Diversity and Outreach News

Philip Odonkor, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, is one of 15 UB students who has been named a recipient for the 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Rishabh Bhandawat, a PhD student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, can imagine a world in which engineers are setting an example for inclusion and diversity, where people can express their gender identity however they choose and be met with acceptance.


Over the past five years, Alvaro Giron has been serving as a project engineer and cost analyst for Turner Construction, where he has helped ensure that projects like the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles stayed within budget.


While common in everyday life, the science behind this phenomenon is not well understood.

UB undergraduate Paolo Bourdeau plans to use the research he conducted during a 10-week Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) research internship last summer to make his home country of Haiti more resilient to hurricanes.
As a summer research project, Adrian Denner, an undergraduate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, set out to scavenge useful energy from the vibrations of a thermoacoustic resonator.