Month: September 2012

Tour of the Medical Campus on October 5th!

Take a tour of the Hauptman-Woodward Institute and Roswell Park Cancer Institute with UB STEM and McNair Scholars!

October 5th from 2:30pm – 4:30pm

See flyer for more info!


Opportunities in Engineering Conference – All expenses paid!!

The University of Wisconsin is now accepting applications for the annual Opportunities in Engineering Conference ( The conference objective is to increase the number of domestic engineering students (particularly those from underrepresented groups) receiving graduate degrees in engineering.  This year’s conference is scheduled for November 7-10, 2012.

All expenses including travel, housing, and food are paid by the College of Engineering (with the exception of food for Saturday and Sunday).  Applicants selected to participate will hear faculty research presentations, tour laboratories, meet with current graduate students and individually with faculty in the students area of interest, and tour the city of Madison as well as the UW campus. All applicants should be in their Junior or Senior year; students who have already completed a baccalaureate or Masters degree are encouraged to apply.  Application deadline is Friday, September 28, 2012.

The Application is available here:

More information on the conference is available at:

If you have any questions about the application process or opportunities available in the College of Engineering, please feel free to contact me directly.


Kelly Burton
Opportunities in Engineering Conference Coordinator

PAID Internship with the NYS Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation

The New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII) is seeking a self-motivated, dependable undergraduate engineering student to assist on a research project concerning driving simulation and teen driver training. The student will be assisting a Graduate Research Assistant on various tasks including, but not limited to: data collection and analysis, development of training scenarios, subject recruitment, creation of surveys and other web tools, and researching other relevant material. Students will receive an appropriate stipend for their efforts.

 Junior or Senior Undergraduate in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial or Computer Science preferred)
 Minimum GPA 3.4
 Ability to commit to 8-10 hours per week
 Interest in motion simulation and computer graphics
 Ability to complete tasks independently, with minimal supervision
 Preferred: Familiarity with Matlab

Any questions or inquiries should be addressed to Ian Duncan at

Project Description: Comparison of Driving Simulation Fidelity for Novice Driver Training:
The leading cause of death in teenagers in the United States is automobile accidents. Young people ages 15-24, make up about 14% of the US population but account for 30% ($19 Billion) of the total cost of motor vehicle injuries. In 2009 about 3000 teenagers, ages 15-19 were killed along with over 350,000 treated in emergency departments for injuries. NYSCEDII is looking to study and analyze driver behavior within a driving simulation to identify the appropriate level of fidelity needed to improve teen’s driver skills behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.