University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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.

Friday
01/31/20

Present Your Work at SURC!

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Promote your research and build your resume by presenting a poster at this year’s SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference!

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference will be held at SUNY ESF on Sat., April 4, 2020.

To express your interest in presenting, fill out the brief form here: http://www.buffalo.edu/eln/students/undergraduate-research/surc.html.

The Experiential Learning Network will cover the cost of registration fees, poster printing and transportation to and from the event. ELN will then contact students who fill out the form with specific details on how to officially register for the conference and take advantage of funding for poster printing.

This fantastic opportunity to share your research and creative activities with the SUNY community is not to be missed!

Learn more!

Monday
01/27/20

Research Opportunity in Behavioral Pharmacology

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2020 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. Course credit available.

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

Friday
01/10/20

Research Opportunity with Dr. Lucia Leone in Community Health and Health Behavior

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2020 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone, a faculty member in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, UB School of Public Health and Health Professions, is seeking to fill multiple research assistant positions for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters. Research assistants will be responsible for working on studies related to increasing access to healthy food in lower-income and underserved communities, and will contribute to the current Veggie Van study, in which evidence-based strategies are being used to help partners start or expand mobile market programs. Opportunities include: participant recruitment, data collection/management (experience with REDCap a plus), quantitative/qualitative data analysis, literature reviews, administrative/project coordination tasks, community outreach activities, and website/social media communication management.  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.  Seeking undergrad interested in research experience and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekend hours. To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. Please add your last name to the file names of these documents. We will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday
01/07/20

Vanderbilt University NSF REU in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Vanderbilt University  
NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program 
in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

I am reaching out to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the summer 2020 NSF REU program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Vanderbilt University. The application deadline is February 15th.  The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

Please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu for more information or to apply.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 76% of former VINSE NSF REU students attend graduate school and have received several awards and honors including:

  • 17 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (another 7 received honorable mentions)
  • 6 Goldwater Fellowships
  • 3 SMART Fellowships
  • 1 Gates Cambridge Fellowship
  • 1 NASA Graduate Fellowship
  • 3 NIH Awards: 1 Graduate Fellowship, 1 Postbac ITRA, 1 Oxford-Cambridge Scholar
  • >40% of former REU students have (or are expected to) co-author a journal publication
  • More than half of our former REU students have given a presentation outside the REU program including 26 at National Conferences funded by the REU site

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Seminars, workshops, and field trips
  • Group social activities and banquet
  • Optional outreach opportunities to high school students

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

AWARD

  • $5,000 stipend
  • $500 travel allowance
  • Room and board
Friday
12/20/19

Deadline Near for Several Undergraduate Fellowships, Grants and Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

DOE Scholars Program, Dept of Energy; app deadline Jan 3, 2020

History of Diversity in the Physical Sciences Intern, American Institute of Physics (for physics undergraduates), app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU in Increasing Statistical Preparation in Research Education for Underrepresented Undergraduates, Spelman College; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, Apr 3-4, 2020; abstract deadline Jan 24, 2020


REU in Evolutionary Science, University of Iowa; app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU, SETI Institute (for students interested in astronomy, astrobiology, or planetary science); app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU in Raptor Research, Boise State University; app deadline Feb 3, 2020

Summer Student Fellowships, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (for rising fourth-year students interested in ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy); app deadline Feb 5, 2020

Analytic Studies Internships, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (for students in art history, anthropology, archaeology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, ecology, earth sciences, chemical and materials science engineering, museum studies, or paleontology); app dline Feb 10, 2020

History and Heritage Internship, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life; app dline Feb 10, 2020

REU in Materials Research Science and Engineering, Northwestern University; app deadline Feb 14, 2020

Seventh Annual Environmental Science and Design Symposium, Kent State University; app deadline Feb 15, 2020

Travel grant to attend 2020 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Seattle (for underrepresented students in plant sciences); app deadline Feb 29, 2020

Friday
11/22/19

HABLAB Research Studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

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

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 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 for Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

Friday
11/22/19

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – Freshmen and Sophomores with 3.7+ GPA

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research

If you are a freshman or sophomore and are interested in possibly winning a grant to study abroad in the UK this summer, read on!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

There are four summer institutes this year: 

  1. Glasgow (Technology, Innovation and Creativity)
  2. Bristol (exploring the intersection of arts, activism and social justice) 
  3. Belfast (understanding Ireland from a Northern Irish perspective)
  4. Aberystwyth (contemporary issues in Identity and Nationhood, through the lens of Wales)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

·         Return US-UK airfare

·         Tuition and fees at the host institution

·         Accommodation

·         In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

To be eligible, students must*:

·         Be a US citizen and possess a US passport

·         Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America

·         Have a minimum GPA of 3.7

·         Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

·         Be able to participate in the program in its entirety

·         Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

The deadline is February 11th, so this is something you’re interested in, you’ll want to start working on now. If you are interested in applying, drop me an email. 

See fuller descriptions of the programs here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes

Friday
11/22/19

The Division of Behavioral Medicine – Winter 2019/Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience, Winter Session

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 6-8 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Winter 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.

Imagine to Remember Medication Adherence Study: Students will be helping on a study examining a medication adherence intervention for adults with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab, assist with data collection, create study materials, and assist with recruitment. We are looking for students with afternoon/evening availability, as well as availability on Tuesday mornings.

MINDD (Multisite Intervention and Delay discounting) Clinical Project: Students will be helping on a study examining a weight-loss intervention for individuals with prediabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab (which occur once or twice a week), where they take vitals and direct participants to the right locations throughout their visits – they may also be involved in setting up demonstrations happening during lab visits. Outside of patient visits, students will collect patient data and summarize it for use by a case manager. They will also help setting up for lab visits, creating materials for patients to use, and will help with recruitment. MINDD is looking for students who have afternoon/evening availability (2 – 8pm).

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.

***There are also opportunities to work on independent projects for all the large studies listed above. Interested students should indicate that in their application. ***

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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 attached questionnaire to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. Please make sure that Winter 2019 or Spring 2020 or Winter/Spring is in the subject line of the email. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Friday
11/08/19

UB Tree Mapping with Drone-based Remote Sensing Images

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This project, OPEN TO ALL MAJORS, aims to map the trees on UB’s
campus with the latest remote sensing technologies, such as drones
and aerial photography. Tree locations, species, and health condition
will be mapped with the images acquired from the aforementioned
platforms. Field survey will be carried out to validate the derived tree
inventory information.

Why participate?

  • Gain Honors Experience credit
  • Perform research with a UB Professor
  • Help to advance the beauty and sustainability of our campus

The project will start on January 1, 2020, ending date is TBD. If
you are interested, you may contact Professor Le Wang, from
the Department of Geography, via email (LEWANG@buffalo.edu)
or phone (716-645-0474).