SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) help students gain engineering experience that complements the classroom. A major focus is hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, and self-defined projects. The ELP continuum includes 4 major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design.
Students should participate in work experience classes and research opportunities. Independent study, internships, and co-op experiences are available. Students can obtain internships and job experiences through UB's Career Design Center. The Experiential Learning Network (ELN) is a clearing house for undergraduate research opportunities.
Occasionally, information regarding opportunities may be distributed via the departmental listserv. In many cases, students can receive academic credit for their work experiences by participating in CE 496 Internship/Practicum while performing the work experience.
Co-op experiences can be pursued in chemical engineering without excessively delaying graduation (requiring just one extra semester) by taking key courses that are offered remotely. Additional details about co-op options are available at the department web site.