High-Tech CEL provides support and guidance to key team members of early-stage and established companies pursuing the high-tech and life sciences commercialization pathway through a combination of interactive educational sessions, mentoring and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and people important to long-term success, such as investors.
The Startup CEL program provides specialized support and guidance to companies pursuing a business opportunity with the goal of helping these companies build more effective teams and better navigate the complex pathway to commercializing their products, service or technology.
Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience is an expansion on BPS STEM Week which occurred in April 2014. SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin initiated the idea in order to improve the STEM education pipeline between the WNY region’s SUNY schools and Buffalo Public Schools. It also was designed to bring increased awareness of the need for education in STEM fields. In 2014, the program expanded to be more school-year-round. It also includes a speakers bureau as well as a reading component with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System joining the effort. STEM Week 2015 took place March 14-20, 2015, beginning with the ISEP (Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership) program’s Science Summit. It included school-based activities and two large events for a few hundred (each event) students from BPS elementary and high schools. Additional locations: Buffalo Public Schools; Buffalo Museum of Science; Roswell Park Cancer Institute Auditorium; Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System
The School Supply Drive is a two-month universitywide charitable drive for school supplies to benefit pre-K through eighth grade students at schools situated around our three campuses: Futures Academy, Bilingual Center, Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute, Highgate Heights Elementary and Westminster Community Charter School. UB employees drop off items in the designated collection boxes throughout the North, South and Downtown campuses that include paper, pencils, rulers, planners, markers, folders, and more. The 2013 program doubled in size from the previous year–with an unprecedented amount of supplies donated and distributed.
The first recommendation in the report, “Opening Economic Opportunity Around UB’s Growing Downtown Presence: Report of the University at Buffalo and St. John Baptist Church Economic Opportunity Panel,” (EOP report), requested that pathways to economic opportunity among UB and its partners be “illuminated.” In response, the Office of Educational Collaboration & Engagement (ECE) created a network of EOP partner agencies and individuals offering employment, education and/or training relevant to workforce opportunities in the downtown medical corridor. Working together with EOP partners, ECE hosted a workshop on the Downtown Campus where leaders from the health care sector, joined by one of the principal architects of the Buffalo Billion initiative, shared information specific to growth plans and employment needs for the region. A follow-up health careers forum provided opportunities for community members to talk with employers who had job openings. As a result of these efforts, a broader workforce plan was initiated that would bring a city-wide workforce strategy that emphasized the involvement of anchor institutions.
Coordinated by the Office of Community Relations, UB’s Universitywide Adopt-a-Family helps make the holidays a little warmer and brighter for a number of local families in need. The Office of Community Relations collaborates with local nonprofits to identify needy families; those families are matched with participating UB departments to provide items from their wish lists. Since 2008, the program continues to grow, averaging over 20 participating departments and matched families each year. Additional location: Downtown Campus