2018 Erich Bloch Symposium

June 4 - 5, 2018 | Buffalo, NY

Our annual symposium is dedicated to the late Erich Bloch, former director of the National Science Foundation who helped endow the Department of Materials Design and Innovation at UB.

A selection of keynote speakers, moderators and panelists at the 2017 Erich Bloch Symposium.

(From left) Krishna Rajan, Erich Bloch Chair and Empire Innovation Professor, Department of Materials Design and Innovation, University at Buffalo, C. Daniel Mote, Jr., President, National Academy of Engineering, William C. Harris, President and CEO, Science Foundation Arizona, Rita R. Colwell, Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland at College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, President and Chairman of CosmosID, Inc., and 11th Director of the NSF, Robert W. Corell, Principal, Global Environment Technology Foundation.

Latest Announcements

Save the Date: June 4-5, 2018

Mark your calendars! This year's Erich Bloch Symposium will be held June 4-5, 2018 in Buffalo, NY. This year's theme is Accelerating Innovation for a Regenerative Economy. More details to come!

group of students at the 2017 WNY Youth Climate Action Summit

This year we are pleased to feature a pre-symposium STEM Master Teachers Climate Change Workshop, Saturday, June 2nd. Details coming soon.


UB's solar strand at sunset

This year's symposium will be directly followed by the CoRE Change Agent Summit, Wednesday, June 6th. This post-symposium event is your chance to learn about inclusive innovation in the solar industry.

Event Information

Date: June 4-5, 2018
Location: Buffalo, NY

Pre & Post Symposium Events

STEM Master Teachers Climate Change Workshop: June 2. 2018

CoRE Change Agent Summit
: June 6, 2018

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Latest Announcements

Save the Date: June 4-5, 2018

Mark your calendars! This year's Erich Bloch Symposium will be held June 4-5, 2018 in Buffalo, NY. This year's theme is Accelerating Innovation for a Regenerative Economy. More details to come!

group of students at the 2017 WNY Youth Climate Action Summit

This year we are pleased to feature a pre-symposium STEM Master Teachers Climate Change Workshop, Saturday, June 2nd. Details coming soon.


UB's solar strand at sunset

This year's symposium will be directly followed by the CoRE Change Agent Summit, Wednesday, June 6th. This post-symposium event is your chance to learn about inclusive innovation in the solar industry.

Event Information

Date: June 4-5, 2018
Location: Buffalo, NY

Pre & Post Symposium Events

STEM Master Teachers Climate Change Workshop: June 2. 2018

CoRE Change Agent Summit
: June 6, 2018

Event Start Date: June 4, 2018