An engineering intramural is any problem-based extracurricular engineering activity that provides an authentic (i.e., “real-world”) learning experience for students.
To qualify as an intramural, the activity should allow students an opportunity to contribute to the development of a solution to an engineering problem. The source of the problem can be industry, the community or be defined internally by students and/or faculty.
Students apply for intramural projects through the UB Career Services job board. These experiences are considered "resume builders" and are a direct response to industry feedback reflecting a desire to see relevant engineering experiences, outside the classroom, on student resumes.
Students are encouraged to apply for intramural opportunities when they are available. Intramural opportunities are posted on the UB Career Services job board – Bullseye – under the company entity UB Inc.
Students may develop their own intramural activities as well. You are encouraged to work with Dr. Andrew Olewnik to get started. To qualify as an intramural, an activity should:
We invite industry partners, community organizations and faculty/staff/students to submit problems for consideration. Problems can represent broad domains and result in outcomes like requirements specification and competitive benchmarking, brainstorming and conceptual models, proposal of design concepts and supporting analysis, and/or design-and-build of a prototype.
Since intramurals are voluntary appointments, the following requirements and constraints should be observed:
Potential benefits to companies include: