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Encouraging Women In STEM

New York State Lt. Gov., Kathy Hochul, speaking to WiSE students on campus.

“I believe that there are so many opportunities in the fields of engineering, science and computing and that we need to encourage more women to do what you are already doing.” Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke to UB students at a Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program in the Experiential Learning Center in Clemens Hall, UB North Campus.

WiSE is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The program offers a number of activities, mentorship, networking opportunities and skill enhancement for female students in the sciences and engineering.

Learn more about WiSE and ways to support women in science.


Recognizing One Year: Department of Jewish Thought

“The Department of Jewish Thought embodies the university’s commitment to a sustained effort to make the intellectual and textual resources of the Jewish tradition, in all its aspects and chronological periods from antiquity to modernity, available for broader humanities, as well as across the divide between the ‘arts’ and the ‘sciences.’”

Sergey Dolgopolski, Chair, Department of Jewish Thought


Spuds in Space

Professors James O. Berry and Mary Bisson, from the Department of Biological Sciences are serving as consultants on a science project designed by Buffalo Public School students that sent spuds to space. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted into space in February for a six week orbit, containing 5,500 pounds of cargo, including 20 potatoes that made their home at UB’s Dorsheimer greenhouse in March to test how space-born tubers fare on Earth.

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