Learn through research or entrepreneurship

By the water, in the labs or interacting with business clients, you'll discover more about yourself. UB offers many opportunities for research collaboration and entrepreneurial enterprise.

students and wind turbines.

Students engage in hands-on research, investigating potential Lake Erie pollution sources at Woodlawn Beach with wind turbines in the background.

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Explore your interests

UB's nationally recognized Experiential Learning Network (ELN) helps students expand their horizons and meet their potential. It connects them to a growing number of scholarship opportunities in academic departments across the campuses—from African-American studies to urban planning. 

Immerse yourself in research

UB's scholarly communities help you mine the university's rich opportunities for research and creative endeavors. Faculty advisers and instructors can guide you across the broad spectrum of academic disciplines or work with you to narrow the focus and launch specific projects. Choose how you live, work and socialize with like-minded classmates.

Share your findings

Showcase your accomplishments at the annual Celebration of Academic Excellence.

Learn more about the Celebration of Student Academic Excellence

CURCA helps fund UB students who are accepted to present their research at SUNY's undergraduate research fair in Albany, at disciplinary conferences and annual meetings, and at annual conferences hosted by the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research and Council on Undergraduate Research.

Apply for research awards

UB can help fund your research project and assist you in getting the experiences and skills you’ll need to compete for national and international research awards and scholarships.

Engage your entrepreneurial side

UB provides many opportunities for students to engage in entrepreneurial activities from a pitch contest to a start-up competition. From internships to the Blackstone LaunchPad, UB nurtures your desires for innovation.

Shared research facilities and equipment

The university has several shared facilities that support active research by faculty members and their students. These are among the most frequently used spaces.