A Celebration of Student Academic Excellence takes place each spring.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Atrium
3:30 p.m., Mainstage Theatre
If you will be attending the poster display and/or the celebration ceremony, please register online.
Many of the fellowship/scholarship award decisions are still in flux. We will continue to update each student's award status (listed after their name) as we learn of changes.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
Forty Marshall Scholarships are awarded per year to finance young Americans of high ability to study at the graduate level at a United Kingdom institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.
Fellows travel to Washington, DC, to learn about leadership and governance and to explore careers in public service.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, this award offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools world-wide. The program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships are awarded by the Department of Defense (DoD) to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of fifteen disciplines. The DoD awards fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support ($40,000 per year plus tuition waiver and fees) for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.
The National Security Education Program’s Boren Scholarships support undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate high levels of academic performance and strong motivation to internationalize their education by developing expertise in the languages, cultures, and world regions less commonly studied by Americans.
The Yenching Scholarship is a highly selective interdisciplinary graduate program at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China. The program provides scholars with full scholarships for a one-year master’s degree.
This special award honors SUNY students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts.
The UB Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity recognize outstanding contributions from each decanal area that achieve superiority in presentation, content, and scope, and which therefore merit acknowledgement as efforts worthy of university-wide distinction. The University at Buffalo is pleased to recognize student projects that exhibit the highest characteristics of achievement among this select group.
Graduate Student Honorees:
Sigma Xi is an international honor society of science and engineering. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Here at UB, the local chapter has sponsored the Sigma Xi Student Research Competition annually for over 20 years, providing a venue for UB's research community to share their work across the entirety of science and engineering. Three winning posters are selected; the student winners are presented with certificates.
The UB “Journey of Discovery” Library-Supported Undergraduate Research Prize recognizes excellence in student research that incorporates significant use of information resources provided via the Libraries.
The Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award was established to recognize outstanding undergraduate performance in scholarship and athletic prowess, and to encourage continuation into graduate or professional education. The recipient of this award must be committed to the pursuit of subsequent graduate study in any field or discipline at any accredited college or university.
Presented annually by the Graduate School, the UB Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award acknowledges a truly outstanding dissertation researched and written by a UB doctoral student who has received a PhD from UB within the past five years. Dissertations nominated for this award are expected to be highly distinctive with the potential to make an impactful contribution to the author’s respective field of study.
The UB Three Minute Thesis Award recognizes PhD students who have excelled in effectively explaining their research in three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia to celebrate the exciting and innovative research conducted by PhD students.
View a list of past student honorees.