Call for Participants ~ Shoe Usage Study

A research team from the School of Engineering and School of Management is conducting research in support of engineering design on user-product interactions. This current study is a focused case study using shoes with embedded sensors. We are currently looking for participants to take part in this research in the following ways:

Field study
● You will be given shoes for use during a 3+ hour work shift. Participants will simply perform their regular duties.
● Integrated sensors will be collecting data the entire time.
● During use, you will be asked to complete two short surveys (1-2 minutes) which will be sent to your smartphone via email (minimal data usage). At the beginning and conclusion of the shoe use period, there will be pre- and post-use surveys (10 minutes max per survey).

Eligibility requirements
● Any students working on UB North Campus who are currently working 3 hours or more on a regular shift.
● Job duties require you to be on your feet most of the time (example: Campus Dining, Starbucks, Commons, Library, Bookstore, etc.)
● Smartphone capable of receiving emails and accessing web survey
● Must wear shoe size of:
o U.S. Men size 9, 10 or 11
o U.S. Women size 7, 8 or 9

Participants will be paid $20
If you are interested in participating, please sign up via the form at:

Once you complete the form, we will contact you for scheduling as openings occur.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Andrew Olewnik
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Call for Participants ~ Research Study on Endurance

You are invited to participate in a University at Buffalo research study on the effects of age and weight on endurance. Participants will perform a set of endurance tests involving their hand, shoulder, and back muscles in a laboratory setting in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at UB. The study consists of 4 sessions lasting approximately 1.5 hour each. Participants will be compensated $10/hour.

– Age 25 – 65
– Body Mass Index 18.5 – 40kg/m2
– No current or recent history of a physical disorder affecting the wrist, arm, or back
– Not involved in any regular aerobic or resistance training

Please contact Lora Cavuoto (email:, phone: (716) 645-4696) with any questions or if interested in participating.

GSA Election and Referendum Results

The GSA Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2015-2016 GSA Officer Elections and Referendum:


Christopher Atkinson: 299 votes
Kristin Slonsky: 241 votes
(89 abstentions)

Vice President:

Amy Miu: 498 votes (131 abstentions)


Karl Reza Sarvestani: 515 votes (114 abstentions)

These elected candidates will officially take office as of June 1, 2015.

Referendum Results:

Mandatory: 415

Voluntary: 214

Thank you to all of the students who voted!


GSA Election Committee

Kevin Stout (EC Chair)
Joshua Flaccavento (EC)
Alison Vitale (EC)
Juhi Roy (EC)
Luis Ulloa (EC)

Call for Participants ~ Graduate Students of Color in STEM

Graduate Students of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

You are invited to participate in an interview for a research study on Black and Latino graduate students in STEM fields. The goal of the study is to gather information about the experiences that led you to decide to attend graduate school, and your current experiences in your graduate program.

The interview will take about an hour and you will be compensated $10 for participating.

In order to participate you must:

1. Be a graduate student in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field

2. Self-identify as Black/African American or Latino/Hispanic

3. Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

4. Be willing to share your experiences
For more information, please contact:
Nancy Campos, Ph.D. Candidate
Educational Culture, Policy and Society