Student Opportunity Center (S.O.C.)

Posted by mllipino on August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

As an undergraduate student at the University at Buffalo you have access to a free membership to the S.O.C.. The S.O.C. serves as a resource to help students with finding undergraduate research opportunities, internships, conferences, fellowships and scholarships. This is a great way to find hands-on learning experiences based off your interests!  Students can join by creating a login here using your UB email account.


Thank you to all contributors of the 2017 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence!

Posted by mllipino on May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thank you to all the student presenters, research mentors, and volunteers for making the 2017 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence a success!

Check out photos, sample posters, and the PixStori Gallery from this years event!

We hope to see you all again next year for the 14th Annual Celebration!


2017 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence PixStori Gallery

Posted by mllipino on April 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thank you to all the student presenters, research mentors, and volunteers for making the 2017 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence a success!

Check out the PixStori Gallery from the event to be able to see and hear from some of our student presenters.

Visit to stay up to date on plans for the 14th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence coming in the Spring of 2018!


Discovery Week

Posted by mllipino on April 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Discovery Week

Participate in a week of discovery and celebrating academic excellence April 17-21!

Monday, April 17

  • Navigating Conflict in a Changing World:
    How to Maintain Calm in the Face of Opposition
    12-1 p.m. • 17 Norton Hall
  • Beyond Your Bachelor’s-Graduate
    School Opportunities in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences
    10-11 a.m. • 732 Clemens Hall
  • Preparing to Complete the UB Curriculum Capstone
    2-3:15 p.m. • 200G Baldy Hall

Tuesday, April 18

  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Demystified
    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. • 12 Capen Hall
  • Celebrating the Scholarship and Achievements of Undergraduate Women Across the Disciplines
    12-1:30 p.m. • 17 Norton Hall
  • My Big Idea Pitch Contest
    1:30-2:30 p.m. • The Silverman Library in Capen Hall, third floor
  • Graduate School Drop-In Hours, College of Arts and Sciences
    2-4 p.m. • CAS Advising, 275 Park Hall
  • Global Learning: Connecting International Travel with Academic and Career Goals
    3-4 p.m. • 17 Norton Hall

Wednesday, April 19

  • Scholarship in the Arts
    12-1 p.m. • 17 Norton Hall
  • Alternative Break Student Presentations
    3-4:30 p.m. • Student Engagement Learning Lab
  • Social Justice and Climate Justice in
    Architecture and Planning
    3-4 p.m. • 17 Norton Hall

Thursday, April 20

  • Celebration of Student Academic Excellence
    1-3 p.m. • Center for the Arts
  • Celebration Ceremony
    3:30-4:45 p.m. • Center for the Arts
  • Bluewolf Workshop–Talent Acquisition
    5:30 p.m. • Blackstone LaunchPad, 220 Student Union

Friday, April 21

  • Mythologies in the Modern World
    12-9 p.m. • 310 Capen Hall
  • Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House
    3-5 p.m. • RIA is located on the Downtown Campus
    at 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Female Founder Friday
    4 p.m. • Blackstone LaunchPad, 220 Student Union

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

The application deadline is February 15, 2017.



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


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.


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: for additional details


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  for additional information and updates as they become available.


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.