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Monday
06/29/20

UB Librarires Education Services Team Available to help with Research Needs

Posted by Tim on June 29, 2020 in Academics, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The UB Libraries Education Services Team is ready and willing to assist your students with any research needs or help they may need. While we will come into your classrooms to instruct students face-to-face, with the fall semester not looking like it has in previous semesters, we can reach out to your students and faculty in a number of different ways. We can arrange for asynchronous or synchronous instruction via zoom or other applicable technology, create specific guides for specific courses that faculty and students can access at any time, provide links to online research roadmaps, and point them towards a multitude of other resources to guide their studies.

To learn more about our team, please visit: https://library.buffalo.edu/educational

Sunday
04/26/20

SUNY Research Matters Webinar Series

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The SUNY Office of Research and Economic Development is excited to announce the launch of Research Matters, a webinar series designed to increase knowledge and enhance the skills of faculty and students seeking funding for their research. Each month, speakers from broad areas of interest will discuss their research programs and funding opportunities, and participate in interactive Q&A sessions.   

Upcoming Webinars

Friday
03/27/20

Chicago Summer Fellowship Application Now Open

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2020 in Academics, Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Hello,

We hope you all are doing well and staying healthy! 

We are currently recruiting college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates for our 2020 Chicago Summer Fellowship Cohort. In order to help build another fantastic cohort for this summer, I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this information on to anyone in your professional and personal networks who may be interested in applying. The general Fellowship description can be found here, and anyone can find more information on our website here: http://newsector.org/summer/.
Students can submit their applications online here: https://www.tfaforms.com/345303

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely, Janelle Romero
Program Director
New Sector Alliance, Inc.
(773)615-4767
jromero@newsector.org
Thursday
02/27/20

March 3rd Sip & Chat – Research Opportunity!

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2020 in Event, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities

Join us for a special Sip & Chat where we will hear from multi-disciplinary faculty on their unique project, with Computing for Social Good (C4SG @ UB), that WILL HAVE OPENINGS for Honors students to become involved and contribute. This is a great opportunity to earn Honors Experience credit!

Meet the staff:

  • Melanie Sage is interested in the use of technology in social work education and practice, the intersections of technology and child welfare, family engagement in child welfare and child welfare practice with indigenous families.
  • Kenneth Joseph is interested in the use of machine learning for social good from an applied perspective, and the ways in which people express themselves and opinions of others on social media.
  • Atri Rudra is  interested in the use of machine learning for social good from a theoretical perspective (including identifying the pitfalls of its use).
  • Huei-Yen (Winnie) Chen is interested in human-machine interactions and how best to support operator performance in dynamic, complex systems, such as transportation and healthcare.
  • Varun Chandola is interested in the use of machine learning for social good from a data mining perspective, and who studies scalable anomaly detection and data mining for big graphs, temporal, and spatial data.

What this particular project is about:

  • There are more than 400,000 youth in foster care in the US, and each year more than 20,000 age out of foster care without reunifying with their families. The outcomes for these youth are poor. Fortunately, youth in foster care are potentially eligible to receive services, such as vocational training, that may improve their chances at positive life outcomes. However, caseworkers are typically only able to identify youth for these services after the youth experiences a relevant need or crisis. To address this problem, our final goal will be to provide a system that assists caseworks to identify youth in need of services before a crisis occurs. Developing this system includes surveying case workers in the field to identify their needs and then using this information use data visualization (and machine learning) tools to help them make better decisions.

Event Details:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Don Schack Lounge

Please fill out the survey at this link to give us an idea of your interests and we will get back to you!

Please email Kenny Joseph (kjoseph@buffalo.edu) and/or Atri Rudra (atri@buffalo.edu) if you have more questions (but please do fill in the Google form above!)

Thursday
02/27/20

NASA-funded Undergraduate Research Experience – University of Tennessee, Knoxville This Summer

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

NASA-funded undergraduate research experience at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville this summer.

The NASA University Leadership Initiative is now accepting applications for University of Tennessee (UT) and non-UT students interested in participating in summer research on the UT Knoxville campus! Students working on this project will contribute to the development of slotted, natural-laminar-flow airfoil technology through aerodynamics and/or structural analyses using industry-standard tools. Research activities will be assigned based on the students’ interests as they align with the current needs of the overall project. In previous years, students worked on airfoil design optimization strategies and laminar-flow-compatible high-lift systems. Some of this research resulted in presentations at national AIAA Aviation and SciTech conferences!

DATES: Sunday, May 31st – Saturday, July 25th
Selected participants will receive a $2,500 monthly stipend (June and July) and on-campus housing through the duration of the summer program.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and statement of interest by March 6th to Sarah Segal, Program Manager of the NASA University Leadership Initiative, for further consideration at ssegal1@utk.edu.

Monday
02/17/20

University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference July 20-22 SAVE THE DATE

Posted by Tim on February 17, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Make plans now to join us in beautiful downtown Buffalo for the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and University at Buffalo Graduate Information Program.

July 20-July 22, 2020

University at Buffalo, Downtown Campus
955 Main Street, Buffalo, New York, 14203
Registration will open in March and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged!

This conference is an excellent opportunity to:

Present faculty-supervised research. (Oral and poster formats.)

Participate in workshops and learn from your peers and mentors about how to find theperfect program for you.

Attend a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program, which includesmeeting with program faculty, staff and students based on your graduate field of interest.

Engage with inspirational speakers and panels.

Visit the Graduate School Opportunities Fair and network with representatives fromgraduate schools across the nation.

Explore Buffalo! Experience Buffalo’s vibrant culture with opportunities to visit Canalsideand other attractions in downtown Buffalo.
All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP programs.Call for presenters and hotel information will be announced in March.

Friday
02/14/20

Spring 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Fellowships, Financial Aid, Information Session, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Register today for our Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops happening in March!

Note: These awards are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The workshops are primarily meant for undergraduate juniors, first-year PhDs for NSF, and graduate students at any level for Fulbright. All workshops will be held in 24 Capen.

Fulbright Application Development Workshops

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English or earning a master’s degree abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.

To qualify, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright Scholarship starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible. Applications will be due in the fall.  

In this program you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.

Dates:
March 2, 9, and 23 from 2-3pm 
OR
March 3, 10, and 24 from 2-3pm

Click here to RSVP to attend the Fulbright Application Development Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is a prestigious grant for graduate students looking to get funded for research.  The grant provides full funding for three years which includes a $34,000/year stipend and tuition coverage!
 
Applications for the NSF GRFP will become available in August 2020. Deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.
 
If you are interested in applying for the NSF GRFP in October 2020, please join us for this four-session program designed to prepare you to submit a strong application. You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for, and how to write a strong research proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.
To be eligible to apply for NSF GRFP in October 2020, you must be:

  • A current rising senior or first-year PhD student
  • A U.S. citizen, have U.S. national status, or be a permanent resident
  • Pursuing (or intending to pursue) a research-based master’s degree or PhD
  • Conducting research in an NSF-supported field, such as: mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science

Dates:
March 3, 10, 24, and 31

9-10 a.m. OR 4-5 p.m.

Click here to RSVP to attend the NSF Workshops

Also, check out this video about UB Students who have received the NSF GRFP and the amazing things they’re doing with their research.

Please reach out to  fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions!

Wednesday
02/12/20

DBM looking for student research assistants

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience

The PLAN project is looking for 1-2 students to work with children and families as part of a multi-site family-based treatment for childhood obesity for the Spring/Summer 2020 semesters. Specifically, students assist with: collecting outcome data for primary and secondary measures, consenting study participants, administering surveys and questionnaires, preparing study materials, and brainstorming in weekly meetings. *Given the need to travel to various sites, students with access to cars would be preferred.* 

The Exercise and Events study is looking for 2-3 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants Spring/Summer 2020 semesters. Students will be helping with a time-sensitive pilot project looking at how different types of cues administered in a real-world setting influences physical activity. Students will have the opportunity to help with preparation for the study, including creation of study materials, data entry and data collection. Students with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply: Organized and detail oriented, ability to interact with a team and with members of the public, good time management skills.

UB ACES (Activity and Children’s Environment Study) 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 entry, file organization and child care for participants’ younger siblings. UB ACES looking for students who have availability from 2 – 8pm, 2 evenings per week, Monday – Thursday.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

To apply: please send your resume and your responses 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.

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 Spring 2020 semester?
  8. Are you interested in continuing to work in the Summer 2020 semester? What is
    your availability for this summer? (please list all commitments)
  9. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here:

Monday
02/03/20

Summer Undergraduate Internship Program at Perelman School of Medicine Accepting Applications-Deadline February 18

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) at the Perelman School of Medicine is accepting applications for summer 2020. The new application deadline is February 18, 2020.

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists.

AREAS OF RESEARCH

Pharmacology

Deadline to apply is February 18, 2020

Monday
02/03/20

Research Opportunity in the Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB)

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Summer and Fall 2020. 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.

In Summer 2020, we have exciting opportunities to assist with data collection with children and families in local restaurants as part of our Restaurant Study. In addition, general responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, data entry and/or coding, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10-11 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. For upcoming semesters, evening and weekend availability are important. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently filling positions on a rolling basis.