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 Services. Experiential Learning Network (ELN) is a clearing house for undergraduate research opportunities.
Undergraduate Research and Design Experience
Students may collaborate with faculty on a research project, or develop a new research project under faculty guidance by enrolling in BE 498. See the requirements at the Technical Electives webpage.
Students participate in BE research and design opportunities through BE 493 and BE 494. These courses make up the two-semester capstone design sequence in which students, working as a team, realize a solution to a real-world biomedical problem.