Browsing: Awards and Honors

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…

Scott Abrams Scott Abrams ’80 is the founder and president of The Omnicon Group, one of the nation’s leading engineering firms specializing in software, systems, reliability, safety, and test engineering. He has been dubbed “Mr. Reliability” by the Long Island Business News and “The Gizmo Doctor” by the New York Times. Scott is past president of the Stony Brook University Alumni Association and is a member of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean’s Council, Friends of Women in Science & Engineering Advisory Board, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. He received his BE in…

American economist Lloyd Shapley, an affiliated member of Stony Brook University’s Center for Game Theory, has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Alvin Roth. Shapley used cooperative game theory to study and compare different matching methods, analyzing how to efficiently match different economic agents. Shapley’s work is theoretical, but it has been applied by other scholars (including Alvin Roth) to many real world situations: matching students with school or organ donors with patients are two examples. Shapley, a professor emeritus at UCLA who held joint appointments in the departments of Mathematics and Economics, has been a…

2016 – School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Awards A. John Iafrate, MD, PhD ’00 2015 – School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Awards David Bernstein, MD ’88 2012 Vito Cannavo ’75 Andrez S. Carberry ’00, ’02 David Gelernter ’80, ’83 Suzanne Johnson ’74 Joseph L. Tromba ’77 2011 Jane Corrarino ’86, ’10 Keith Kowalsky ’86, ’88 Aaron Podolefsky ’73, ’76, ’78 Peter Seccia ’89 Marilyn Simons ’74, ’84 2010 Scott Abrams ’80 Diane Brink ’80 Christine Goerke ’94 Kevin Law ’82 Hyun-Soon Lee ’82 David Walt ’79 2009 Robert J. Frey ’81, ’87 Steven K. Galson ’78 Sally A. Lynch ’82,…

Vito Cannavo 1975- BA History Vito Cannavo ’75 is a partner in the firm of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo, one of the leading personal injury firms in the nation. Mr. Cannavo is in charge of one of the firm’s General Negligence departments. He has won numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle and firefighter- related litigation. Mr. Cannavo is currently serving as President of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn. He has been listed in New York magazine and Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top lawyers in New York, and…

Stony Brook University earned three Best of LI 2012 designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper’s seventh annual Best of LI competition. Winners in the Education category were announced in the January 12 issue. With more than 1.2 million total votes cast in the competition, Long Island Press readers have selected Stony Brook University as the Best Long Island College or University; Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, as the Best College President; and the Athletic Department for the Best College Sports Program. Wolfie, the Seawolves mascot, came in second in the Best Mascot category moving up…

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