Education and Research

Our world-class faculty and students are constantly seeking to bring their ideas, discoveries and expertise into direct practice and experience. Explore below to learn more about the many ways in which UB schools and departments are sharing this knowledge with the goal of improving lives and strengthening our communities.

3/20/17

The mission of the Alberti Center is to reduce bullying abuse in schools and in the community by contributing knowledge and providing evidence-based tools to effectively change the language, attitudes and behaviors of educators, parents, students and society.

6/20/17

BEAM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building diversity in STEM fields by encouraging, supporting and preparing underrepresented students of all ages to pursue a future in STEM. BEAM offers a variety of programs throughout the year that are designed to provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

3/20/17

The COAP (Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession) Program provides information on the various components of accounting education/careers and present opportunities to minority high school students in the area. Through interactive presentations and exposure to companies and firms themselves, the UB School of Management faculty and alumni, along with a number of local accounting firm personnel, provide knowledge and helpful information during this five-day program.

3/27/17

The Center of Urban Studies is a research-based organization that seeks to advocate for the needs of marginalized groups in Buffalo’s communities. Through the use of “action-based research” and community engagement, the organization works to bring about solutions for the issues of many groups near UB’s campuses.

3/27/17

Student lawyers work under the supervision of skilled faculty to engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development and effective problem-solving work in experiential settings.

6/20/17

Find out the inner workings of many products used in daily life at UB's Engineering Design Summer Camp. Each day, students will participate in hands-on activities to take a design from “art to part.”

6/20/17

Come learn about the exciting world of cybersecurity at UB's GenCyber Computer Summer Camp. Each day, students will participate in many hands-on computer activities to learn about different cybersecurity topics.

3/20/17

This event, hosted by the American Medical Women’s Association, provides an opportunity for UB medical students to introduce basic medical and neuroanatomical knowledge to young girls in the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts are shown how to operate basic medical exam equipment (like stethoscopes and reflex hammers), and learn about human anatomy, including the skeletal and neurological systems. This event hopes to encourage girls’ interest in the medical field, and offers a Q&A session for the girls and their parents to learn more about the journey of becoming a medical student.

6/20/17

Jobs in the biomedical sciences are going unfilled in Western New York due to a lack of qualified applicants. To address this problem, UB medical school professors have developed an innovative grant-funded program aimed at getting high school students interested in careers in science. The professors are teaching basic gene-annotation techniques to area high school science teachers, who then teach the techniques to their students as a way of introducing them to the field of bioinformatics.

3/27/17

The vision of the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute (IRRI) is to create and share practical knowledge on immigrants and refugees and to improve their lives in the region, in the nation and in the world, with a particular focus on refugee issues in collaboration with Western New York newcomer communities. Based on human rights perspectives, the members of the IRRI utilize research as a tool to sustain the dignity of every immigrant and refugee.

3/20/17

The mission of the Institute for Sustainable Global Engagement (ISGE) is to promote and support global engagement, collaboration and professional action among social work faculty, students, graduates and staff.

6/20/17

The focus of ISEP is the critical middle school experiences of students in science and engineering as they transition to high school. The project utilizes an innovative approach to teacher professional development among 12 high-needs urban schools (including “feeder” middle schools and their corresponding high schools) via courses and interdisciplinary research experiences, development of science and technology classroom materials that are aligned with state science learning standards, and inquiry-based curricula.

6/20/17

Students at Waterfront Elementary School, Futures Academy, East High School, and Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts are served by the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) for the purposes of dropout prevention.

3/27/17

University at Buffalo’s Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences partnered up with UBMD’s Physician’s Group to host Mini Med School, a med school experience available for anyone sixteen and older in the WNY community who is interested in the medical school, or in medical education in general. Classes on a wide variety of compelling medical subjects geared toward the layperson are taught by some of UB's leading physicians and researchers.

3/27/17

The University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank have partnered to bring MoneySKILL®, an innovative personal finance curriculum, into area high schools. MoneySKILL is a free, interactive, Internet-based curriculum that educates students to make informed financial decisions on a variety of personal finance issues, including income, money management, spending, credit, saving and investing.

 

6/20/17

The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides 30 high school students with a great chance to investigate careers and educational opportunities in today's transportation industry and beyond.

3/20/17

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Summer Camp provides information about the challenging career pathway opportunities in the profession of pharmacy and exposure to the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences to interested and motivated high school students.

3/27/17

The highly competitive Pro Bono Scholars Program gives third-year law students the opportunity to take the February New York State Bar before they graduate, then work full time in a pro bono placement while taking one course for their final semester of law school. The course, taught partially via distance, explores access to justice issues and lawyering skills, and includes a short paper and presentation at a local conference.

3/27/17

The School of Public Health and Health Professions advises, serves and partners with various organizations throughout our community.

6/20/17

Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls to these fields and to inform families about STEM education and careers.

3/27/17

Tinker is a unique, one-week summer engineering camp for high school girls. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the diverse fields of engineering through hands-on projects, workshops, presentations and visits to local engineering companies. Invaluable connections will be made as students are mentored by professional women engineers, faculty and students — as well as work in teams with other participants.

4/18/17

The UB Center for Urban Studies (UB CENTER) Summer Academic Camp on Neighborhood Development is designed to improve the skills of middle school students in reading, writing, research, computer use, collaboration, critical thinking, communications and problem solving by having them work on a “real-world” neighborhood development project in the Martin Luther King, Jr. neighborhood.

6/20/17

UB and National Grid partnered with Science is Elementary, a California-based nonprofit, to bring scientists and engineers to Westminster Community Charter School classrooms once a month to do structured, hands-on science experiments that are aligned with the Common Core curriculum. The program began with kindergarten and first-grade classes in January 2014 and will expand to higher grades each school year.

6/20/17

UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and National Grid team up each summer to sponsor a four-day engineering workshop for Western New York students entering their sophomore or junior year in high school.

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