Matthew Grappone Scholarship Fund

Headshot of Gregory B. Jarvis.

This scholarship fund provides support for students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with preference for those who work for UB’s central computing services organization.

Mattnew Grappone received his BS in Aerospace Engineering in 1987 and his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, and was employed at Computer Information Technology (CIT — now known as UB Information Technology) at UB. Matt spent 12 of his 30 years connected with UB in these two areas, before he passed away unexpectedly.

This scholarship will be used to help the educational pursuits of individuals enrolled in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with preference being given to students who work for UB Information Technology.

The fund was established in 2003, when friends and family honored Matt by creating a scholarship in his memory.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is powerfully positioned to help solve humanity’s greatest global problems and to strengthen the economy and the manufacturing sector in Buffalo and Western New York. By making world-class engineering and applied sciences education affordable and accessible to all exceptional undergraduate and graduate students, we have the power to transform lives, careers and the world in remarkable ways. Please partner with us as we take the school to a new level—and as we engineer a better, brighter future around the world.

Other Engineering and Applied Sciences Funds

News from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • UB team to improve wood stoves, save energy

    UB engineers Paul DesJardin and Joseph Mollendorf are collaborators on a $2.5 million project funded by the Department of Energy to develop and test low-emission, high-efficiency residential wood-fueled heaters.

  • Zhuang recognized by Society for Risk Analysis

    Jun Zhuang, a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Director of the Decision, Risk and Data Laboratory, was honored by SRA with its 2019 Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Analyst Award. 

  • Turning Pain into Purpose

    Brooklyn Democratic Party Leader Rodneyse Bichotte is a Lifelong Trailblazer. As Brooklyn’s Democratic Party Leader, Bichotte, is not only the first woman leader of the 42nd District, but also the first Black woman to lead a county committee in New York City and the first Haitian-American from New York City elected to the state assembly.

  • Faculty find creative ways to teach amid distance learning

    As educators and students across the nation rapidly adjust to distance learning, CSEE's Igor Jankovic and Todd Snyder developed an innovative tool to help faculty teach students online.

  • Research rolls on despite COVID

    A university-wide team led by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development began making plans to reopen labs, studios and other learning environments weeks after the pandemic forced their closure in March.

  • UB team earns IELTS USA Best Practices Award

    Ensuring that all graduate students, both domestic and international, are ready to contribute to the job market is one of the core values of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The school's efforts were recently recognized with the Best Practices in International Enrollment Management Award from IELTS.

  • Neelamegham elected Fellow of BMES
    Sriram Neelamegham, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society for his contributions to the fields of vascular bioengineering and glycoengineering.