Philip Schneider, PhD '18, MS '16, BS '14, Mark Diamond Research Fund recipient, presented his research focusing on the creation of a replica human arm at the Three Minute Thesis. His award funded materials used to build the test phantom.
Mark Diamond attended UB as a graduate student in the '80s. He was active in the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and he worked tirelessly to make research funds available to UB graduate students as director of the then Graduate Resource Access Development Fund.
Unfortunately, Mark passed away in an automobile accident while serving as the fund director. As a tribute to Mark, the GSA voted to rename the fund in his honor. Recognizing the continuous need to provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities, Graham Hammill, vice provost for education affairs and dean of the Graduate School, created an augmented fund that offers grants to graduate students for research expenses related to their thesis or dissertation.
Dean Hammill will generously contribute $2,500 after the first 70 donations have been made to the Graduate Research Enhancement Fund. If the total number of donors reaches 80, Dean Hammill will increase his contribution to $3,000.