Education and Research

Our world-class faculty and students are constantly seeking to bring their ideas, discoveries and expertise into direct practice and experience. Explore below to learn more about the many ways in which UB schools and departments are sharing this knowledge with the goal of improving lives and strengthening our communities.

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  • Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

    The mission of the Alberti Center is to reduce bullying abuse in schools and in the community by contributing knowledge and providing evidence-based tools to effectively change the language, attitudes and behaviors of educators, parents, students and society.

  • BEAM: Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities

    BEAM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building diversity in STEM fields by encouraging, supporting and preparing underrepresented students of all ages to pursue a future in STEM. BEAM offers a variety of programs throughout the year that are designed to provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • Center for Urban Studies

    The Center of Urban Studies is a research-based organization that seeks to advocate for the needs of marginalized groups in Buffalo’s communities. Through the use of “action-based research” and community engagement, the organization works to bring about solutions for the issues of many groups near UB’s campuses.

  • Clinical Legal Education

    Student lawyers work under the supervision of skilled faculty to engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development and effective problem-solving work in experiential settings.

  • College Success Centers

    The College Success Centers were designed to serve students in middle and high schools in the Buffalo Public School system to educate and encourage them about their opportunities and ability to attend institutions of higher education. The centers are staffed primarily by graduate and undergraduate students who are committed to helping high school students understand the holistic college application process. 

  • GenCyber Computer Summer Camp

    Come learn about the exciting world of cybersecurity at UB's GenCyber Computer Summer Camp. Each day, students will participate in many hands-on computer activities to learn about different cybersecurity topics.

  • Girl Scouts Go to Medical School

    This event, hosted by the American Medical Women’s Association, provides an opportunity for UB medical students to introduce basic medical and neuroanatomical knowledge to young girls in the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts are shown how to operate basic medical exam equipment (like stethoscopes and reflex hammers), and learn about human anatomy, including the skeletal and neurological systems. This event hopes to encourage girls’ interest in the medical field, and offers a Q&A session for the girls and their parents to learn more about the journey of becoming a medical student.

  • Head Start for Tomorrow’s Scientists

    Jobs in the biomedical sciences are going unfilled in Western New York due to a lack of qualified applicants. To address this problem, UB medical school professors have developed an innovative grant-funded program aimed at getting high school students interested in careers in science. The professors are teaching basic gene-annotation techniques to area high school science teachers, who then teach the techniques to their students as a way of introducing them to the field of bioinformatics.

  • Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute

    The vision of the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute (IRRI) is to create and share practical knowledge on immigrants and refugees and to improve their lives in the region, in the nation and in the world, with a particular focus on refugee issues in collaboration with Western New York newcomer communities. Based on human rights perspectives, the members of the IRRI utilize research as a tool to sustain the dignity of every immigrant and refugee.

  • Institute for Sustainable Global Engagement

    The mission of the Institute for Sustainable Global Engagement (ISGE) is to promote and support global engagement, collaboration and professional action among social work faculty, students, graduates and staff.

  • Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP)

    The focus of ISEP is the critical middle school experiences of students in science and engineering as they transition to high school. The project utilizes an innovative approach to teacher professional development among 12 high-needs urban schools (including “feeder” middle schools and their corresponding high schools) via courses and interdisciplinary research experiences, development of science and technology classroom materials that are aligned with state science learning standards, and inquiry-based curricula.

  • Liberty Partnerships Program

    Students at Waterfront Elementary School, Futures Academy, East High School, and Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts are served by the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) for the purposes of dropout prevention.

  • Mini Medical School

    University at Buffalo’s Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences partnered up with UBMD’s Physician’s Group to host Mini Med School, a med school experience available for anyone sixteen and older in the WNY community who is interested in the medical school, or in medical education in general. Classes on a wide variety of compelling medical subjects geared toward the layperson are taught by some of UB's leading physicians and researchers.

  • MoneySKILL®

    The University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank have partnered to bring MoneySKILL®, an innovative personal finance curriculum, into area high schools. MoneySKILL is a free, interactive, Internet-based curriculum that educates students to make informed financial decisions on a variety of personal finance issues, including income, money management, spending, credit, saving and investing.


  • National Summer Transportation Institute

    The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides 30 high school students with a great chance to investigate careers and educational opportunities in today's transportation industry and beyond.

  • Pharmacy Summer Institute

    The University at Buffalo Pharmacy Summer Institute is an extraordinary opportunity for high school and college students to explore career options in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.

  • Pro Bono Appeals Program

    Created by UB’s School of Law and New York State Bar Association Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, the Po Bono Appeals Program provides free legal representation to clients in need of assistance. Prospective clients must apply in advance. 

  • Summer Math Program

    In partnership with the University at Buffalo and funded by the Cullen Foundation, the UB Summer Math Program is a free math camp open to girls in and around the Buffalo area who are entering grades 4 to 10.

  • Tech Savvy

    Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls to these fields and to inform families about STEM education and careers.

  • National Grid STEM Mentoring Program

    UB and National Grid collaborate to bring scientists and engineers to Buffalo Promise Neighborhood School Westminster Community Charter School (WCCS), once a month to guide students through structured, hands-on science experiments. UB faculty and staff utilize a combination of professional online teaching resources and qualitative feedback from BPN teachers to develop our 60-minute lessons.

  • UB/National Grid Leadership Camp

    UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and National Grid team up each summer to sponsor a four-day engineering workshop for Western New York students entering their sophomore or junior year in high school.