Browsing: Community Outreach

Come cheer on the docs who rock in bands from Stony Brook University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Northport VA, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Southampton Hospital. Proceeds benefit the best ideas in medicine at Stony Brook Cancer Center. The battle of the bands will be held on Sunday, September 17, from 2 pm to 8 pm at 89 North, located at 89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY. The price is $20 per person (cash bar) and includes hot buffet, desserts and giveaways. Register online now For more information, please call (631) 444-1088.

Three Stony Brook faculty members led a four-week computer science and informatics summer program for high school students. Fusheng Wang, Departments of Computer Science (CS) and Biomedical Informatics BMI), Daifeng Wang (BMI) and Xiaojun Bi (CS) joined forces for the inaugural program, Computer Science and Informatics Research Experience (CSIRE) for K-12 students, held from July 5 through August 4. Their motivation for the program was to provide an opportunity for K-12 outreach in the fields of computer science and informatics with a particular emphasis on research opportunities for students. Originally the program was outlined in Fusheng Wang’s National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER…

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible through the entire United States. Local observers will not witness a total eclipse, but the solar spectacle should still be impressive. At Stony Brook, about 76 percent of the sun will be covered, while New York City will see a 77 percent eclipse. At Stony Brook the eclipse will begin at about 1:25 pm and end at about 4 pm. Maximum eclipse will take place at 2:46 pm. Feast your eyes, but NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROTECTION, EVEN WHEN IT IS PARTIALLY ECLIPSED. According to Dr. Frederick M. Walter, a professor in the Department of Physics and…

Stony Brook offers many opportunities for the community to enjoy the campus. On a recent summer evening, hundreds of neighbors joined together to take in a film courtesy of the University. On July 25, the Department of Athletics hosted its eighth annual Seawolves Movie Night at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Each year, a new film is chosen and projected on the big screen at the stadium. Participants were invited to bring in their own snacks and lawn chairs to watch the movie on the football field. Members of SBU’s Division 1 men’s soccer and football teams came to enjoy…

During the summer, Stony Brook’s campus is busy with camps and academic programs for learners of all ages, offering opportunities for community residents to get involved with the University. One of those programs is TechPREP. Launched in 2008, TechPREP is a multi-track program aimed at engaging 6th, 7th, and 8th grade young women from high-needs school districts with technology demonstrations, classroom instruction, and experimental participation. This year’s school districts included Brentwood Union Free School District Middle Schools (including East, West, North), William Floyd Middle School, and William Paca Middle School. To meet increased demand, this week-long program was held twice…

Stony Brook Medicine’s Bellavie MedSpa is hosting a one-day Botox special for new customers on Wednesday, August 9, from 9 am to 5 pm, by appointment only. Bellavie is offering $10 per unit of Botox (regularly $12). Shed unwanted signs of aging in just minutes. Botox treatments take less than a half hour. To schedule your appointment, please call (631) 638-3950 or visit bellaviemedspa.com, which is located at 23 South Howell Avenue, Suite F, Centereach, NY.

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning teamed up with Stony Brook University on July 14, 2017, to host the finals for the Spellman High Voltage Electronic Clean Tech Competition held at the LDS Center on campus. Every year since the competition began in 2012, a theme is chosen that incorporates research and design focusing on scientific innovation for environmentally responsible energy sources. “Creating a Greener Future” was this year’s theme, as the competition began with 330 teams from 26 different countries. The final 10 teams were then invited to Stony Brook University to determine the overall winners. Three of these teams…

Diversity and inclusion were the themes on June 25 for the 48th Annual New York City LGBTQ Pride March, and Stony Brook representation was in full force for the festivities.     This was the second Pride March in which Stony Brook participated as members of the SUNY contingency, showing the University’s commitment to continue building a community where all are welcome. For the second consecutive year, Stony Brook was ranked among the 50 BEST Colleges for LGBTQ Students by College Choice.  Almost 130 members of the SBU community participated in the festivities, including 73 Stony Brook Marching band members that led…

For the third year in a row, SBU iCREATE (previously known as the SBU Innovation Lab) attended the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire, which took place this year on June 10 at the Port Jefferson Maritime Explorium. The Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of the interesting things people — from engineers to artists — do in the spirit of innovation, creativity, resourcefulness and invention. SBU iCREATE was featured as one of the makers and showcased several different interactive activities including 3D Doodler pens, a PacMan robot maze, DIY arm braces, and 3D puzzles made of cardboard and balsa wood. The PacMan maze, Google…

It was a perfect June morning on the East End of Long Island. Breeze flowing off the water, clouds providing a slight scrim for the sun trying to push through. Sitting at a remote picnic table (although not quite remote enough to keep away several “Hi Bobby, I love your new show” fans) with television star and celebrity chef Bobby Flay, I shared our plans and set-up for the opening night keynote address he would be delivering for the 3rd Annual Food Lab Conference. It would be delivered that evening on the water’s edge at the School of Marine and Atmospheric…

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