A-MAZING RACE. Participants in the Fisher-Price Cyber-Engineering High School Workshop in UB's New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation watch as one of the robotic toys designed by the students tackles a maze during a competiton on Friday. Instructor Rajan Bhatt (left) served as a judge. The goal of the summer program is to engage students and teachers in the use of engineering techniques, such as virtual and rapid prototyping, simulation and robotics, to demonstrate the exciting and rapidly changing field of engineering design. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi.)
Partnership with Nike to promote Native American wellness, lacrosse
Two former lacrosse stars who are now part of the UB professional staff and faculty recently played instrumental roles in drawing up a landmark partnership between corporate sports giant Nike Inc. and the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse organization.
"New" religions face misconceptions. American followers of Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism face many challenges and misconceptions regarding their religions, a UB faculty member says.
Beware the "outside arc." The person sitting in the "outside arc" position in a vehicle is at the greatest rick of injury in a rollover accident, UB research has found.
Testing "allergy-friendly" hotel rooms. UB researchers, in partnership with industry, are conducting some of the first scientific air-quality tests of "allergy-friendly" hotel rooms.
Buddhism talks scheduled. Frank Howard, Tibetan lama Ayang Rinpoche's representative in the United States from 1986-2006, will deliver three talks on Buddhism next month in advance of the visit to UB in September of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Grants fund microfluidic device. A UB project to develop a microfluidic device that tests live cells for responses to stimuli by using electrical resistance to measure changes in cell volume is being funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research, and matching funds from Reichert Inc.