No doubt you look back on the start of your college career as a time of both fear and excitement, of uncertainty and opportunity. You were perhaps for the first time living away from your first family, the one that raised you, and you were starting to come to grips with the real meaning of personal responsibility. You shared the fun and challenges of college with many peers who had the same feelings, and faculty who wanted to help you through it all, and from this you formed friendships and professional relationships that will last your entire lifetime. In truth, your alma mater is a second family, your academic family, and as such you should expect to remain connected to it for all your years (indeed, consider the meaning of the term alma mater itself).
We hope you look back on your time at UB as a period of personal growth and maturation, and feel that this process was nurtured by your experiences here. Really, UB is where you shaped your professional identity, and we hope that this gives a true sense of connection to this place and to all who have worked and studied here. Most of all we hope that you will stay engaged with us. There are many ways that you can follow and contribute to the continuing success of the Department, so that you can always look at your connection to CBE@UB as a real point of pride.
The following links provide means for our alumni to communicate with us, with each other, and with our current and future students.
Mark Swihart co-authors pioneering study to gauge toxicity of quantum dots in primates, with a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases like cancer through nanomedicine. >>
David Kofke and Andrew Schultz awarded for development of the etomica modules, a community-developed suite of interactive simulations helping students understand molecular origins of macroscopic behaviors. >>
In collaboration with researchers from Praxair, Inc., the group of Mark Swihart has developed a new technology for producing nanoparticles of copper, silver, palladium and other metals and their alloys. >>