Alumni News

UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences gave its highest honor, the Dean’s Award for Achievement, to Ann Wegrzyn (BS IE 1985; MBA 1990) for her substantial contribution to the practice of engineering and the applied sciences and for her exceptional professional career. 
UB CSEE alumni Michael Lesakowski (MS ’08) and Peter Merlo (BS ’93, MS ‘98); UB staff member Steven Roder; and their team of 40 hockey players helped raise $1.2 million for cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).
On Friday, May 19, UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) welcomed a Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) alumna as the keynote speaker for its graduate commencement ceremony.

The 2016-2017 academic year holds the record for the largest number of graduating students at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in history, a testament to the school’s increasingly renowned international reputation.


“Know that if you do good work, you will be helping someone somewhere in the world,” were some of the words of wisdom Ashish Shah (PhD ’93, MS ’89, Electrical Engineering) shared with students and fellow alumni during the annual Engineering Celebrations event.

It will take 220 million pounds of steel, 300,000 cubic yards of concrete and more than 5,800 workers to build the New NY Bridge—and seven UB alumni are helping to bring it all together.