LEADING
THE WAY

Through research and discovery, we are
changing the world

FIND ANSWERS THROUGH SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND PRACTICAL INNOVATION

Stony Brook has earned a reputation as a public research university that thrives on the forefront of discovery. But we see an opportunity to go farther and become a national leader in the kind of collaborative, interdisciplinary inquiry that will drive the evolution of healthcare, energy, digital technology, social policy and a host of other arenas.

We are well on our way. Our research at the Brookhaven Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor is yielding advances that will help our country secure its energy future. Some of our scientists are developing drugs and imaging techniques that can treat Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancer and other diseases, while others have won the Nobel Prize for their work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. And we are actively hiring even more faculty committed to teaching and research in one of ten interdisciplinary “clusters” that are designed to address some of the world’s most vexing challenges. The challenges before us are great, but we have the talent and the drive to face them head-on.

RAISED TO DATE

$154.9M

1/5

U.S. universities to manage or collaborate with a national lab, the Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Stony Brook faculty members awarded Nobel Prizes for their work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

$210M

in sponsored research conducted at Stony Brook annually

1,840

inventions to our faculty’s credit, including the technology behind the MRI and the anti-clotting agent Reopro

PRIORITY INITIATIVES

FINDING THE SOLUTIONS OF THE FUTURE BY STUDYING OUR PAST

Finding the solutions of the future by studying our past
As the work at the Turkana Basin Institute attests, examining the interaction between human evolution and a changing planet helps us better understand our future. In addition to funding new faculty with expertise in ancient molecules, the expanded facilities at Turkana Basin Institute  will allow researchers to dive more deeply, year-round into the fossil record than ever before.

PROTECTING OUR COASTAL CITIES AND SHORELINES

Protecting our coastal cities and shorelines

The effects of climate change combined with a decaying infrastructure pose critical threats to major cities and coastal environments alike. A new Coastal Zone Engineering and Management major will equip students to address these challenges by cross-training them in coastal and civil engineering, environmental economics and hydrology.

CREATING SMARTER SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DECISIONS USING DATA DRIVEN MODELS

Creating smarter social and economic decisions using data driven models

Traditionally, economics has been based on abstract assumptions about how humans behave. But recent psychological experiments have shown us that individual human decision-making is much more subtle and complex than those assumptions allowed for.

A new Center for Behavioral Political Economy will probe new understandings into the subtle complexity of individual human-decision making, exploring opportunities for forming more effective social and economic policy.

REVEALING BIOLOGY’S MEDICAL MOLECULAR SECRETS

Revealing biology’s medical molecular secrets

With new investment in biomolecular imaging, including newly upgraded high field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facilities and world-class computational resources, Stony Brook can continue to explore new frontiers of drug design and other medical therapies.  

REIMAGINING WHAT’S POSSIBLE

Reimagining what’s possible

Additional investment in Stony Brook’s Joint Photon Science Institute will offer unique possibilities to study the structure and properties of materials with the intent of solving an array of innovation puzzles, from designing better batteries to developing more effective drugs.

FINDING SMARTER ENERGY SOURCES

Finding smarter energy sources

New investments in our Smart Energy Technologies research will secure Stony Brook as a leader in discovering cleaner, more sustainable and more efficient forms of energy generation and transmission—advances which are key to our economic health and our national security.

SAVING THE LEMURS AND RAIN FORESTS OF MADAGASCAR

Saving the lemurs and rain forests of Madagascar

For the past 50 years, Stony Brook faculty and students working in Madagascar have been working to preserve the environment, encourage economic development and improve overall quality of life in one of the world’s poorest countries.

By increasing investment in these initiatives, we not only help build a stronger infrastructure and further conservation efforts, but we can apply what we learn to other parts of the developing world.

Stony Brook Stories

Transforming Our Understanding of the Ancient World

Our ancestors were making stone tools 3.3 million years ago—some 700,000 years earlier than initially believed, according to a study published in the May 21, 2015 issue of Nature by Stony Brook’s West Turkana Archaeological Project (WTAP) team.

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