BUFFALO, N.Y. – Western New York companies lacking
adequate manpower, time or expertise to rectify a recurring issue
or pursue a technical-based aspiration might find the help they
need from students in the University at Buffalo’s School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
UB TCIE, a center that connects the business community with the
expert resources of UB’s engineering school, is seeking
corporate partners for two student engagement programs this fall.
Companies of all types, sizes and maturity levels – from
manufacturers and financial institutions to government entities and
nonprofits – are invited to host one or more students through
the following outlets.
- The one-semester TCIE Engineering Fellows Program provides an
outstanding master’s degree or PhD candidate dedicated to
completing up to three engineering projects identified by the host
company. Fall or spring placements are available. Fellows work 20
hours per week on site, for a total of 320 hours.
- The two-semester Student Black Belt Program, offered in
conjunction with UB’s Department of Industrial and Systems
Engineering, focuses on operational excellence by employing the
Lean Six Sigma problem-solving approach to reduce process
variation. The program, in its 10th year, is one of a handful of
Six Sigma programs offered by U.S. institutions of higher
Students are supported by a Master Black Belt mentor with varied
and extensive industry experience, who works with company officials
to identify a project with defined outcomes and achievable results.
The students work 12-16 hours per week on-site at the company
during the fall and spring semesters, helping to increase
efficiency. Visit http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu/studentbb/
for more details.
Both programs align with the initiative of Liesl Folks, dean of
the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, to increase
experiential learning opportunities for students and heighten
interaction with the corporate community.
“For industry, there’s a huge advantage to being
able to ‘try before you buy’ through internships that
often lead to job offers,” Folks said.
For more information on how your company can benefit from one or
both programs, contact Gary Simon at 716-645-8837 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May
TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence; it provides a
dynamic link between UB’s expert resources and the
region’s business community. Its core focus on engineering
solutions and operational excellence drives continual improvements,
and ignites innovation and technological advantages. For more
information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses,
visit www.tcie.buffalo.edu or call