hand with any questions.

Include in your email:

  1. Any relevant field work (even if not archaeological)
  2. your CV/resume (include your GPA)
  3. Names and contact information of 2 references

CSTEP & Summer Research Program Info Session for Honors Students February 17

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

CSTEP & Summer Research Program Info Session for Honors Students – Thursday February 17th at 5pm – Zoom

  • CSTEP was originally going to be part of the workshop with LSAMP and McNair but a scheduling conflict prevented that.  Therefore, they will be hosting a zoom info session at 5pm on that Thursday.  Come learn about the opportunities that CSTEP offers and how it can benefit you!  They are also accepting applicants for their paid summer program.  RSVP before Wednesday, February 16 at:

NSF REU Research Funding Information

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2022 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students and supports active research participation by undergraduates in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects.  This type of summer experience is important if you plan to pursue graduate studies.  It can greatly strengthen your resume.

Each student accepted in an REU program is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends to cover living expenses and, in many cases, are provided assistance with housing and travel. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

By using NSF’s web page, Search for an REU Site, you can find opportunities across the U.S., in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you can search by keywords to identify sites by a particular research topic or with certain features, such as a particular location.

For information and application materials, contact the individual funded sites. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

If you are interested in applying to an active REU site within SUNY, please review the information and links below. We’ve included an REU site from NY Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center as well. 

InstitutionSite NameResearch Topics/Keywords
University at BuffaloEnvironmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution PreventionEnvironmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Sustainability, Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution, Water Pollution
University at BuffaloREU site: Data-driven Materials DesignMaterials Research, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Materials Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site: Broadening Undergraduate Research Participation in Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook UniversityPhysics, Astronomy, Experiment, Theory, Computational Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Accelerator, Nuclear, High Energy Physics, AMO, Theoretical Cosmology and the Laser Teaching Center.
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site: Data + Computing = DiscoveryComputational and Data Science, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Neurobiology, Chemistry, Physics, Digital Arts, Linguistics.
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site:  Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the EnvironmentNanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment
SUNY College at OswegoCollaborative Research: REU Site: Training Diverse Undergraduate Teams of Veterans and non-Veterans to Conduct Trauma Research with VeteransPublic Health Trauma Research
NY Department of Health, Wadsworth CenterREU Site: Networked Projects in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Wadsworth CenterBiosciences, collaborative research, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, computational biology, bioinformatics

NSF REU Site Areas

 Good luck, and please let us know if you have any questions. 


Summer 2022 REU at the University of Central Florida

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

NSF-DoD REU Site: Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic, and Reusable Platforms (HYPER) at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

HYPER addresses challenges in aerospace travel and energy production, advancing the fundamental knowledge needed to overcome technical barriers limiting hypersonic flight. The 10-week program will be held this summer from May 22nd – July 30th, 2022. Participants will gain hands-on research training in challenges such as: utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques for high-value components, integrating in-site monitoring of stress-strain evolution, developing novel methods for improved internal cooling and heat transfer effectiveness, and mitigating flutter through advanced rotor dynamic control. Many of these challenges rely on approaches that cut across disciplines and research techniques.

We are actively recruiting a diverse group of participants. These students will:

• Conduct hands-on research guided directly by a faculty mentor and their graduate student(s)

• Interact with a diverse multidisciplinary team of researchers

• Visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center and various aerospace companies

• Participate in professional development workshops

• Gain in-depth training on numerical simulation software ANSYS

• Prepare for graduate school and a research-based career

• Engage with other REU groups located at UCF

Each HYPER REU participant will receive a summer stipend of $5,000, on-campus housing, and a travel allowance to and from Orlando, Florida. To learn more about the program, please visit our website at or view the HYPER REU flyer.

The application deadline for HYPER is Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. Prospective participants may apply at

The organizers of the program are Drs. Ali P. Gordon and Jeffrey L. Kauffman ( I hope that you will let us know if you have any questions about the HYPER REU program or the University of Central Florida.


UB Undergraduate Research Conference July 21 and 22, 2022

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2021 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Save The Date: July 21-22, 2022 It’s time to mark your calendar and start making plans to join the University at Buffalo for our 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference!    This year’s virtual conference will be held July 21-22, 2022. We’re working hard to plan an experience that will inspire students interested in demonstrating their knowledge and talents to an audience drawn from all over the nation.   Stay tuned for updates and registration information in the new year! 
Date  July 21-22, 2022    Location  This year’s conference will be held virtually on the Whova platform.    Who should attend?  All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP.    This conference is an excellent opportunity to:  • Present faculty-supervised research. • Foster conversation around shared interests. • Network with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study.   Registration • An email announcement will be sent in spring 2022 once registration is open.  • Call for presenters will be announced in March.   We can’t wait to welcome you to the conference next summer!

King Center’s Predoctoral Research Fellow Program (Stanford University) Deadline January 31, 2022

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2021 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities

The King Center’s Predoctoral Research Fellows Program is a full-time, two-year postbaccalaureate program designed to prepare individuals for careers in academic research focused on issues related to global development. This multidisciplinary program operates in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Fellows are appointed as non-matriculated graduate students and are expected to fully engage in the intellectual life at Stanford University. Fellows will work with King Center Faculty Affiliates on research projects and can take courses at Stanford University for credit. The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend.

The King Center’s Predoctoral Research Fellows Program particularly encourages applications from students from low- and middle-income countries, as well as from others whose backgrounds and experience would contribute to the diversity (broadly defined) of the program. The King Center is committed to creating inclusive research environments and to fostering the growth of the next generation of researchers in global development. We are a proud participant in Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC).

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for the Predoctoral Research Fellows Program. The deadline to submit your application and supplemental materials for the program is January 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be announced in March 2022. Predocs are expected to start in July 2022.

Start the application process

In your application, you will be asked to provide the following:

  1. Application form, including short answer questions on your interest in the program and specific King Center thematic areas, your familiarity with programming languages (Stata, R, Python, Matlab, etc.), your prior experience as a research assistant and with independent research (e.g., a senior thesis), and other relevant information.
  2. CV – Include all relevant education, research experience, work experience and skills.
  3. Undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts – You may submit an unofficial copy.
  4. Optional writing sample – A paper (or excerpt) that displays your writing and analytic skills and capacity to execute independent research. A senior thesis, Master’s thesis, or a term paper are all fine choices. Any length is acceptable.
  5. The contact information for two faculty members or others who can attest to your relevant skills and experience. Your recommenders will be asked to upload letters of recommendation through our application portal.

Interested applicants should have

  • Completed an undergraduate degree (bachelors or foreign equivalent);
  • A strong quantitative background and interest in learning cutting-edge research methods;
  • A demonstrated interest in issues around global development and poverty alleviation;
  • Creative and independent problem-solving skills;
  • An interest in pursuing a PhD in a field related to global development.

Have a question?

Please visit our page for frequently asked questions about the Predoctoral Research Fellows Program.

If you still have questions about the Predoctoral Research Fellows Program after reviewing the FAQ, please contact Corinne Thomas, Program Manager, We will strive to respond to all queries within one business week.

See all current and former Predoctoral Research Fellows