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Atif at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC

Atif is currently in Washington, DC, for the 254th ACS National Meeting. He will give a poster titled “Machine Learning Approach for the Fast and Accurate Prediction of Optical Properties of Organic Molecules” this morning in the CINF Division Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Poster Session and one titled “Discovering Polyimides with Exceptional Optical Properties using First-Principles Modeling, Virtual High-Throughput Screening, and Machine Learning” in the COMP Division Poster Session on Monday as well as in the Sci-Mix Poster Session on Tuesday. He had also submitted a talk for the COMP Division but that session got scrapped. Atif will also meet
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Categories: Conferences and News.

Sykhere’s last day in the group as he leaves for Singapore

Sykhere had his last day in the lab today. Originally, the plan was that he would stay with the group beyond his LSAMP Summer Research Internship, but he had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a student exchange to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, which he could not miss out on. We hope he will rejoin the group when he is back in a year. In the meantime we wish him all the best for his adventures abroad!
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Categories: News and Team.

Johannes at the 11th Annual CSTEP Summer Research Symposium

Johannes served for the fourth time as a judge for the Annual Summer Research Poster Symposium of the Collegiate Science & Technology Program (CSTEP) this morning. CSTEP is a grant-funded program sponsored by the New York State Department of Education to support talented underrepresented students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
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Categories: News and Outreach.

Sykhere presents results of his LSAMP Summer Research Internship

Sykhere’s LSAMP Summer Research Internship in the group is coming to an end and he has been presenting the results of the work he has conducted with Mojtaba on three occasions over the last few days, i.e., at the LSAMP Summer Research Program Symposium (poster) and the 23rd Annual McNair Scholars Research Conference in Niagara Falls (poster and talk). The title of his presentation is “Applicability Domain of Machine Learning Models for the Structurally Limited Chemical Data Sets Generated by Virtual High-Throughput Screening”. The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program seeks to diversify the STEM workforce by significantly
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Categories: Awards, Conferences, News, and Outreach.

Atif wins 1st Prize of the Buffalo Student Sandbox Competition

Atif and his team have won the 1st Prize of the Buffalo Student Sandbox Competition. Congrats – well done! The Student Sandbox is sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad, UB’s Office for Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, and the WNY Incubator Network. Student-run ventures can apply for the opportunity to work alongside seasoned mentors, experienced entrepreneurs, and a venture coach, and attend eight weeks of facilitated learning sessions based on the StartUp CEL curriculum. At the end of the summer, teams pitch their ideas for the chance to win up to $10,000 in additional resources.
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Categories: Awards and News.

Atif wins People’s Choice Award of the 2017 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo

Atif and his team have won the People’s Choice Award of the 2017 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo. Congrats – well done! Bright Buffalo Niagara is an initiative that pairs startups and business ideas with funding sources that will allow them to prosper and create a long-term economic impact for Buffalo and beyond. Over 100 high-tech companies have pitched their ideas to potential investors at the Annual Entrepreneur Expo since 2009, and others have received free guidance from business mentors through our Mentor Match-Up Program.
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Categories: Awards and News.