School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Engineering a Better Future

The UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is New York State’s biggest public engineering school, and its best. We are teaching—and graduating—the workforce of the future and helping drive growth in economies across the state and around the world. Now, to have an even larger impact, we’re launching major initiatives and aiming to be among the top 25 public engineering schools in the country. Why? To prepare our graduates to engineer a better, more innovative future for us all.

Here Is How We Train Students to Make Contributions All Over the World

At UB, our can-do, solutions-oriented approach prepares our graduates to address real-world needs for robust, resilient bridges and buildings that can withstand powerful earthquakes and other extreme events; clean, affordable drinking water for all; sophisticated navigation and safety systems for self-driving cars; cardiac pacemakers that don’t require batteries and better ways of getting medicine and food to remote, underserved areas. Our students come from over 70 counties and a variety of backgrounds, and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are core tenants of our program. We look to further enhance the diversity of our student body by establishing scholarships that will enable all qualified students to attend. Once here, our commitment to mentorship and experiential learning opportunities is what differentiates us, and enables our students to seize opportunities to be out in the world to contribute to innovation and economic development. Your investment will also allow us to re-engineer our own facilities to create a best-in-class, inspiring environment for student learning and research—where everyone feels welcome and supported.

Here Is How We Turn Cutting-Edge Research Into Real-World Solutions

Our research expenditures put us in the top 10 percent of U.S. engineering schools. But it's our can-do attitude and commitment to solving problems that puts us in a league all our own. For example, our SMART initiative—Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies—finds new ways to minimize environmental impacts, reduce life-cycle costs, and improve human and robotic performance so industries can go green—affordably. We put our faculty side by side with students to push the limits of science, engineering and computing. We look to you to help us by creating endowed chair and professor positions that are crucial to our ability to not only recruit the best faculty, but also to retain those UB faculty who are already making an impact. Your support will also provide the necessary funds to rehabilitate lab spaces where our scholars conduct their cutting edge research. Whether they are working on artificial intelligence or solar-powered water purifiers, investing in our faculty pays off—for all of us.

Two students using a machine to work on a piece of equipment in a lab.
A student working with electric wires in a lab.

Here Is How We Tackle Global Engineering Challenges in Our Own Backyard

Our work is changing the world for all of us, but we believe that in order to innovate at the highest level, we must prioritize engaging diverse viewpoints—offering direct engineering experiences to women, minority and underrepresented students and setting them up for success. Your generosity enables us to offer initiatives like our Women in Science and Engineering and Diversity Peer Mentoring programs, which foster community within the School and ensure all of our students thrive. With your help, we will continue to invest in programs like these as we educate a new generation of leaders who will look and act differently than engineers of our past, allowing us to push the boundaries of knowledge further than ever before. 

We are seeking your investment in solving society’s critical challenges.

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The Power of Your Investment

We are 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 updating our facilities and making our 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 of Engineering and Applied Sciences to a new level—and as we engineer a better, brighter future around the world.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

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Judy Wolfe

Senior Executive Director of Advancement

922A Kimball Tower, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 881-1377; Fax: (716) 829-4736


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