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The List - One year, hundreds of stories. 2014-15 Progress Report.

Engineering and Applied Sciences

7/6/14

"Nanojuice" and photoacoustic tomography could provide a noninvasive way to diagnose IBS, and celiac and Crohn's diseases.

7/11/14

Fall offerings from the University at Buffalo’s TCIE feature new business improvement classes for professionals working in any industry, as well as early bird pricing for two popular certification courses.

Genome research moves forward
7/18/14

State economic development officials have approved spending $48 million to create a genome research center in Buffalo, part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative.

SEAS makes organizational changes
7/24/14

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has made a number of new administrative appointments for the upcoming academic year.

7/24/14

Five faculty members representing the health sciences and engineering have been named University at Buffalo Distinguished Professors for 2014. The appointments are effective Sept. 1.

7/24/14

Will every household soon have a 3-D printer? How does origami lead to safer airbags and other innovations? Will robots do more than vacuum your home? These questions and much more will be deliberated as roughly 2,000 engineers gather Aug. 17-20, in Buffalo, N.Y., to discuss advanced manufacturing and design.

'CanJam' is space-bound
7/28/14

An automated satellite steering system designed by UB researcher Manoranjan Majji  has been selected by NASA to be part of Virgin Galactic's  SpaceShipTwo commercial research flight.

7/29/14

Today, Andrew Whittaker, PhD, SE, director of MCEER at the University at Buffalo, will tell Congress that the United States is not prepared for effects of a major earthquake in a large urban area.

7/29/14

Gyroscope-aided bikes and cars may one day rule the road. But before the technology reaches the ground, a University at Buffalo research team will test similar equipment in outer space.

8/6/14

Aga is a researcher in UB's new RENEW initiative, which focuses on energy, water and environment research.

8/6/14

The activities are part of the National Grid/UB Engineering Leadership Camp for high school students.

8/14/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by.
8/15/14

Up to 2,000 engineers worldwide are expected at the event, which takes place Aug. 17-20 in downtown Buffalo.

8/17/14

These topics and more will be discussed as up to 2,000 mechanical engineers gather in downtown Buffalo.

Our energy future
8/18/14

National Grid CEO Steve Holliday told a UB audience that the progressive approach to energy use at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is a model for the future.

8/18/14

Engineering conference in downtown Buffalo focuses on advanced manufacturing and design.

8/19/14

The session features NASA administrators, successful entrepreneurs and local business leaders.

8/22/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Three University at Buffalo professors have received a $368,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research technology that could revolutionize product engineering by allowing designers to better measure consumer perceptions and customize products accordingly.
A rack of computer servers on an earthquake shake table
8/29/14

In buildings such as data centers, power plants and hospitals, earthquakes could cause highly-sensitive equipment to swing, rock, fall and generally bash into things.

9/8/14

Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been named interim vice president for research and economic development.

9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A University at Buffalo project that aims to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in cloud computing research has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
9/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Monika McFoy, who formerly worked as an academic coach coordinator in the University at Buffalo Academic Resource Center, was named executive director of the Buffalo Engineering Awareness for Minorities (BEAM) program in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
9/17/14

The University at Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), will present a day-long public workshop that aims to increase awareness of air pollution-related research from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.

9/24/14

The rise of digital communication has connected the world to an endless stream of information, but it also has left people, businesses, government agencies and critical infrastructure vulnerable to data theft and Internet-based threats.

9/26/14

Carl Lund, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

9/30/14

The grants subsidize the cost of improving an innovation, upgrading or introducing new technologies, addressing product development and testing challenges, and more.

Honoring excellence
10/9/14

The UB community came together to honor the work of colleagues, mentors and friends at the annual Celebration of Faculty/Staff Excellence.

12/2/14

In a continuing effort to promote interdisciplinary research, and foster relationships with government and industry to grow the Western New York economy, the University at Buffalo is making some of the region’s most advanced science and engineering equipment, and cutting edge research facilities, available for use.

12/4/14

David Kofke, PhD, is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in UB's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

12/8/14

The courses, which range from half-day seminars to a 9-month certification program, assist professionals with improving personal and company performance.

12/18/14

Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist, has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.

12/22/14

The biomedical advancement could make chemotherapy more efficient, reduce its side effects and improve how doctors treat some of the most deadly forms of cancer.

12/29/14

Each company will collaborate with UB researchers and offer internships, scholarships or jobs to students.

12/31/14

UB researchers made headlines around the world this year with studies on coffee, climate change, babies’ eating habits and more.

1/15/15

It’s one thing to simulate an earthquake on a model structure inside a laboratory. It is another to rattle a standing California building with 50 tons of force.

1/20/15

Tomorrow’s doctors could use this technology to obtain a super-clear picture of patients’ organs and tissues.

1/21/15

On Jan. 22, the founding principals of BIG will offer an update on the institute’s inaugural year, including insight on successful collaborations with industry.

1/26/15

The University at Buffalo TCIE will use Twitter to discuss continuous improvement (CI), a business strategy that focuses on progressing operations through proven methods and tools.

1/28/15

The companies expect to create 164 jobs and invest $8.7 million in Western New York.

1/29/15

Software to help companies retrieve files. A deployable wall to protect waterfront properties from flooding. A software platform that makes e-books more interactive. And a device to recover and refine precious metals. These are the business startup ideas that earned four enterprising University at Buffalo students $8,000 each in seed funding.

Startup funding awarded
1/29/15

Four UB students earned seed funding for their startup ideas as part of UB's Entrepreneurship Lab.

Spotlight on UB ‘innovation’
1/29/15

National television cameras came to campus last semester to focus attention on UB research that is attracting worldwide interest.

2/4/15

The James H. Cummings Foundation of Buffalo has given $1 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

2/4/15

National television cameras came to campus last semester to focus attention on a UB innovation that is attracting worldwide interest.

2/13/15

Is a new diet or exercise program working for a friend? If so, there’s a good chance that you will try it, too.

2/18/15

The reluctance to part with mobile phones, laptops and other gizmos – sometimes called “gadget hoarding” – is part of a larger and more troubling issue: managing electronic waste, or e-waste.

2/19/15

Mark T. Swihart, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named executive director of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI).

2/23/15

Student engineers take over the Student Union bringing robots, 3-D printed boats and other cool stuff.

2/27/15

UB engineers created new optimization models that could eliminate bye week disadvantage, make other improvements.

3/4/15

The SPIR program provides up $25,000 for participating organizations.

3/4/15

The companies expect to create 40 jobs and invest $12.5 million in Western New York within five years.

3/10/15

Several UB graduate and degree professional programs have been recognized as among the best in the country.

3/12/15

Buffalo Sabres and libraries join UB and partners in expanded STEM programs for K–12 students.

3/16/15

Thanks to a grant awarded by the New York State Department of Labor, the University at Buffalo’s TCIE will prepare dislocated workers from Erie County for entry-level to mid-level manufacturing jobs.

3/19/15

Casey Bunce has a fever and the only prescription is — well, you know the rest, at least if you’re familiar with the “Saturday Night Live” sketch whose catch phrase “more cowbell” has been part of the pop culture lexicon since 2000.

3/20/15

The event will spotlight new patents, student innovators and startup companies in UB’s business incubators.

3/20/15

The five-day event, part of a new advanced degree program under development, includes lectures on genomics, Antarctic ice sheets and more.

3/20/15

Among the 236,000 University at Buffalo alumni around the world, only a select few are recognized by the University at Buffalo Alumni Association (UBAA) each year. This year, honorees include Venkat Panchapakesan (MS ’90), head of engineering for YouTube, and Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle (BS ’81), commander of the Navy Medicine Education and Training Command at Fort Sam Houston.

3/23/15

The structure will compete in the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon contest.

3/25/15

Welcome to the Engineering Club at Sweet Home School District’s Heritage Heights Elementary. Joey and Anton are eager third-graders working on how they can attach the back wheels (CDs) to an axle (pencil) to a car body (foam core board) that will be powered by a rubber band.

3/27/15

The program can help Western New York companies of all types and sizes – from manufacturers and lending institutions to health care providers and nonprofit organization.

4/7/15

Ninety seconds is all that will stand between 100 students and the first steps toward turning their business ideas into a reality.

4/7/15

The award winners - from the Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany areas - were chosen from a nationwide pool of 1,206 students.

A robot squatting on four spindly legs
4/14/15

A UB research team aims to bring robotics to construction sites.

4/14/15

Nallan C. Suresh has traveled the world teaching executives how to better serve customers by examining and reconfiguring their supply chains.

4/15/15

The 11th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence takes place April 16.

4/15/15

The April 23 summit will encourage women to enter the science and engineering workforce and support those on the path already.

4/16/15

Three graduate students took first place in the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for a biotechnology venture that offers a revolutionary new way to deliver cancer drugs.

Honoring excellence
4/17/15

UB students, faculty and administrators recognized the outstanding scholarly, research and creative achievements of students at the annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence. 

4/20/15

New biotech method could lead to development of HIV vaccine, targeted cancer treatment.

4/22/15

Engineering students have teamed with his nonprofit to help rural Kenyans.

Mentoring stars
4/23/15

In recognition of the outstanding guidance and support they give UB undergraduates, faculty members Ana Mariella Bacigalupo, Lance Rintamaki and Mark Swihart have been named recipients of the Meyerson mentoring award for 2015.

More women in STEM
4/24/15

New York State’s chief digital officer told a UB audience last week that culture change and education are critical to increasing the numbers of women in STEM-related careers.

4/27/15

They expect to create 39 jobs and invest $597,000 in the region within five years.

4/29/15

It is the only institute of higher learning in New York in 2015 to receive the honor.

Math brains
4/30/15

A three-member interdisciplinary team of UB students was among the winners in a prestigious international mathematical modeling contest.

4/30/15

A model conceived and developed by a three-member interdisciplinary team of UB students was among this year’s winners in a prestigious international mathematical modeling contest.

ublogo
5/1/15

UB professor considers trip to Nepal with research team to study performance of building structures.

5/1/15

PhotoZyne, the startup led by the three UB graduate students that won this year’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, has done it again — this time at the state level.

5/5/15

The award is widely considered the highest honor in the United States for journalism.

5/7/15

The initiative will help provide individuals with greater leverage in securing higher-wage jobs and employers with better insight into worker proficiency.

5/11/15

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship continues to grow, awarding a record class of 34 UB scholars, as well as transitioning from a scholarship to fellowship program.

5/12/15

Four others - including distinguished faculty, alumni and Buffalo natives – will receive honors at the event.

5/13/15

The tool, developed by UB researchers, is used worldwide by academia, industry and government.

5/14/15

Mention the idea of that universal translator to UB senior Natasha Sanford and, though not a science fiction fan, she immediately starts solving the problem of real-time, speech-based translation.

Stelios
5/15/15

The grant will support eight graduate students per year for five years.

Confucian educator
5/21/15

George Lee's work on UB’s international profile is nothing short of momentous.

Constantinou receives Newmark Medal
5/21/15

UB faculty member Michael Constantinou has received the prestigious award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in recognition of his work developing seismic protective systems.

Putting theory into practice
5/21/15

UB engineering students are designing and building technology to address and rectify real-life space-exploration problems.

5/22/15

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement – called a metamaterial hyperlens – doesn’t climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects.

5/26/15

Three UB students are participating in a Pre-Seed Workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in launching a high-tech company.

5/27/15

Three Rochester-area alumni will be recognized by the Rochester Chapter of the UB Alumni Association during its inaugural awards ceremony on June 4.

5/28/15

UB is investing $25 million in an initiative that will harness the strengths of UB faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.

5/29/15

Three new varieties of erythromycin created by UB researchers kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

5/29/15

An international research team led by University at Buffalo engineers has developed the device.

6/3/15

What made certain structures collapse and others hold up is what UB's Andreas Stavridis will study.

6/3/15

The group includes For-Robin, a UB spinoff company developing a cancer therapy.

Building bridges
6/8/15

A team of UB engineering students took fourth place — UB’s best finish yet — in the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition.

Space Bulls shine
6/11/15

UB's team in the NASA-sponsored Mars rover competition placed third — its best finish yet — at the contest held earlier this month in Houston.

Nursing professor Davina Porock
6/12/15

The University at Buffalo’s Institute for Person-Centered Care (IPCC) recently awarded grants totaling more than $31,000 to five UB faculty members for aging and person-centered care research.

6/18/15

This year's number of UB winners matches last year's, which was the most in recent memory.

6/22/15

Moises Sudit, an entrepreneur, professor and center director, has been appointed UB’s associate vice president for sponsored programs.

6/25/15

Congressman Brian Higgins announced that UB's Andreas Stavridis received a National Science Foundation grant for earthquake research.

6/29/15

The innovative entrepreneurial program pays eight student-led technology startups to further their respective businesses.