University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
11/17/22

Student Research Assistants Needed!

Posted by Tim on November 17, 2022 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Assistant

Have you thought about seeking some research experience? 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 Spring and Summer 2023. 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, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com. 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. 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 ubhablab@gmail.com, using “HABLAB student research assistant application 2023” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently filling positions for Spring on a rolling basis, with a preference for students interested in both Spring and Summer.

Monday
11/14/22

CSTEP Summer Opportunities Information Session November 17

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2022 in Academics, Event, Internships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Join us for our “Summer Opportunities Information Session” next Thursday, November 17 at 4:00pm in 107 Capen (Honors Colloquium Room), in collaboration with the University Honors College, to learn about how to make the most of your summer! It is never too early to start planning for next summer! It is beneficial to think about what programs you want to apply for now so you can begin preparing your application materials. Food will be provided at the meeting. Please RSVP below.

Find out about the benefits and requirements of our CSTEP Summer Research Program, Roswell Park Summer Research Experience Program, CLIMB UP for Summer Research, Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program, McNair Scholars Program, LSAMP Summer Research Program and InRoads Inc., an organization that creates pathways to careers for diverse college students through internship opportunities.

Stipends range from $2,800-$5,000 for summer experiences. These summer programs are a great way to get paid while gaining valuable experience for your resume such as team building, leadership, communication and research skills. Summer programs make you a more competitive candidate for graduate and professional school and allow you to determine if research is right for you and what topics you are interested in pursuing in the future!

RSVP by Monday, November 14 at https://www.tinyurl.com/CSTEPSummerOpp

Friday
10/21/22

First-Generation Celebration Week

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2022 in Event, Research Information and Opportunities

NOV. 7-11, 2022

The University at Buffalo is proud to recognize our first-generation college students, faculty and staff. In honor of their success and achievements, join us as we recognize them during First-Generation Celebration Week!

Monday, Nov. 7 | Paint-a-bull

5 a.m. outside the Student Union

Monday, Nov. 7 | National First-Generation College Student Week Kickoff

12-3 p.m. in the Student Union

Tuesday, Nov. 8 | Campus Resources Scavenger Hunt

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Visit the website below for participation details.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 | “Triumphs and Trials of the First-Generation College Student Experience” presented by Richard Taylor*
4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater

Tuesday, Nov. 8 | Reception and Book Signing with Richard Taylor*

5:30- 7 p.m. in 210 Student Union

Wednesday, Nov. 9 | Celebrating the First: Student Panel Sharing Stories of Success

12-1 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall

Thursday, Nov. 10 | First-Gen Student Social

8 p.m. in Greiner Hall, C134/135

Friday, Nov. 11 | Student Research Panel

3-4 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall

Friday, Nov. 11 | Proud To Be First Art Installation Reception**

4-5:30 p.m. 1st floor of Capen Hall (Between 112 and 130 Capen Hall)

*Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services and Tutoring and Academic Support Services.
** Sponsored by the Office of Student Success and Academic Support.

For more information about the events, visit buffalo.edu/studentsuccess/succeed/firstgen/celebration-week.

Thursday
10/06/22

2023 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)

Posted by Tim on October 6, 2022 in Research Information and Opportunities

SURC at Maritime College – April 14th, 2023

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.

By bringing together many hundreds of students and faculty from across the state to participate in 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!

Wednesday
10/05/22

NCUR 2023 is Now Accepting Student and Faculty Submissions

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2022 in Research Information and Opportunities

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2023 will take place on April 13-15, 2023, at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Students across all academic disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to submit an abstract before November 30, 2022. 

What is new this year?

  1. Students can select their willingness to participate in an additional pre-event competition, WiSys Quick Pitch. This limited-availability event takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12, 2023, where students will present a 3-minute oral summary of their research project and explain why their research matters. In addition to receiving cash prizes, the winners will help open the keynote speakers on Friday, April 14. 
  2. The Mayo Clinic Health System and Medical College of Wisconsin SDoH Challenge will be hosted on the morning of April 12, 2023, for students to address social determinants of health in order to improve health and health outcomes within the Mayo Clinic. In addition to having access to Mayo Clinic mentors and training, participants will have the opportunity for networking and discussion at the end of the challenge luncheon, where the winning team will be announced and awarded. 
  3. FAN sessions are back! Faculty-Administrator Network (FAN) sessions are professional development presentations focused on models and strategies for establishing, enriching, and advancing high-quality undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. 
  4. Futures Fair is face-to-face. In addition to hosting a Graduate and Professional Fair, we will also host a Two-Year Transfer Fair to help students discover their next steps. Before visiting the Futures Fair, students can stop by the Fair Prep Zone to spruce up their resume, get a professional headshot, and sign up for a LinkedIn account. 
  5. Check out Collaborative Opportunities in the Arts: Students can submit an abstract to participate in artistic activities taking place during NCUR including the NCUR Murals Project, a Jazz Improvisation Expo, performance of original music composition, and dramatic readings of original scripts 
  6. Fun entertainment opportunities include a bike tour around town, a morning Fun Run, Mayo Clinic Beyond the Red Line Excursion, Hmong Heritage Celebration, Kubb Demonstration, Library After Dark Party, and a Friday night music and culture fest in downtown Eau Claire. 

What are the upcoming deadlines I should note about abstract submissions?

  1. November 30, 2022: Student + FAN Abstract Submission Portal closes
  2. Week of January 5: Student + FAN Abstract acceptance notifications sent and registration opens
  3. January 31, 2023: NCUR Early Bird Registration Rate closes
  4. February 28, 2023: NCUR + WiSys Competition Registration closes
  5. March 13, 2023: All registration payments must be received
  6. March 15, 2023: Mayo Health Clinic SDoH Challenge acceptance letters sent 

How can I submit ?

We encourage you to read through all application requirements on our Abstract Submission Overview page before starting your application. Make sure to create an account to keep track of your submission status!

Friday
09/16/22

Honors College Undergraduate Research Workshop September 21st and September 22nd

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Interested in working on a research or creative project? Come learn about
undergraduate level research and creative opportunities at UB.
Mentored research or creative projects WILL EARN you Honors Experience
Credits and add to your resume and knowledge base no matter your major or
academic program. Research is for all majors.
Workshop will cover:
-HOW TO FIND A PROJECT or OPPORTUNITY
-How to turn your work into HONORS EXPERIENCE CREDITS
-DISCUSS FUNDING $$
-Honors College Research and Creativity fund application overview and
deadlines
-ELN Research work and conference funding application overview and
deadlines
Join UB Honors and UB’s Experiential Learning Network (ELN)
on either Wednesday September 21st, 1-2pm in 128 Capen Hall or
Thursday September 22nd, 2-3pm in128 Capen Hall

Friday
09/02/22

Paid Research Positions for Mechatronics in Smart Manufacturing and IoT Projects

Posted by Tim on September 2, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Job Description
We are seeking undergraduate researchers to work on projects that (1) hook up and manage the sensors
(IR, thermocouple, vibration, current) to 3D printers and its pre- and post-processing machines through
Raspberry Pi/ESP32/Arduino, (2) work with the software team to show the real-time machine conditions
and product quality on the web-portal.
We are looking for students who are:
Enthusiastic on the research topic and are responsive
Familiar with mechatronics (hardware, Raspberry Pi/ESP32/Arduino and IoT sensor setup)
Eligibility:
GPA > 3.3
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Project Outcome
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your
collaboration (e.g., demos and publications)
Please fill out the application form (first come first serve, deadline: 09/09/22)
https://forms.gle/DT1FL18FTztXKCbXA
If you have any other questions, please email: Dr. Chi Zhou (ISE) chizhou@buffalo.edu, Dr. Hongyue
Sun (ISE) hongyues@buffalo.edu or Dr. Wenyao Xu (CSE) wenyaoxu@buffalo.edu.

Tuesday
08/02/22

MED 400: Exploring Medical Research Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities


This course is designed to provide insight into the different types of research ongoing in the Department of Medicine, taking them through the steps of T0-T4. This class will also give the students the opportunity to gain experience in presenting the work done as manuscripts and will be initiated into the grant writing process. They will also get a bird¿s eye view of the different state of the art technology utilized by the Department of Medicine. On completion, the students will be able to make knowledgeable choices as to the type of research they would like to do and the field of research that attracts them.

**This course will earn you 3 Honors experiences credits under the research category.**

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am to 12:20pm
111 Wende Hall (South Campus)
Professor Jessy Alexander
Registration #: 20641
Monday
07/11/22

Research and Project Workshops Fall 2022-In Person and Zoom Options

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

Research and Project Workshops
UB Honors Students engage in meaningful research and/or creative
endeavors that deepen their learning in many different academic
pursuits, all while counting as their necessary Honors Experience
Credits.
Sign up for an informative session to learn more about planning your
research-based or creative endeavor!
Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, August 31st at 1 p.m. (128 Capen)
Thursday, September 1st at 10 a.m. (Via Zoom)
Wednesday, September 7th at 11:30 a.m. (Via Zoom)
Thursday, September 8th at 3 p.m. (128 Capen)

Visit: https://bit.ly/3nRz72L
To sign up for one of the informative sessions!

Wednesday
05/25/22

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: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com. 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 ubhablab@gmail.com, using “HABLAB student research assistant application Fall 2022” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently filling positions for Fall on a rolling basis.