Student Excellence

The spring 2018 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence will take place on Thursday, April 26.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018, Center for the Arts

1 - 3 P.M.   

   Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creativity Posters, Atrium

3:30 P.M.   

   Celebration Ceremony, Mainstage Theatre

  •     Welcome by President Tripathi
  •     Remarks by Provost Zukoski
  •     Recognition of Graduate and Undergraduate Student Honorees 
  •     Creative Performance 


A registration link for those who would like to attend the spring 2018 event will be posted here in March.


Select National Fellowships and Scholarships (TBA)

  • Listing of Awards (and honorees) is forthcoming

SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence

This special award honors SUNY students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts.

  • Honorees TBA

UB "Journey of Discovery" Library-Supported Research Prize

The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the Libraries, and the collections.

  • Honorees TBA

UB Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity

The UB Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity recognize outstanding contributions from each decanal area that achieve superiority in presentation, content, and scope, and which therefore merit acknowledgement as efforts worthy of university-wide distinction. The University at Buffalo is pleased to recognize student projects that exhibit the highest characteristics of achievement among this select group.

  • Honorees TBA

UB Sigma Xi Graduate Research Awards

Sigma Xi is an international honor society of science and engineering. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Here at UB, the local chapter has sponsored the Sigma Xi Student Research Competition annually for over 20 years, providing a venue for UB's research community to share their work across the entirety of science and engineering. Three winning posters are selected; the student winners are presented with certificates.

  • Honorees TBA

UB Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award

The Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award was established to recognize outstanding undergraduate performance in scholarship and athletic prowess, and to encourage continuation into graduate or professional education. The recipient of this award must be committed to the pursuit of subsequent graduate study in any field or discipline at any accredited college or university.

  • Honorees TBA

UB Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award

Presented annually by the Graduate School, the Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated truly exceptional performance in the execution of their teaching responsibilities. The exemplary talents and abilities of the award recipients underscore UB's long tradition and firm commitment to providing students with instruction of the highest quality.

  • Honorees TBA

UB Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

Presented annually by the Graduate School, the UB Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award acknowledges a truly outstanding dissertation researched and written by a UB doctoral student who has received a PhD from UB within the past five years. Dissertations nominated for this award are expected to be highly distinctive with the potential to make an impactful contribution to the author’s respective field of study.

  • Laurie James Rich

UB Three Minute Thesis Awards

The UB Three Minute Thesis Award recognizes PhD students who have excelled in effectively explaining their research in three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia to celebrate the exciting and innovative research conducted by PhD students.

  • Honorees TBA

Past Honorees

View a list of past honorees.