Celebration of Student Academic Excellence
April 23, 2014
UB Center for the Arts (N. Campus)
Schedule of Events
12 pm - 2 pm
Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Competition
Black Box Theatre
Outstanding Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Posters
Highlighting Community Service, Domestically and Internationally
Presented by the Center for Student Leadership & Community Engagement and the Honors College
Making "Les Miserables" at UB: A Glimpse into the Theatrical Creative Process
2:30 pm - 4 pm
- Welcome by Satish K. Tripathi, university president
- Remarks by Charles F. Zukoski, provost
- Recognition of students
- Scholars of Excellence
- SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence
- SUNY Undergraduate Research Innovative Exploration Awards
- UB Undergraduate Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity
- UB Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research
- UB Sigma Xi Graduate Resarch Awards
- UB Student Organization Award for Excellence in Academics and Service
- The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring
- A performance from UB's spring '14 production of ďLes Miserables," by members of the UB student cast, directed by Nathan R. Matthews, associate professor and director of music theatre
Please register for the Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
- Sean Bearden - Winner
- Stephanie Kong - Honorable Mention
- Nigel Michki - Winner
- Kristina Monakhova - Honorable Mention
British Marshall Scholarship
Forty Marshall Scholarships are awarded per year to finance young Americans of high ability to study at the graduate level at a United Kingdom institution in any field of study.
As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.
- Jill Ricotta - Nominee
- Phillip Tucciarone - Winner
Critical Language Scholarship
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, this award offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.
Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives. The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."
- Dominique Bertrand - Winner
- Jessica Blank - Nominee
- Courtney Burroughs - Finalist
- Farhana Hasan - Finalist
- Aquilla Hines - Finalist
- Stephanie Klajbor - Nominee
- Laura LeVon - Finalist
- Christine Tjahjadi-Lopez - Nominee
- Matthew Zaslansky - Finalist
Glamour's Top 10 College Women
Any woman who is currently a full-time junior at an accredited college or university is eligible. The judges will score entries based on the following criteria: leadership experience (34%), personal involvement in community and campus affairs (33%), and academic excellence (33%). The entry with highest overall score will be declared the potential winner. An essay is required - describing the student's most meaningful achievements and how they relate to their field of study and future goals. The winners receive $5,000, recognition in a Glamour issue, and a trip to New York City (a prize worth approximately $6,500).
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - the federal memorial to our thirty-third President - awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
- Samah Asfour - Nominee
- Kerry McPhee - Nominee
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation awards eighty $5,000 scholarships annually to undergraduates who will pursue careers relating to the environment, and to Native American or Alaska Natives interested in tribal public policy and Native American health care. Through these scholarships, the Foundation hopes to encourage future leaders across a wide spectrum of policy, science, education, social science and health fields.
- Laura Godly - Nominee
- Rebecca Johnstone - Nominee
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support ($40,000 per year plus tuition waiver and fees) for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.
- Tresor Mavinga - Nominee
- Cory Mikida - Nominee
- Zachary Pace - Nominee
- Michael Rossi - Nominee
- Phillip Tucciarone - Winner
National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Scholarships
NSEP supports undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate high levels of academic performance and strong motivation to internationalize their education by developing expertise in the languages, cultures, and world regions less commonly studied by Americans.
- Michaela Rubinfeld - Nominee
- Colin Tucker - Nominee
The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at the University of Oxford, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field. The scholarships, which include all educational costs and living and travel allowances, are awarded to students who exhibit intellectual excellence, leadership, and concern for others.
- Jill Ricotta - Nominee
- Phillip Tucciarone - Nominee
Sigma Xi Graduate Research Awards
Sigma Xi is an international honor society of science and engineering. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Here at UB, the local chapter has sponsored the Sigma Xi Student Research Competition annually for over 20 years, providing a venue for UB's research community to share their work across the entirety of science and engineering. Three winning posters are selected; the student winners are presented with certificates.
SMART The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence
This special award honors SUNY students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts.
- Kelsey Barbour
- Erin Ellis
- Emily Fiore
- Courtney Kodweis
- Taylor Lansing
- Andrew Lyons
- Elise Martin
- Kayla Maxwell
- Daniel Ovadia
- Elise Roberts
- Amanda Sherman
- Matthew Silver
- Christine Tjahjadi-Lopez
- Phillip Tucciarone
- Trenton Van Epps
UB Student Organization Award for Excellence in Academics and Service
This award recognizes clubs that take what they learn in the classroom, and apply it to assist others. The award-winning organization receives a plaque engraved with their name. The plaque and a group photo of their membership are displayed in the Student Union during the next academic year. Additionally, the group receives a $1,000 stipend to be used for the continuation of their service to others while utilizing their unique academic talents.
- UB Against Cancer
UB Undergraduate Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity
The UB Undergraduate Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity recognize outstanding contributions from each decanal area that achieve superiority in presentation, content, and scope, and which therefore merit acknowledgement as efforts worthy of university-wide distinction. The University at Buffalo is pleased to recognize undergraduate student projects that exhibit the highest characteristics of achievement among this select group.
- Dylan Burns
- Brittany Cesar
- Stanley Diih
- Robert Dingman
- Ryan Hauser
- Jon Goodrum
- Susan Little
- Ian Liu
- Ifechukwu Ononye
- John Pender
- Abigail Romano
- Christine Schaefer
- Zi Yi Alina Tan
- Phillip Tucciarone
Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research
The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the Libraries, and the collections.
- Lee Swaydis
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. It is open to individualsócollege seniors, recent graduates, and career changersówith undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences. Fellows will attend enriched, school-based master's-level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools.
- Megan Ross - Winner
Celebration of Academic Excellence 2013 Video
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