Browsing: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Adding to the university’s record of success in nurturing the nation’s brightest young minds, three of the 40 finalists in the prestigious Regeneron (formerly Intel) competition were mentored by Stony Brook faculty. Stony Brook-mentored finalists in this year’s competition are: Emily Peterson, Smithtown High School, Port Jefferson, NY. Her project, Lecithin-Retinol Acyl Transferase in Squamous Cell Carcinoma: The Relationship Between Oncology and Wound Repair, was mentored by Mariam Rafailovich, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and and Marcia Simon, Professor and Director for Graduate Studies, School of Dental Medicine. Arjun…

The Stony Brook University Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces, with the help of undergraduates from the Stony Brook Program in Chemical and Molecular Engineering, part of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, together with Queens College hosted the 20th Annual Science Open House for High School Students on January 5. The event, which occupies the entire Queens College Science Building, hosts high school students from schools across the New York Metropolitan area, and aims to encourage and inspire them to explore science as a possible career. The program emphasizes empowerment through science regardless of socioeconomic or ethnic background and that…

School administrators from all over Long Island will attend Stony Brook University’s Science and Engineering Education Outreach Symposium on Tuesday, January 17. The event will take place in the Hilton Garden Inn on campus from 8 am to 10 am, with more than 50 Long Island school districts represented. The symposium will include information about Stony Brook’s engineering and science outreach programs, with opportunities for students as well as for counselors and teachers. Following breakfast, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. and College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos will give opening remarks. For more information about the symposium, please contact…

Professor Giles and Students Initiate Matching Gift This past May, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduated the first class in its Department of Civil Engineering, with 100% student placement in engineering positions and ongoing studies. Graduates secured positions in some of the highest-profile engineering firms and engineering schools in the country, including: AECOM Turner Construction Arcadis General Dynamics Metropolitan Transit Authority NYS Department of Transportation Cameron Engineering Prime Engineering Fulton Engineering Virginia Tech RPI The Stony Brook Career Center supported the graduates and aggressively recruited civil engineering companies to attend the Career Fair. In an inspiring display of…

Nusnin Akter, a Materials Science and Chemical Engineering graduate student, won the first place poster award for her research, “2D-Zeolite for the Argon Trap,” at the fifth annual Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) Early Career Researcher Symposium, presented by the Association of Students and Postdocs at BNL on December 13. This symposium is a showcase of the pioneering research that is performed by graduate students and postdocs at BNL. Akter is mentored by Stony Brook University Professor Taejin Kim and Brookhaven National Lab’s Jorge Anibal Boscoboinik, “One of the things I dreamed of as I planned for my graduate studies was to…

The Stony Brook chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) recently attended the AIChE National Conference in San Francisco, California. Led by Faculty Advisor Professor Tae Jin Kim, 19 junior and senior members networked with students and professionals from 27 different countries, and attended and led workshops on topics including innovation in the chemical industry, effective management strategies, and nuclear research. The AIChE National Conference also hosted the ChemE-Car Competition, which requires that each team build its own chemical battery-powered vehicle that starts and stops automatically on a given racetrack. The challenge requires extensive research into the reactions used, as…

Alexander Orlov, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at Stony Brook University, has received an educational award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education. The 2017 ACS-CEI Award, sponsored by the Committee on Environmental Improvement (CEI), selected Orlov for his work, “Incorporation of novel education approaches, including online gaming tools and 3D printing, intro graduate and undergraduate courses focused on sustainable materials.” The award program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to the incorporation of sustainability into chemical education. Orlov is also a faculty member of…

Shu Jia, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, received research funding from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a 2016 DARPA Young Faculty awardee, Jia received funding to develop a new super-resolution light microscopy system to enhance the study of cells, tissues and organ systems. The DARPA award will support Jia’s project, “Wavefront-Engineered, High-Speed Super-Resolution Microscopy for Nanometer-Scale, Live-Tissue Imaging.” The research is based on a technique called point spread function engineering, which can modify how light is propagated within an imaging system to achieve better…

TechPREP — a STEM program for middle school students on Long Island — has received a $20,000 grant from the Long Island Community Foundation. TechPREP is a collaborative effort that includes Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program, Department of Technology and Society, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Research Technologies and Innovation, along with local school districts. The grant will provide funding and facilitators for a one-week summer STEM program, which will serve as many as 100 students from high-need school districts. This award will provide for the eighth year of TechPREP to keep young women…

When the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) created a new faculty director position for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) honors program, Mónica Bugallo was appointed to serve in the inaugural role. An associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, she will help support WISE’s strong commitment to STEM diversity. Working hand-in-hand with WISE Director Carrie-Ann Miller-Engel, the aim of this new role will “build upon the success of WISE and take it to the next level, with the goal of advancing STEM professions by increasing the participation of women,” according to Associate Dean Robert Kukta.…

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