Browsing: Awards and Honors

Wilka Carvalho Grad program: Theoretical Neuroscience (intended) Undergrad: BS in Physics, Stony Brook University Hometown: Brooklyn, NY & Northern Potosi, Bolivia Advisor: Axel Drees How does it feel to earn an NSF GRF? It is an honor to win the NSF GRF. I am excited to pursue graduate study with this fellowship supporting myself and my research. I think the freedom it allows me will make it easier to pursue my interest of applying computer science towards neuroscience. What will you research and how might it benefit the world? I am interested in how the brain parses information in the…

Andrea Bruck Grad program: Chemistry Undergrad: BS in Chemistry, Illinois State University Hometown: Streator, IL Advisor: Esther Takeuchi, Kenneth Takeuchi, Amy Marschilok How does it feel to earn an NSF GRF? It validates my commitment to my previous research and participation in STEM public outreach, while intensifying my effort to my current projects in battery chemistry. What will you research and how might it benefit the world? My goal at Stony Brook is to remove the current limitations of the lithium ion battery, leading to more efficient use of non-renewable energy sources. What sparked your interest in your research, or…

Jesse Brizzi Grad program: Computer Science Undergrad: BS in Computer Science, University of South Florida Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL Advisor: Dimitris Samaras How does it feel to earn an NSF GRF? Honored, excited and relieved. This fellowship will open a lot of opportunities for me, and allow me to focus my research on my true interests. What will you research and how might it benefit the world? Computer Vision, Affective Computing and Machine Learning. I want to design computers that can see, and teach them to understand human faces and their expressive states. What sparked your interest in your research,…

Elizabeth Berrigan Grad program: Physics, Astronomy Undergrad: BA in Biochemistry, Physics, Chapman University Hometown: Nashua, NH Advisor: Chris Herzog How does it feel to earn an NSF GRF? It is a huge relief to be awarded this fellowship. It is very nice to be supported and recognized for so much hard work. What will you research and how might it benefit the world? Every scientist probably has a different idea of what is most fundamental, but mine involves interactions at the quantum level, the nature of space-time and entropy. Despite the predictive power of quantum mechanics, we still lack a…

Initiative will accelerate biomedical discoveries for commercialization The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Stony Brook University’s Center for Biotechnology a three-year $3 million grant through the SUNY Research Foundation to establish the Long Island Bioscience Hub (LIBH). The grant is part of the NIH’s Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) program and one of only three awarded nationwide. It is a collaboration between Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory and is designed to help accelerate the translation of biomedical discoveries into new drugs, devices, and diagnostics to improve patient care and enhance health.…

A Stony Brook team of young math mavens placed 13th out of 577 participating institutions in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition held on December 6, 2014. Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, the Putnam Competition is considered the most prestigious university-level math competition in the world. Team members were Weibo Fu, Minh P. Nguyen and Dat Nguyen. Their coach was Ljudmila Kamenova, an instructor in Stony Brook University’s Department of Mathematics. The competition is grueling, Kamenova said, consisting of two 3-hour parts with six problems each, separated by a lunch break. “The problems in this competition are extremely difficult. If the students make…

When electrical engineering major Saba Khalid ’15 recently received a prestigious engineering fellowship, she was ready to hit the ground running. The organization Epicenter: National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation selected Saba as a University Innovation Fellow (UIF), along with 122 other students from 52 other higher education institutions in the country. The National Science Foundation provides funding for Epicenter and the UIF program. The Fellowship is run by Stanford University and the nonprofit organization, VentureWell. The UIFs are a national community of students in engineering and related fields who work to ensure that their peers gain the knowledge,…

Boeing engineer Madeline Augustin ’05 flew in from South Carolina. Google executive Reena Nadkarni ’98 came from Silicon Valley. And Olympian Lucy Van Dalen ’11 traveled all the way from New Zealand. From near and very far, 29 members of Stony Brook University’s inaugural 40 Under Forty class joined Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, at a ceremony and reception in New York City to proudly accept their prestigious alumni achievement awards. “Great universities are defined by the achievement and support of their alumni,” Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, told the honorees during the presentation.…

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced nearly $15 million in funding to SUNY campuses in Round III of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, a key component of the Governor’s transformative approach to State investment and economic development. As part of this initiative, Stony Brook University was awarded $2 million to build a new Innovation and Discovery Facility designed to enhance the business recruitment power of START-UP NY and stimulate a public-private partnership for building construction.
 The University also received funding for several smaller-scale projects as follows: $50,000 for Health Careers Academic Readiness and Excellence: The SUNY Research Foundation, on behalf of Stony…

Stony Brook University once again has been nominated as Best of Long Island 2014 in several categories by the readers of the Long Island Press. Your vote can help the University win. Vote any time between now and December 15, 2013. You are allowed one vote per IP address per day until voting ends on December 15. The winners will be announced on January 9. Arts and Entertainment Click here to vote SBU for the following: Annual Event/Festival, Stony Brook Film Festival Concert Venue, Staller Center for the Arts Local Live Theater, Staller Center for the Arts Mascot, Wolfie Radio Station, WUSB 90.1FM…

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