Explore UB Research and Innovation

Student works on a medical equipment with a mentor.

Gain a deeper understanding of exciting innovations and research in your area of study or interest. This is a great way to learn more about research as an undergraduate student before getting started on a project of your own.

Project description

This project is designed to help students gain a deeper appreciation for, and ability to discuss, exciting innovations and research in their respective area of study or interest. Through a series of facilitated assignments, students will explore and reflect on major innovations and make connections with their own academic and professional goals.

  1. Sign-up for the Reflection Digital Badge, which includes the activities listed below.
    • Self-evaluation and reflection using NACE's career competencies 
    • Watch and respond to a video workshop entitled "Telling Compelling Stories about Our Experiences and Achievements."
    • Create a video narrative that describes your project experience and how it connects with your academic learning and career goals.
  2. Share a narrated PowerPoint presentation synthesizing the following:
    • Profile 3 UB faculty members or researchers who have made significant contributions in a field related to your interest. Include citations and overview of their work. Start by exploring faculty on UB's department webpages. 
    • Select and interview 1 faculty member about their research.
      • Why are they relevant and important within broader contexts?
      • How does this research relate to your own academic and professional goals?
    • This should be submitted (uploaded) in the "optional assignment" module in the Reflection Digital Badge. 

Project outcome

  • Support your career preparation by synthesizing your achievements and experiences through compelling communication and application materials.

Project mentor

If you have any questions, email the project mentor!

Charlie Baxter

Assistant Director

Experiential Learning Network

Phone: (716) 645-8494

Email: cbaxter2@buffalo.edu