Student News

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.

Emerge makes scientific topics more accessible to the average student.


More than $60K in startup funding and services awarded.

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.

Nine UB students in management, computer science and computer engineering won first place in the Northeast Collegiate Cyberdefense Competition.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded UB’s student chapter a Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities, a distinction earned by just the top 5% of all ASCE student organizations.