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Tuesday
04/27/21

UB Undergraduate Research Conference (July 22-23) Registration Now Open

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

July 22-23, 2021  |  Virtual Event
Registration is now open!
Make plans now to join us for the 26th Annual University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference, July 22- 23, 2021. Our virtual platform will deliver an innovative two-day event packed with a variety of opportunities to engage and connect. Expand your knowledge and network— join us to hear invited speakers and presenters address emerging trends and opportunities related to innovation, social justice and research as a catalyst for change.   The conference is an exciting opportunity to:  • Present faculty-supervised research. • Participate in pre-conference workshops. • Foster stimulating conversation around shared interests. • Connect with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study. • Engage with inspirational speakers and panels in a personal setting. • Attend a UB Graduate School information program and meet with faculty, staff and students.    Each day will begin at 9 a.m. EDT. Learn more about daily events by reviewing the online agenda.    We look forward to welcoming you to the conference this summer!


REGISTER TODAY

Registration Information
• Early bird registration ($80 per person) due by May 17.
• Regular registration ($100 per person) due by June 30.
• Presenter registration due by June 30.
• Presenter abstracts due by July 9.
 
Keynote Presentations
Imagining Ethical Land Relations and Marking Indigenous Presence in our Universities.
Mishuana Goeman, PhD
 
If You Don’t Own the [Servers]: Aggregating Blackness in the Digital Era.
Mark Anthony Neal, PhD
 
The World Needs Researchers. Now is Your Time.
Tara Ruttley, PhD

Pre-Conference Workshops
Prepare for an engaging and productive conference experience by participating in pre-conference video workshops.
 
Making the Most of Your Research Conference
Learn to successfully navigate a professional conference and discover tips and strategies to leverage your participation toward your professional and academic goals.
 
Presenting Your Research in a World of Skeptics
How to present your research so it is understood and valued.
 
Your Digital Identity
Academic digital platforms and how to use them effectively throughout graduate school and your professional career.  
 
Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School—You Belong!
Discover how to move beyond survival and thrive in graduate school—supporting your journey and mental health.


About the Conference

The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference brings together the next generation of professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and influencers to learn about graduate and professional opportunities, with a focus on diversifying the graduate student body at UB and across the nation.
Monday
04/26/21

Upcoming Research Talk: Race and Place in Washington, DC April 30

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Research Information and Opportunities

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.



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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.


 
Sunday
04/25/21

Now Accepting Applications for ORNL Summer Research Institutes!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

I am pleased to announce that Oak Ridge National Laboratory has two new lab-wide virtual internship programs beginning this summer, the Virtual Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) and the Virtual Graduate Research Summer Institute (GRSI). 

Located in East Tennessee, ORNL is the US Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory and boasts state-of-the-art capabilities across a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines.

More details on the lab’s research areas and the program application links are in the attached flyer (also pasted below). Applications close on April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Undergraduate: https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ORNL-USO-2021vURSI

Graduate: https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ORNL-GSO-2021vGRSI

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.

Sunday
03/21/21

Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking, New Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

Save the date: July 22-23, 2021
Registration opens in April!

We are excited to share a sneak peek of our 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and hope you will join us for this exciting event. We will be in touch again soon when it’s time to register!  Keynote Presentations Invited speakers will address emerging trends and opportunities related to innovation, social justice and research as a catalyst for change. 

Mishuana Goeman, PhD
University at Buffalo Center for Diversity Innovation visiting scholar; Professor of Gender Studies, American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty of Critical Race Studies in the Law School, UCLA. 

Mark Anthony Neal, PhD
Distinguished professor of African and African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), Duke University. 

Tara Ruttley, PhD
Associate chief scientist for Microgravity Research at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) headquarters in the Office of the Chief Scientist in Washington, D.C.
  Pre-Conference WorkshopsRegistered attendees will receive access to pre-conference video workshops featuring faculty, students and alum to prepare them for an engaging and productive conference experience. 

Making the Most of Your Research Conference
Learn to successfully navigate a professional conference and discover tips and strategies to leverage your participation toward your professional and academic goals. 

Presenting Your Research in a World of Skeptics
How to present your research so it is understood and valued. 

Your Digital Identity
Academic digital platforms and how to use them effectively throughout graduate school and your professional career.   

Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School—You Belong!
Discover how to move beyond survival and thrive in graduate school—supporting your journey and mental health.
  About the Conference
Date: July 22-23, 2021  Location: This year’s conference will be virtual.  

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.• Participate in pre-conference workshops.• Foster conversation around shared interests through digital storytelling.• Network with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study.• Attend a UB Graduate School information program and meet with program faculty, staff and students.• Engage with inspirational speakers and panels in a personal setting. 

Registration:• An email announcement will be sent in April once registration is open.  The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference brings together the next generation of professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and influencers to learn about graduate and professional opportunities, with a focus on diversifying the graduate student body at UB and across the nation.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference this summer!
Saturday
02/27/21

STEM for Everyone Event

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

STEM for Everyone: Stories and Examples from Students

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student involved in research or hands-on projects? Would you like to share your work with a broad audience and sharpen your communication skills? Submit your proposal to participate in STEM for Everyone

STEM for Everyone, presented by the UB Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) and UB Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), invites students to record a 5-minute video presentation about an existing research project or a STEM topic. This event provides a platform for students to communicate the significance of their work to a general audience, an important skill for any STEM professional. Creativity is encouraged!

Participants will benefit from mentorship and constructive feedback from a communication coach as they are preparing their video, and will be eligible to win prizes based on final submissions!

Presentation proposals are due by March 5, 2021.

Final video submissions are due April 11, 2021.

To learn more about STEM for Everyone, and to submit a presentation proposal, visit buffalo.edu/wise/stemforeveryone.

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Saturday
02/13/21

Research Opportunity for Undergrad Psychology Students

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Job Opportunity, Research Information and Opportunities

As we begin the start of a new semester, here’s a quick update on the 2nd annual Western New York Undergraduate Psychology Conference. Abstract submissions are now open, and the submission deadline is March 15th, 2021. Students can opt to present either a 5-minute lightning talk or a 12-minute oral presentation. More details can be found on the conference website: http://ubwp.buffalo.edu/wnypsychologyconference As a reminder, the conference date is April 17th, 2021. Attached is an updated conference flyer.

Monday
02/01/21

Summer Undergrad Research and Rutgers U Flagship New Brunswick, NJ Campus

Posted by Tim on February 1, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates with a passion for research and interest in graduate study to apply for our nationally acclaimed RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers program. We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, and first-generation college backgrounds.

RISE at Rutgers has A LOT to offer:

  • CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at a top 20 U.S. public university
  • PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING
  • EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $6000 + housing + travel (for 10-week in-person program, if possible). Virtual or hybrid options may be necessary instead. Free optional GRE prep course (valued at $1300).
  • PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs in Cellular Bioengineering, Toxicology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Green Energy Technology, Biomedicine/Proteomics, Physics & Astronomy, Advanced Materials, and Environmental Sciences. RISE applicants can opt to be considered by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!
  • OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific & scholarly speaking and writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops, networking with industry & academic leaders…and more
  • ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate school
  • UNIVERSITY EXCELLENCE FELLOWSHIPS for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.
  • DIVERSE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities with DEI at the forefront of our new President’s vision.

APPLY NOW! Rolling admissions starts February 1, 2021.

Questions? rise@grad.rutgers.edu

Monday
01/25/21

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) Virtual Event April 16, 2021

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2021 in Academics, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2021

A Virtual Conference Hosted by SUNY Old Westbury

16 April 2021 

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of multidisciplinary activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Transfer, Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

Why SURC?

Original research and creative activity are widely recognized as high-impact educational experiences that positively affect undergraduate students’ completion rates, career prospects and readiness for graduate study. Most SUNY campuses encourage such research and creative activity throughout the curriculum, through independent study and capstone experiences and/or via internship placements, and invest in opportunities for students to present their work. This allows students to engage critical audiences in their learning processes and hone the professional communication skills necessary for higher-order scholarship and career success. Frequently those institutions do so by sending their students to professional conferences and events. While such participation allows students to develop further confidence and academic skills and to network beyond their campus by presenting their work to students and faculty who specialize in their research fields, this opportunity often comes at a steep cost of sending students to distant conferences.

SURC provides similar networking and academic enrichment opportunities for students throughout the SUNY system at lower costs and more convenient locales.  Due to COVID, this year’s SURC will be a ‘virtual’ conference.

By bringing together many hundreds of students and faculty from across the state to participate in the SURC, we will help realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system. Students will benefit from networking and academic enrichment opportunities and learn about transfer and graduate programs available across SUNY. Faculty will benefit from networking workshops on integrating student research into their pedagogy or building research and grant collaborations.

SURC is supported by the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, and the Research Foundation, as well as SUNY student and faculty governance organizations and, of course, the local host site.

All undergraduate students engaged in research/creative activity and their mentors across SUNY are invited to attend

For more information, visit https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/surc21/info

Monday
01/11/21

2021 Summer Research on Chesapeake Bay Deadline February 19

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Deadline: February 19, 2021 Hello, My name is Mike Allen. I’m the director of the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in marine and estuarine science. I am reaching out to thank you for writing a reference letter for your student’s application to our 2020 program. We value the input that you provide by helping to give us a broader perspective of the student.   I also want to let you know that we have opened up our application period for students interested in our program for summer 2021. If you know of a strong advanced undergraduate student who would benefit from a summer research experience on the Chesapeake Bay, I encourage you to share our information with that student. We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, toxicology, ecology and marine and environmental science. In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math.  You can find more information on our website (http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU) or download a flyer to share using this link (https://bit.ly/MD-REU-21). I’ve included some specifics about the summer program at the bottom of this email.  Again, thank you for taking the time to serve as a letter writer!  Yours sincerely,  Mike Allen