Diversity in SEAS

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community—one that will enrich engineering education and empower our students, faculty and staff to achieve their goals.

Connect with mentors that align with your research interests.

Our students and faculty engage in fundamental research and pioneer new technologies that address big challenges faced by society.

As a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) student at UB, you will have access to LSAMP staff that can pair you with award-winning faculty mentors whose research aligns with your interests. 

Gain the skills you need to succeed.

LSAMP students and summer researchers have the opportunity to attend complementary workshops and networking events designed to help students develop and improve the soft skills employers around the world expect. 

LSAMP students at a networking event.

Prepare your path as a future faculty member.

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The Distinguished Research Fellowship Program seeks PhD graduates from underrepresented groups with strong academic track records and demonstrated potential to be successful future faculty members. Qualified participants may be able to transition into tenure-track faculty positions in UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Maximize your academic success.

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The Engineering Design and Innovation (EDI) Scholars Program, funded by an NSF S-STEM grant, provides low-income students the opportunity to be part of a hands-on, community-based cohort of scholars who will learn how to put social justice theory into practice in STEM fields.

Join our diverse and inclusive network.

Here in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community—one that will enrich engineering education and empower students to achieve their goals. Guidance, resources, and student services are available to ensure a safe and support environment for everyone in the SEAS community.

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Student Clubs and Organizations

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    The National Society of Black Engineers is the largest student managed organization in the country. NSBE seeks to promote the recruitment, retention, and academic excellence of students of color in engineering and science.
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    The Society of Women Engineers encourages women to achieve their full career potential as engineers and leaders by expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and by demonstrating the value of diversity.
  • oSTEM
    oSTEM@Buffalo is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTTQQIA+) and ally-affirming organization that aims to provide services and support for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to create a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    SHPE UB inspires and motivates underrepresented students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University at Buffalo and in the Buffalo area.
  • UB DivTech
    Previously known as UB Scientista, UB DivTech promotes diversity in technology by trying to provide equal access to opportunities such as internships, scholarships, hackathons and conferences.
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers.
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
    SASE is dedicated to the professional and educational advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers.
  • Phi Sigma Rho
    Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority exclusively for women in engineering. Phi Sigma Rho sisters strive for academic and professional excellence but recognize that developing lasting bonds of friendship and support with other women in engineering is essential to our success.

Resources and initiatives that make an impact.