Why University at Buffalo can’t get enough of #UC2012.
1. Excitement is contagious. I’m excited about the University Challenge every year and I’m sure it shows. Whether in e-mails or whenever I’m talking about the contest in person, I convey to my students that taking the University Challenge is a fun experience.
2. Sending the right message to the right people. This year I’ve worked with the engineering dean’s office in order to make sure all engineering students know that the Knovel University Challenge is back for another year of challenges and prizes. Put simply: if the students don’t know, they won’t play.
3. Prizes Galore. Last year, a University of Buffalo student won the Grand Prize iPad 2 and so far this year another University at Buffalo student has won the Weekly Prize of a Western Digital streaming media player. Knovel always comes up with great prizes for the University Challenge and this year is no exception.
4. School Spirit, Hoorah! Everyone loves healthy competition and the University Challenge Leaderboard allows Buffalo students to see how they stack against other universities. Nothing is more of a motivator than school pride, and University at Buffalo has it in spades!
About Nancy and University at Buffalo:
Last year University at Buffalo had over 280 students compete, and this year they’re sitting at the top of the University Challenge Leaderboard with 300 students.
Nancy has been the Engineering Librarian at University at Buffalo for 22 years. In 1997, she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship. She has a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Library Science from Columbia University in New York City.
The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences — or UB Engineering, to use its everyday name — is the largest and most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State. We currently have 146 faculty members. Our enrollment (Fall 2012) is 2,867 undergraduates and 1,337 graduate students. In 2011-12, we conferred 616 bachelor’s, 430 master’s, and 48 doctorate degrees. We have 28,000 alumni living in all 50 states and in 65 countries. We offer degree programs in seven departments: Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Biological Engineering ; Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering ; Computer Science and Engineering ; Electrical Engineering ; Industrial and Systems Engineering ; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Our research portfolio includes exceptional accomplishment in such areas as: earthquake damage mitigation; tissue engineering; photonics and biophotonics; machine learning and pattern recognition; nanostructures; biosensors; human factors in transportation safety; computer-aided visualization; and information fusion.