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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 turn your work into HONORS EXPERIENCE CREDITS
-Honors College Research and Creativity fund application overview and
-ELN Research work and conference funding application overview and
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


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. 


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!

Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2021 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Information Session, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Fellowships and Scholarships Banner   Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition    

Undergraduate Opportunities  
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship What: Students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Who: Sophomores and juniors planning to pursue a PhD in STEM, have research experience, and a 3.8 or higher GPA. Students must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident. 
Deadline: November Learn more about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.  

Morris K. Udall Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who intend to become leaders in any field related to the environment, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice and economics. The foundation particularly seeks to support future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders.
Who: Full-time sophomore or junior with at least a 3.0 GPA and is involved in an area of study related to the Udall Scholarship. Deadline: December
Learn more about the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.    

Open to Undergraduates and Graduates  
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP) What: Funding for students pursuing graduate degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, behavioral and social sciences. There are various award types available, see program website for all availabilities. 
Who: Graduating seniors or students in their first or second year of graduate school. Applicants must also have a high GPA and past research experience. 
Deadline: October Learn more about NSF GRFP.    

Graduate Opportunities  
National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships What: Provides predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas, with the intent of leading to a research doctoral degree (PhD). This award is also intended to promote diversity in the health-related research workforce.
Who: Students must be enrolled in a research doctoral degree program and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Deadline: Various Learn more about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships    

Other STEM Funding Opportunities  
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow

Hertz Foundation

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program     Tip of the Day   The editing process is crucial. First drafts usually aren’t perfect, give yourself the time and utilize available resources to polish your application. The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships is always willing to review applications with students, and the Center for Excellence in Writing has an amazing staff that can help as well. 

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!


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.

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.