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Architecture and Planning

7/29/20
Are you fluent in Burmese and/or Arakanese and interested in working on a transformational project with a committed group of interdisciplinary researchers? Join us as we document the impact of the West Side Bazaar on the local food system.
7/29/20
Get involved in an initiative for the afforestation of the UB North Campus.

Arts and Sciences

7/29/20
Students will contribute to research by running operant conditioning experiments on birds and mice to measure complex sound perception.
7/29/20
Students will participate in developing computer programs capable of morphing between two different sounds produced by a singing whale.
7/29/20
Seeking students to contribute to research exploring motor-disease protein complexes and their role in intracellular transport, as they relate to disease initiation and the aging process, and the development of neuroprotective treatments.
7/29/20
Students will explore why and how mass extinctions occurred during the past, helping us better predict how the current mass extinction will proceed.
7/29/20
Community Cooks is an ongoing, collaborative project that brings together a collective of local and national food justice organizations advocating for communities of color in Western New York.
7/29/20
Do you wish there was a way to share the things you are passionate about with the world around you? Share your creativity, interests, and talents through UB's Community Voices Collaboration!
7/29/20
Participate in UB Bees environmental initiative to help grow UB's mission of sustainability.
7/29/20
This project invites students with a working familiarity of either the Arabic or Devanagari scripts to help collect records of Hindi-Urdu (H-U) inscriptions through collating references and requesting articles and other notices describing them.
7/29/20
The Smoking Research Lab, led by Dr. Stephen Tiffany, is always looking for motivated, conscientious, and intelligent undergraduates to join our research team!
7/29/20
The Editing Digital Culture project seeks to link students with projects that are working to transform historical cultural documents into high-quality resources for the public on the web.
7/29/20
This project explores natural light stable isotopes to investigate biological, chemical, environmental, and physical processes.
7/29/20
Our long-term research goal is to decipher the gene regulatory network that directs the embryonic development of various types of neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARC, aka ARH).
7/29/20
Students are invited to apply to take part in an archaeological excavation in Gournia, a Minoan town, during Spring or Summer.
7/29/20
Seeking students interested in understanding how signal transduction pathways regulate morphogenetic responses as relevant to human health, cancer and other diseases.
7/29/20
Learn more about how our memories are able to discriminate between highly similar stimuli. Get hands-on experience in research by running participants through computer-based memory experiments.
7/29/20
Seeking students to engage with IACE- International Artists & Cultural Exchange, hosted by the UB Department of Theatre & Dance, bringing artists from around the world to UB, promoting interdisciplinary activities and extending dialogue into the community.
7/29/20
Use Google Earth Engine to explore and analyze recent changes in an unusual system of interlocking glaciers in Eastern Greenland: the Glacier de France system. 
7/29/20
This project entails the investigation and collection of æsthetic experiences—visual, mathematical, scientific and otherwise—to assist the 21st century Individual in curating collections of Aesthetic Moments.
7/29/20
Students will research climate change in the Arctic and East Asia employing organic "biomarkers" as proxies for hydroclimate and temperature in lacustrine, marine and loess archives.
7/29/20
"Modulating Mind, Body, and Space" introduces basic concepts and techniques for conceiving, building, and programming objects, spaces, and media that sense and respond to their physical surroundings.
7/29/20
Seeking students to join research utilizing behavioral, genetic, and vivo neurophysiological techniques to study neural connections with reward-related brain areas associated with drug-taking behavior.
7/29/20
You are invited to submit a research proposal for the Northeast Modern Language Association's (NeMLA) 2nd Undergraduate Research Forum at its 51st Convention.
7/29/20
Chemical synthesis is an important tool in sustainable efforts of our society; new catalysts that use earth abundant materials is a major theme in our green chemistry science research.
7/29/20
Observe the sniffing behavior of different primate species at a rescue center in Vietnam.
7/29/20
The study aims to investigate how well English-speaking children between ages 3 and 5 are able to produce grammatical sentences in a picture description task.
7/29/20
Students will work with experienced members of the student body to develop a new user-friendly database using coding, programming and web design.
7/29/20
Have you ever wondered about the role of psychology in legal issues? Design a research project to collect and analyze data and investigate questions at the intersection of psychology and law.
7/29/20
What can writing in public spaces tell us changes in literacy, tourism, ethnic identity, and how history is remembered?
7/29/20
Learn what nature looks like at 10^-20 meters and study the Higgs boson, dark matter, and other huge questions about our universe.
7/29/20
Students will work with Professor Walter Hakala to research ancient technologies of water retrieval, storage, and distribution across present-day India along with current efforts to revitalize neglected structures.
7/29/20
While earning academic credit, students will be able to deepen and enrich the study of their chosen major, participate in study beyond the classroom, develop critical thinking skills, and learn about: urban education, mentorship, diversity, classroom management, lesson planning, counseling and much more!
7/29/20
Seeking students to examine the thoughts people have about their thoughts (i.e., metacognition) with specific projects examining the origins and consequences of confidence, people's attributions, and perspectives people take on their own thoughts.
7/29/20
Trace the origins of literature, millions of phrases at a time, using digital methods to discover and analyze how authors creatively use the work of others.
7/29/20
Seeking students to engage in research exploring changes to Asian cultures as part of a broader research project examining the spread of syphilis and the chili pepper in South Asia. 
7/29/20
Seeking students to work with Prof Surajit Sen on fundamental and applied problems in nonlinear and statistical physics, study of conflicts and battles, social systems and other topics to be crafted based on overlap of interest.
7/29/20
Take a spring break trip (3/16 - 3/22) to the Actors’ Renaissance Season at the American Shakespeare Center, and earn academic credit while enjoying immersion in early modern theater practices. 
7/29/20
Students will engage in researching magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) , helping to develop iron MRI contrast agents, making measurements, fitting data, and preparing samples for MRI studies. 
7/29/20
In an age of Google Translate, Viki, fan fiction, and YouTube, explore how translators adapted their craft to make sense of new media.
7/29/20
Seeking students to examine the ways in which religious texts and scholars circulated across Asia, assembling materials to be employed in a future graduate seminar on the history of translation in Asian religious traditions. 

Dental Medicine

7/29/20
Students will explore the use of a technology through a new biotech company, experiencing the translation process of converting a lab technology to a practical product used in daily life.
7/29/20
The project will involve testing materials that can be used to enhance bone regeneration at defects in the jaw bones of humans, using CT scanning techniques and developing a system of measurement of bone volume.
7/29/20
Students will work with various biomaterial fabrication techniques such as electrospinning, 3D printing and chemical synthesis to innovate biomedical applications that can sense and release antimicrobial agents.
7/29/20
Students will join the Arany lab in using light based interventions to promote wound healing and tissue regeneration, using Lasers and LEDs and other non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatments to improve human health.

Engineering and Applied Sciences

7/29/20
Explore the use of nanotechnology to remove environmental pollution and treat polluted water to achieve clean and safer drinking water.
7/29/20
Students will research the role of storage iron in the brain through image processing algorithms, solving physics-based equations using experimental data, or using high-level image analysis strategies.
7/29/20
Students will help build an Early Warning Monitoring System that could help alert scholars, community members, and government officials to locations within Buffalo, NY, where undesirable changes may occur in the near future.
7/29/20
This project integrates laboratory research with water quality modeling to understand the interaction of urban-natural water cycles.
7/29/20
Communicate with satellites in geosynchronous orbit using radio signals to gather information about their orientation.
7/29/20
Students will look at challenging topics related to decision, risk, and big data analytics.
7/29/20
Seeking undergraduate researcher to work on a project that defends against a web attack named formjacking, where attackers inject malicious javaScript into a web page that steals sensitive payment information.
7/29/20
Seeking students to work on emerging biometrics, exploring the use of brainwave, heart beat, gait, gesture and other live body features.
7/29/20
Highly motivated students will assist in novel research into the statistics of aerosols in a unique flow-chamber through experiments using state-of-the-art high-speed lasers, high-speed tomography, and development of laboratory apparatus.
7/29/20
This project aims to develop and test a new fish-inspired robot that minimizes undesirable inertial recoil found in traditional fish swimming, while being capable of achieving high speeds and efficiency.
7/29/20
Seeking an Engineering student to design a new computational framework to warp and blend driving simulator screen graphics.
7/29/20
Refine water treatment techniques using the scientific method to identify dependable, low-cost solutions to help individual households gain access to clean water.
7/29/20
LSAMP fosters diversity and an interactive science community for students who are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Join this paid, 10-week summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
7/29/20
The mHealth research team at UB is seeking smartphone hackers looking for research experiences and academic publications.
7/29/20
Seeking students from a wide spectrum of disciplines to work on subsystems of satellite being built to be flown by NASA through its CubeSat Initiative as part of the Air Force University Nanosatellite Program.
7/29/20
Students will research the properties of natural gas as a promising resource for clean energy, exploring implications for methane emissions and other limitations.
7/29/20
Research will seek methods to analytically predict racking displacements so that bridge designers can take measures to accommodate these displacements.
7/29/20
Seeking students for projects prototyping a set of self-powered embedded sensor systems for pervasive computing. These projects will sharpen your hardware and software skills.
7/29/20
Share your journey as a student in STEM to spark curiosity, creativity and passion in K-12 students as they explore professional and academic pathways. You'll partner with Belouga.org, a digital platform connecting people in 98 countries, to inspire the next generation of college students.
7/29/20
Students will contribute to the development of a simulator for capture of satellites with nets.
7/29/20
Seeking students interested in sensors and smartphone programming to help equip next-generation smartphones for environmental sensing related to health and fitness.
7/29/20
Structural shear walls will be tested in the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory to understand the benefits of an earthquake retrofit technique.
7/29/20
Seeking students interested in VR and gaming to work with a local industrial company to develop a VR-based rehab system for older adults.
7/29/20
Contribute to core technologies that fuel spatial reasoning in future robotics and augmented reality applications. 
7/29/20
Seeking hardware/software hack interested in helping to develop a novel wearable eating sensor.

Graduate School of Education

7/29/20
Make a difference for children in Buffalo Public School classrooms! Participate in the LEARN Tutoring Project and work towards equity and access in literacy learning for elementary students from diverse backgrounds.
7/29/20
Share your college experiences and strategies for success as a mentor to students at the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School.

Jacobs School of Medicine and Applied Sciences

7/29/20
Students will contribute to the creation and characterization of animal models of neural development using animal husbandry and genotyping, biochemical techniques, morphological and cell biological analysis.
7/29/20
In this project, we will use a variety of pharmacological and sophisticated molecular techniques, including optogenetics, to determine which brain regions and neurotransmitters are responsible for the motivation to consume alcohol.
7/29/20
Students will participate in a USDA-funded project to identify and characterize gene regulatory sequences throughout the genomes of 50 or more insects of agricultural and biomedical importance.
7/29/20
Students will analyze large datasets from modern magnetic resonance imaging techniques, contributing to sub-projects including data collection and analysis, applying graph theory models, and development of software tools.
7/29/20
Students will participate in ongoing research evaluating a patented technology for developing treatments for Breast Cancer patients.
7/29/20
Students will contribute to research using CRISPR technology to create complete gene knockout lines, helping to clarify the exact function of the gene Apol11b.
7/29/20
Seeking Research Assistants with backgrounds in health or life sciences for a team project designed to help pregnant women quit smoking.
7/29/20
Seeking students to characterize gene expression patterns in mosquito embryos, regulatory sequences in transgenic fly and mosquito models, and explore the function of regulatory elements through mutagenesis.
7/29/20
Design and characterize novel biosensors for studying rapid changes of neurochemicals in the brain and organs.
7/29/20
Seeking students to join a new and growing lab that seeks to understand the molecular causes of cancer in order to develop better therapies and improve patient outcomes.
7/29/20
Seeking students for both short and long-term commitments, studying the effects of gut bacteria on kidney function through both animal and human studies.
7/29/20
Students will participate in research exploring the cell and molecular mechanisms of responses underlying healthy remodeling and cardiovascular diseases.
7/29/20
We are using a combination of cell culture based assays to determine how dietary components might affect the metastatic potential of prostate cancer cells.
7/29/20
Students will participate in research exploring immunotherapy for infectious disease toward the goal of eradicating pathogens and increasing patient benefits.
7/29/20
Students will discover new signal transduction pathways in kidney disease and cancer.
7/29/20
Students will research multiple issues relating to iron metabolism in animals and humans, as they relate to genetic and acquired diseases.
7/29/20
Contribute to exciting research on axon degeneration, a centerpiece of many neurodegenerative diseases, and a subject at the forefront of current neurodegeneration research.
7/29/20
This project will take hypotheses developed by bioinformatics-based investigations to wet lab validation.
7/29/20
We will examine the effect of various drugs on apoptosis signaling in microglia and neuroinflammation.
7/29/20
Project will involve electrophysiological measurements of single-channel currents from HEK293 cell transfected with recombinant cDNA.
7/29/20
The Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) is seeking students with strong backgrounds in neuroscience, physics and mathematics to work on quantitative imaging research related to neurological diseases and disorders through innovative techniques and application of bioinformatics resources.
7/29/20
Students will utilize in vitro and in vivo transcription assays to analyze the function and regulation of nuclear actin and nuclear myosins.
7/29/20
Students will engage in research exploring the metabolism, disposition and clinical utilization of clinically useful anticancer drugs.
7/29/20
Be the first to characterize a newly discovered ion channel in the cornea of the eye.
7/29/20
Dysregulated communication between the nervous system and immune system occurs during depressive behavior, chronic pain, and inflammation.
7/29/20
Students will engage in mentored projects under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, conducting laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention.
7/29/20
Seeking Research Assistants to work on a project that helps pregnant women to quit smoking, using multicomponent behavioral interventions including education, monitoring and feedback, and contingent financial incentives.
7/29/20
Seeking undergraduate assistants to work on an exciting research project studying effects of substrate stiffness on vascular cell function and molecular players involved in the vessel stiffening process. (Learn new techniques; 3D Bioprinting and Atomic Force Microscopy)
7/29/20
Students will assist with experimental studies in large animal models of heart disease and learn techniques for blood collection, storage, and assessment of cardiac injury via quantification of blood-based biomarkers.
7/29/20
Research focuses on studying diabetic related vascular complications including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic vascular disease, insulin resistance and diabetic nephropathy toward developing cures for diseases that affect the retina peripheral vessel and kidney.
7/29/20
This project will investigate how residues located in the cytoplasmic domain of NMDA receptors influence this receptor's function.
7/29/20
Projects work toward the development of novel drug and cell therapy for the treatment of demyelinating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and myelin diseases of children such as leukodystrophies.
7/29/20
This project will work to understand the structure and function of enzymes that are used by bacteria to make novel antibiotics and other bioactive molecules.
7/29/20
Determine dysfunctions of brain and nervous systems implicated in stress-related diseases and substance abuse using a variety of electrochemical, genetic and pharmacological techniques.
7/29/20
Study genome stability using a combination of genetic, biochemical and biophysical approaches to understand errors in DNA replication.

Management

7/29/20
Students will contribute to a research project focusing on the establishment of the Economic and Social Empowerment Foundation Inc. (ESEF) as a nonprofit organization that will provide microcredit financing to low-income entrepreneurs in the Buffalo region.

Public Health and Health Professions

7/29/20
Seeking Research Assistants to support a new longitudinal research project examining the factors related to eating behavior in pregnancy.
7/29/20
Investigate how beetroot juice affects the function of cerebral arteries.
7/29/20
Assist in ongoing research that explores how binge-like intake of palatable foods changes expression of key feeding-related peptides.
7/29/20
Students interested in social science, helping professions (e.g., psychology, counseling, social work), and/or public health can participate in federally-funded studies examining close relationships and substance use.
7/29/20
Students will support ongoing research related to eating behaviors and risk factors for obesity among parents and children, assisting with scheduling and running participant appointments, entering, analyzing and possibly presenting data.
7/29/20
Seeking students to contribute to the Environmental Health Study for Western New York investigating environmental exposure in relation to health and identify ways to prevent disease in the future. 
7/29/20
Students will explore public health issues through engagement with a student-run free medical clinic in Buffalo along with rural populations via a remote area medical mission in the Southern states. 
7/29/20
Students will explore improving literacy achievement with elementary school students using preferred reading material in a private elementary school in Buffalo, NY.
7/29/20
An opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine to join a healthtech startup. Your role will have a direct influence on our services.
7/29/20
This project investigates various neurotherapeutics for blast-induced traumatic brain injury.
7/29/20
Seeking students to research public health challenges in various populations, with a goal of developing classroom resources, tools and strategies.
7/29/20
Investigate how soda ingestion influences cerebral vascular function.
7/29/20
Seeking students to work on a longitudinal research project looking at the factors related to teen eating behavior and body composition. Students must commit to 2 consecutive semesters (or more) of service in the lab.
7/29/20
Development and evaluation of a mobile produce market (The Veggie Van) to bring fresh, local, affordable food to lower income and under-served communities.
7/29/20
Write short lay articles about colon cancer and other lifestyle topics to use in a new measure of health information avoidance.

Social Work

7/29/20
Undergraduate research assistants will have the opportunity to work on quantitative or qualitative components of ongoing study, gaining valuable research skills while working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
7/29/20
Spread the gift of education in Haiti and advance social justice.

Local & Global Community Projects

7/29/20
Virtual Reality offers dementia patients the opportunity to relive happy moments in familiar surroundings from the comfort of their chair.
8/4/20
Clarify your academic plans through exploring your interests and goals as they relate to emerging professional fields, academic programs and experiential learning opportunities. 
7/29/20
We will design and develop "classroom kits" for schools throughout the Mara Region of Tanzania, and create a strategy for piloting and distributing the kits.
8/4/20
Has your experiential learning course been disrupted by the recent transition to remote teaching? Explore this project with your instructor as a potential option for completing your course credit.
7/29/20
Inviting UB students to connect with American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) on mentored projects.
7/29/20
We invite UB students of all levels and majors to develop their own projects that align with individual interests, passion and sense of purpose. 
7/29/20
Students will help develop a Community Bicycle Lab through Hope Revival Children's Organization (HRCO) in Mara, Tanzania in collaboration with Spoke Folk Community Bicycle Project in Dunkirk, NY.
7/29/20
From dirt to dynamic data collection. Our community gardens need to be able to collect data in a new way from a younger, more technology savvy group. Help us create an app for gardens that is as fun as Pokemon Go but encourages learning and education.
7/29/20
Seeking students to transform UB's study abroad itinerary into an invitation for other campuses and communities to visit, collaborate with, and invest in women's empowerment and social innovation in Mara, Tanzania.
7/29/20
Work with Hope Revival Children's Organization (HRCO) and  Friendly Water for the World to expand access to low-cost, clean water technologies and information about health and sanitation.
7/29/20
Enhance the knowledge and skills related to menstrual health management in secondary schools in the Lushoto District of Tanga, Tanzania.
8/4/20
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.
7/29/20
Not all failures are best failures. If we are able to identify and explore our most powerful failures, we can reap the many benefits, releasing us from stagnation and stuckness, and leading us to growth and success.
7/29/20
Students will explore improving literacy achievement with elementary school students using preferred reading material in a private elementary school in Buffalo, NY.
7/29/20
Explore and contextualize specific challenges associated with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through mentored research and virtual engagement with partners and leaders from featured sectors and global geographies.
7/29/20
Assist UB's global partners in finding quality, free or low-cost information and data by becoming information search experts.
7/29/20
Do you have plans to engage in a study abroad course, or have recently returned from an international experience? Or perhaps you are interested in immersing yourself remotely in a new geography or culture. 
7/29/20
Students will work with members of Crowd2Map Tanzania and Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania to improve the map of rural Tanzania so that girls can be better protected from FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).
7/29/20
Collaborate with community partners around the world to help prepare for the spread of COVID-19 through the design and production of masks.
8/4/20
Prepare for career and internship opportunities through readying your application materials and creating compelling narratives about your experiences and achievements
7/29/20
Help ensure that elderly community members are healthy and safe in Oyo State, Nigeria, through partnering with PriHEMAC organization. 
7/29/20
Support the development of a reusable sanitary pad project started by UB student, Danielle Nerber (2018).
7/29/20
Share your journey as a student in STEM to spark curiosity, creativity and passion in K-12 students as they explore professional and academic pathways. You'll partner with Belouga.org, a digital platform connecting people in 98 countries, to inspire the next generation of college students.
7/29/20
We invite students to develop their soft skills through exploring leaders and industries of interest, and contributing to the development of a digital soft skills catalog.
7/29/20
Work with Tanzanian partners to design new website celebrating community development projects and opportunities for collaboration 
7/29/20
Working to solve the challenge of transporting goods across international boarders efficiently and cost effectively to increase the economic capacity in rural Tanzania.
7/29/20
Through this project, students will learn about the tourism reform initiative and its impact on the economic vitality of Inuyama, Japan.
7/29/20
Help leverage the power of technology to support Chilblenders Green, a woman-led social enterprise in Nigeria, that is eliminating food wastage and promoting health and well-being 
7/29/20
Students will engage with ongoing and evolving projects in Mara, Tanzania that empower local women through the making and distribution of textiles, reusable sanitary pads, and other handiwork