His love of space began in kindergarten, but Christopher Scolese (BS '78) credits the broad and somewhat unique curriculum at UB for ultimately leading him to his position as center director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Five students from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are among the fifteen UB students to receive the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The awards were presented by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson at a ceremony April 10 in Albany.
An article on Vice’s Motherboard about new technology that will allow ships to sail autonomously reports Buffalo Automation, a startup that began at UB, has raised $900,000 to help commercialize its AutoMate system, a collection of sensors and cameras to help boats operate semi-autonomously.
A story on WIVB-TV reports on a parking app called Spot Swapper developed by UB computer science alumnus Andrew Mingola that pairs students who are looking for parking with students who are getting ready to leave spots on both the North and South campuses, and tells users the make and model of car to look for in the parking lot.
A story on WKBW-TV interviews Thiru Vikram about his company, Buffalo Automation, that he founded in 2015 as a UB student, to develop a driverless boat that works with existing autopilot technology, but can see and react in real time to different obstacles or hazards in the water.
Fifteen University at Buffalo students have received 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, presented to them by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson April 10 at an awards ceremony in Albany.
An article in Business First reports Buffalo Automation has received $900,000 in seed funding to expand pilot tests of its AutoMate system, a high-tech platform that helps steer self-driving ships around specific obstacles and directly to long-term destinations even during the night.