Month: February 2012

Math is the Major of the Month!

Math is the Major of the Month!

Check out the link for events hosted at UB for Math majors!


Street Team – Help Promote UBLinked!

Street Team Ad

Attached is a flyer for our newly organized UBLinked street team.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us out with this great project. The student volunteers will help us to design and implement a marketing and education plan. They will help be the face and the brand of UBLinked! All while gaining valuable marketing, public speaking, team building and project management skills. Any questions or thoughts can be directed to Jackie Guglietta, Graduate Intern for Unions and Activities, at

Western New York Prosperity Scholarship

Dear UB Students,

The Western New York Prosperity Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Please review the following for additional information.

Western New York Prosperity Scholarship | Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Seeking entrepreneurial students interested in improving the Western New York Region 

The application process for the 2012-2013 WNY Prosperity Scholarship is underway. This scholarship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. To be eligible for this scholarship support of up to $25K annually and based on financial-need, undergraduate students in engineering, management, biomedical science, and biotechnology must have at least junior-level standing during the award period; be in good academic standing; have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy; and have financial need. Graduate students are also eligible. For full details, visit the scholarship website at

Western NY Prosperity Scholarship Information Sessions & Events

Students interested in applying for the Western New York Prosperity Scholarshipare encouraged to attend one of the following informational sessions to learn more about the scholarship program and gain valuable information about the Western New York Region.

§  Panel Discussion: Western New York Business Leaders

Thursday, February 23rd | 6:00 PM, 17 Norton Hall

Hear from leaders in Western New York who have harnessed the support of the community through entrepreneurship! Western New York Prosperity Scholars and students interested in applying for the scholarship are encouraged to attend.  Dinner will be provided.  Panelists include:

§  Beth O’Keefe, Business Development Officer, Erie County Industrial Development Agency

§  Martin Casstevens, Business Formation and Commercialization Manager, UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer & Economic Outreach

§  Jason Yots, Preservation Studios, practices community and economic development law.

§  Western New York Prosperity Scholarship Information Session

Wednesday, February 29th at 2:00 PM, 17 Norton Hall

Seeking entrepreneurial students interested in improving the Western New York Region.  Students interested in applying for the Western NY Prosperity Scholarship are encouraged to attend this information session to learn about the scholarship program and the application process.

To apply for the WNY Prosperity Scholarship, undergraduate applicants must be in an approved major in any of the programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; or in the School of Management’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program; or in either the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences or the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Graduate applicants must be accepted into a UB graduate program in any of the programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, or in the MBA program in the School of Management, or in the MS program in Biotechnology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

UB Counseling Services Upcoming Events

UB Counseling Services, part of the Student Wellness Team, has three events we would like to share with you:

1.      America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments. A screening of the documentary that examines our unhealthy obsession with weight. Director Daryl Roberts will be on hand for a Q & A session afterwards. Doors open at 6:30 on Monday, February 27. Film starts at 7:00 in Student Union Theater. More information here:

2.      Open QPR trainings. QPR is a nationally recognized suicide prevention program. This FREE training lasts only two hours and can help save the life of someone close to you. Our next training is February 20, 2012 from 1:00-3:00 in the Student Union Room 210. We will offer two more trainings later in the semester. You can register at this link:

3.      The Writing Contest is accepting entries through February 27. This year’s topic is Speak Up! Make A Difference! Writers are encouraged to address bullying, harassment and how speaking up can make a positive difference. The grand prize is $250! Submit your entry here:

Binghamton University offers fee waivers

Binghamton University (BU) is dedicated to diversifying graduate education by providing LSAMP students and McNair Scholars application fee waivers. Binghamton also offers fellowship opportunities, including the Clifford D. Clark Graduate Fellowship for Diversity and the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded State University of New York (SUNY) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) at Binghamton University.

Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. Our students work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes Pulitzer Prize winners and groundbreaking scholars.

BU offers more than 60 master’s, 30 doctorate, and 50 accelerated degrees, plus 15 certificates and non-degree graduate coursework.

Search a complete list of graduate programs, view application deadlines (late applications may be considered), and find additional program information here. Already know what program you’re interested in? Check out our admission requirements or apply now.

Coffee Hour for Engineers – Feb. 27th at NOON

Coffee Hour for Engineers

Come learn how to make the most out of your undergrad engineering experience!
Discuss the realities of engineering with current graduate engineering students!

Date: Monday, February 27
Time: 12 Noon – 1:30 PM
Location: 140 Ketter Hall
RSVP here:
(so we know how much food to order)

Summer Public Health Scholars Program


The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students to increase interest and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership between Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University School of Nursing and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Together they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP grant funding was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).

The program is designed for undergraduates in their sophomore or junior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students, who are undecided about their career goals and who have a minimal GPA of 2.5. The program includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders, and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

Here is the link to the application.

Please refer any students with questions directly to me.  Have a great weekend and thanks for the help!

Joseph Korevec, Ph.D., MBA

Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

Mailman School of Public Health

Columbia University

722 West 168th Street, Suite 1014

New York, New York 10032

Phone: 212-305-8698

Fax: 212-342-1830

2012 Undergraduate Libraries Research Prize – $500

2012 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research – $500 Award

The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor the 2012 Undergraduate Research Prize.

The Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the University at Buffalo Libraries and the collections. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student teamsis eligible.

  • Research in all disciplines is eligible for the Undergraduate Research Prize
  • Submissions must document use and application of library/information resources in any format (online, print, Web, media, etc.)
  • Research conducted in full or part during the period from January 2011 – February 2012 is eligible
  • Research projects can be presented in any format (print, web-based, media, database, art works, etc.)
  • Prize winning research will be featured on the UB Libraries and Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Web sites and honored at the Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on Thursday, April 5, 2012.

One $500 prize will be awarded.

For more information and/or to apply, please visit:

The application deadline is March 2, 2012.

Rutgers Summer Research Program RiSE (Research in Science & Engineering)

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites undergraduates with interests in physics and astronomy to apply for our highly successful SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAMRiSE (Research iScience and Engineering), We are seeking sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors with strong academic credentials, a passion for research, and an interest in graduate school. We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds.
The RiSE advantage includes:
        ** CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE forefront theoretical & experimental research in astronomy, condensed matter, high energy, nuclear, and biophysics.
        ** EXCITING INTERDISCIPLINARY AREAS: See, for example, our NSF IGERT in Nanotechnology for Clean Energy,, the Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology (IAMDN,, the BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology ( and the Laboratory for Surface Modification (
        ** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: rigorous training in scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school workshops, career exploration, field trips
        ** EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend + on-campus housing + travel allowance
        ** ALUMNI SUCCESS: awards for presentations at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools
        ** GREAT LOCATION with professional & recreational advantages.
        ** FUN AND FRIENDSHIPS: vibrant multi-cultural community and social program.
        ** EASY ON-LINE APPLICATION: Rolling admission is in progress and is highly selective. Apply NOW at!

RPI LSAMP Summer Research Program

LSAMP 2012

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has been given the opportunity to receive additional funding to support our LSAMP Summer Research Program. As a result, we are resoliciting applications from underrepresented minority undergraduate students who are interested in conducting STEM research with RPI faculty this summer. The application is attached and the new deadline is March 1, 2012. Thank you for sharing this information with your students.

Applicants who previously submitted applications do not need to reapply; we are still in the process of considering those candidates.