Winter Session Project Challenge

Work on a project from anywhere this Winter to get experience and career skills between semesters.

Start or Continue a Project

woman works on her laptop in a coffee shop.
  1. Start a project from the list of featured projects below by emailing the project mentor OR continue a project you've already started.
  2. Work on the project and digital badges from wherever you are at your own pace. Continue your project in the spring semester.
  3. Ask questions or customize a project by making an appointment with an ELN staff member!

Participate in the Challenge

Apple AirPod headphones.

Students who work on projects over Winter Session and share their experiences via social media will be entered into a drawing for Apple AirPods!

Post about your progress on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at least 2 times using #ELNProjectPortal. Each post between Jan. 6-24 will be counted for a chance to win!

Remote Winter Session Projects

The projects below are highlighted because they can be done remotely. Simply reach out to the mentor to get started. 

Virtual Reality offers dementia patients the opportunity to relive happy moments in familiar surroundings from the comfort of their chair.
Students will help develop the new Community Bicycle Lab at Hope Revival Children's Organization in Mara, Tanzania in collaboration with Spoke Folk Community Bicycle Project from Dunkirk, NY.
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.
Assist UB's global partners in finding quality, free or low-cost information and data by becoming information search experts.
Transform your international travel plans into a dynamic mentored project, earning digital badges, accessing the benefits of mentoring, and deepening your learning.
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).
Seeking students to research public health challenges in various populations, with a goal of developing classroom resources, tools and strategies.
Seeking students to help develop a new  crafting project to celebrate and support women and their work
Through this project, students will learn about the tourism reform initiative and its impact on the economic vitality of Inuyama, Japan.

Project Benefits

  • Gain professional skills.
  • Maximize your talents.
  • Boost your resume.
  • Make a community impact.