When you hear “Student Sandbox,” you probably think of a playful, easy way to spend some time. In reality, it’s an intense, fast-paced, entrepreneurial training program sponsored by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad.  
An article in Business First reports UB is launching the Artificial Intelligence Institute – or UBuffalo.AI – a new institute that will explore how to combine machines’ ability to ingest, connect and recall information with concepts that humans excel at, such as reasoning, judgment and strategizing, to develop dynamic human-machine partnerships.

AI expert, David Doermann, recruited to Buffalo as inaugural director.


Several University at Buffalo schools and departments were ranked within the top 100 institutions in their field worldwide in the 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

A story on WIVB-TV reports that UB is training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals after receiving a $2.39 million National Science Foundation grant. It interviews Shambhu Upadhyaya, professor of computer science and engineering.
An article in Business First reports UB has received a five-year, $2.39 million National Science Foundation grant to boost its cybersecurity program.
An article on Next Gen Transportation News reports Olli, the 3D-printed bus developed by Local Motors, is undergoing testing at UB that will inform policy on transportation issues, reliability and safety, and quotes Venu Govindaraju, vice president for research and economic development.

Hui Meng,a  professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named a Fellow of ASME. The designation recognizes her outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering.

UB Students for the Exploration and Development of Space competed in the world's largest intercollegiate rocket competition, earning third place in the payload challenge.

The project aims to attract students from middle school to graduate school.