Browsing: Awards and Honors

On October 19 Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) — an organization that supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury —honored Stony Brook University at its annual gala and at the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale. The gala is a fundraising event for FREE and pays tribute to outstanding leaders that have supported their mission and have made remarkable contributions to the community. Stony Brook’s School of Professional Development (SPD) and FREE partnered up in the fall of last year to discuss FREE’s training and organizational development needs. SPD pursued a new initiative to…

For his work focusing on the risks involved in deploying fully autonomous computer systems, Romeil Sandhu has been awarded $450K from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. Sandhu is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, jointly administered by Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine. His research could impact autonomous systems for a variety of systems that rely on artificial Intelligence, including self-driving automobiles and drones. Professor Sandhu is one of only 43 scientists and engineers to receive the award, for his proposal addressing 3D Interactive…

Stony Brook University once again has received multiple nominations in the annual Best of Long Island competition — the largest business awards program on Long Island. Your vote can help the University win! You can vote any time between now and December 15, 2017. You are allowed one vote per IP address per day for each category until voting ends. The winners will be announced in January 2018. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Vote now for SBU in the following categories: Art Gallery: Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery Film Festival: Stony Brook Film Festival Mascot: Wolfie Radio Station: WUSB HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY Vote now for…

The Rohlf Medal for Excellence in Morphometric Methods and Applications will be presented to Dennis E. Slice on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Provost’s Lecture Series, Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, 4 pm. In his presentation, “An Unexpected Journey: A Curious Career in Shape Analysis,” Dr. Slice will discuss the developments in shape analysis during his graduate career, the people who influenced him, and his post-graduate work in software and methodological developments and applications. Created in honor of F. James Rohlf, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences Department of…

The Siemens Competition — the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students — has announced its semifinalists for this year. Out of 491 national semifinalists, 55 students were mentored by Stony Brook faculty; 12 of those were named regional finalists and will continue on to compete in November. Each year, students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000. This year for the first time, a new prize structure guarantees that national finalists will receive a minimum of $25,000. The…

Lorne Golub, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology & Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been named a recipient of the 2018 William J. Gies Award for Vision, Innovation and Achievement.  The prestigious Gies Awards, named after legendary dentist and biochemist William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. Dr. Golub was honored in the category of “Innovation – Dental Educator.” Golub is an innovator in the development of medicines to promote oral health and to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, has been…

The 2017 “22 under 22 Most Inspiring College Women” list from hercampus.com has been released, and it features Ann Lin, a senior in the Stony Brook University Honors College double majoring in Biochemistry and Economics. In Spring 2017 Lin was recognized nationally as a Goldwater Scholar and she has drawn attention as a rising star at scientific meetings and hackathons. Lin won an Outstanding Presentation award at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine Undergraduate Research Symposium in the category of Cancer Biology/Immunology. She has been in the spotlight at CalTech, where she was awarded “Best Social Hack” for the creation of a web platform that helps…

Stony Brook University Professor Anatoly Frenkel, from the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He received this prestigious recognition for his outstanding physics research, specifically for seminal contributions to in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy, transformative development of structural characterization methods for nanoparticles, and their pioneering applications to a broad range of functional nanomaterials in materials physics and catalysis science. Professor Frenkel joined the Stony Brook faculty in 2016 after working at Yeshiva University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at…

A $1.8 million four-year grant will assist the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, in collaboration with the School of Nursing, in expanding the delivery of behavioral health screening, brief intervention, and referral to underserved populations within Suffolk County, NY. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant integrates the education and training of social work and nursing graduate students and is designed to expand the existing services at selected Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) sites and regional mental health agencies. The grant enables two Stony Brook University Health Sciences schools to continue to solidify interdisciplinary partnerships on…

Computer Science doctoral candidates Mahsa Torkaman, Mina Abbasi Dinani and Laraib Iqbal Malik each earned a scholarship from the Anita Borg Institute and will attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC17) — the world’s largest computing event for women. The three students will represent Stony Brook University along with eight other students who will attend GHC17 supported by funding from the Department of Computer Science. The Orlando-based event will be held October 4 through October 6. Torkaman, who hails from Iran, was recommended for the prestigious scholarship by her advisor, Professor Allen Tannenbaum. “Mahsa excels as a…

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