CURCA News
Monday
01/09/17

2017-2018 Keck Geology Consortium Undergraduate Research Projects

Posted by mllipino on January 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

The 2017-2018 Keck Geology Consortium projects involve a mix of field and laboratory research experiences that make meaningful scientific contributions in the areas of structural geology, paleontology and paleoecology, and paleoclimatology as well as igneous and metamorphic petrology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, and hydrogeology. Keck Geology Consortium research has resulted in more than 300 presentations at regional and national meetings, the vast majority with student co-authors, and more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals including a GSA Special paper (377).

The program for declared majors includes 4 weeks of summer research (field and/or lab work depending on the project), continuing research during the academic year (jointly advised by a project faculty member and a research advisor at the students home institution), and a publication in the annual Keck Geology Consortium proceedings volume.  Gateway students participate in a 5 week summer program.  Students receive a $500/summer week stipend and typically all travel and living expenses are provided for.

This year an exciting range of projects in many different sub-disciplines (climate change, petrology, geomorphology, volcanology, geochemistry, structure, geochronology, paleontology and more) are being offerred. View project descriptions at http://www.keckgeology.org/projects

The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

 

Wednesday
12/21/16

2017 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence

Posted by mllipino on December 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

Students can now submit their abstracts to present at the 2017 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence!

The celebration will showcase poster presentations from students who have participated in research and creative works here at UB. Come join the UB community as we gather to recognize and celebrate the outstanding academic contributions of our students, faculty, and research mentors.

University at Buffalo undergraduates interested in presenting at the 2017 Celebration can access the application here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 17th.

Questions, comments and concerns can be directed to the CURCA Graduate Assistant, Meghan Lipinoga, at prov.mllipino@provost.buffalo.edu

Wednesday
12/14/16

CURCA Ambassador Developing an App for Early Autism

Posted by mllipino on December 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

Kun Woo Cho is a UB undergraduate studying computer science and engineering. KC was recently recognized for her research on developing an app for early autism detection.

Read the full story here.

Monday
12/12/16

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program

Posted by mllipino on December 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

A summer environmental internship for undergraduate students is available at the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at NCEH/ATSDR at CDC’s Chamblee Campus.  Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.

Interns will participate in a comprehensive program including environmental health project assignments, interaction with federal officials and scientists, and visits to important environmental health sites in and around Atlanta. Other activities include “brown-bag” lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC during the summer. For examples of past CLEH internship projects, please review at

Application deadline is 1/27/2017 11:59:00 PM Eastern time zone.

Visit: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2773 for additional details

Friday
12/02/16

SUNY SURC Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by mllipino on December 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations-oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters.

The State University of New York at Fredonia (SURC West) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April. By bringing together students and faculty from across the state, SURC helps realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system.

Abstract submissions will be accepted through 17 February 2017, and students will be notified of the results on or before March 2017.

Registration for the conference will also open on 1 December 2016 and will continue until the conference date. Meantime, please continue to visit the website at http://surc.itec.suny.edu  for additional information and updates as they become available.

Thursday
12/01/16

Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Award

Posted by mllipino on December 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Scharps Legal Essay Competition is open to juniors and seniors (or underclassmen who have that status based on credit hours) at state-operated campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is Student Rights in College Athletics.

The Scharps Award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University of New York Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Fund.

One award of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

Students must submit their essays and application cover sheets to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Monday
09/12/16

Celebration of Student Academic Excellence

Posted by mllipino on September 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Plans are in place for the 13th Annual Celebration of  Student Academic Excellence on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in UB’s Center for the Arts!

The celebration will showcase poster presentations from students who have participated in research and creative works here at UB. Come join the UB community as we gather to recognize and celebrate the outstanding academic contributions of our students, faculty, and research mentors.

University at Buffalo undergraduates interested in presenting at the 2017 Celebration must review the additional information outlined here.

Questions, comments and concerns can be directed to the CURCA Graduate Assistant, Meghan Lipinoga, at prov.mllipino@provost.buffalo.edu

Additional event details coming soon!

Monday
05/23/16

EPA Fish Population and Landscape Study Assosciate

Posted by CURCA on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

EPA Fish Population and Landscape Study Associate – Job for Recent Bachelor’s Grads

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is searching for a Fish Population and Landscape Study Associate to join the Air, Climate and Energy project and the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources team, at the EPA facility in Corvallis, Oregon. The Associate will be responsible for assisting with developing, maintaining, and analyzing fish population and landscape models for addressing watershed resilience, sustainability, and climate change needs.

  • Full-time, $20.04/hour
  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree in ecology, fisheries and wildlife, zoology, biology, ecological engineering, environmental science, hydrologic science, bioinformatics, computational biology, information science, or a related field
  • Must have education/experience in ecology, (particularly with fish-habitat or wildlife-habitat relationships), a working knowledge of GIS, R-language programming, and strong written, oral, and electronic communication skills
  • Will perform data management and data analysis support, to include: data quality assurance, spatial data analysis, statistical modeling, database management, file management, and other related tasks

For the full position description and to apply, visit our website: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2251

Questions? Email EPAjobs@orau.org. To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

Wednesday
04/20/16

Thank you to participants of 2016 Celebration for Student Academic Excellence!

Posted by CURCA on April 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Thank you to all of the student presenters, research mentors, and volunteers for making the 2016 Celebration for Student Academic Excellence our largest event yet!

Photos from the Celebration event can be found on our Facebook page and photos from the Awards Ceremony can be found here.

We hope to see you all again next year at the Annual Celebration for Student Academic Excellence!

Monday
03/28/16

Discovery Week Events

Posted by CURCA on March 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

Join us for Discovery Week, March 28-April 8 2016!

final Discovery Week Poster

Click the photo to enlarge.