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2023 SEAS Academic Experience

Part of UB's Fall Open House

October 21, 2023 | 11:15 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Get to know what it's really like in SEAS! Discover why we're so highly ranked, meet faculty, staff and students from our departments, and explore the opportunities available to engineering and computer science majors.

Please note this webpage outlines the Academic Experience portion of UB's Fall Open House for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Each school will have different Academic Experiences planned. The university's Open House begins at 9:00 A.M. in the Student Union Lobby (check-in starts at 8:15 A.M.)

To attend the events below, please register for Open House and select a SEAS major under your academic interests.


Welcome to SEAS

11:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. | Center for the Arts Mainstage Theater

Dr. Kemper Lewis, Dean, and Dr. Jeffrey Errington, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will welcome you and give a glimpse of what life is like in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Following the welcome presentation, guests will be escorted to the department talks and tours.

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Department Talks and Tours

12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Dive into your SEAS department. Here, you'll have an opportunity to explore labs and facilities, engage in discussions with faculty and current students, and learn more about our student clubs

Program Tour Start Location
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 109 Knox Hall
Biomedical Engineering 14 Knox Hall
Chemical Engineering 206 Furnas Hall
Civil & Environmental Engineering 101 Davis Hall
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Center for the Arts Mainstage Theater
Electrical Engineering & Engineering Physics 230A Davis Hall
Engineering Science, Materials Science and Engineering, and undecided Majors 4 Knox Hall
Industrial Engineering 427 Bell Hall
Can't make it to Open House?

Check out UB Discovery Day on November 10th or tour the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. We host morning information sessions and tours for prospective undergraduates on select dates throughout the year. 

Our Departments

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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers combine the problem solving ability of engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields to develop new solutions for improving human health, health care, and quality of life for all people.

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Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical engineering concerns the design, scale-up, and operation of chemical processes, and the understanding and design of technologically useful materials. Chemical engineers use these same skills to understand and manipulate natural processes, such as in biological systems.

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Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Our highly respected research programs generate the knowledge, tools and leadership needed to address society's largest and most challenging problems in the natural and built environments.

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Computer Science and Engineering

Our combination of computer science and computer engineering reflects our commitment to a modern integrated environment for research and education in computing.

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Electrical Engineering

From smart phones to smart cars to green appliances, electrical engineers turn knowledge into reality.

Our faculty engage in research in the areas of communications and signals processing, nanoelectronics and photonics and energy systems, creating the knowledge that is needed to solve the problems we face today.

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Engineering Education

The Department of Engineering Education is an interdisciplinary department that aims to advance the engineering profession and transform the way in which students are educated.

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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial engineers apply scientific, mathematical and computer techniques to design, model, analyze and improve complex systems.

We prepare students to become effective engineers by enhancing their technical expertise, exposing them to critical issues, and providing them with tools to deal with these issues confidently.

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Materials Design and Innovation

The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) is a forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative that will address regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate research and education in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology. 

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MAE is one of the broader engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design and manufacturing. Aerospace engineering includes the traditional aeronautics and astronautics applications, as well as aerospace-related component development and vehicle and propulsion system design.

Explore SEAS Student Clubs

Thank you to our Corporate Partners!

Gold Partners

  • Linde

    Linde is the world's largest industrial gas company by market share as well as revenue. Linde makes our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world.

  • Moog

    Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, industrial machinery, wind energy, marine applications, and medical equipment.

  • National Fuel

    National Fuel Gas Company is a diversified, integrated energy company dating back to the early 1800s. National Fuel is committed to the safe and environmentally responsible production, transportation and distribution of natural gas in New York and Pennsylvania. 

  • Rich's

    Rich’s is a family-owned food company founded in 1945 and dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From Supply Chain operations and R&D, to Sales, Marketing, IT and so much more, a career in the food industry brings infinite possibilities.

Silver Partners