Browsing: Community Outreach

Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, is the keynote speaker at Stony Brook Medicine’s Women’s Health Day on Saturday, October 10, from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Melville Marriott Long Island. Joyner-Kersee is a tireless advocate for education, health issues, racial equality, social reform and women’s rights. At lunch, she will speak about “Running the Race with Grace and Humility” — a sports metaphor that also applies to life in general. Her many experiences both on the field and off are sure to inspire all. During the…

The annual Stony Brook Cares/SEFA United Way Campaign helps local, national and international organizations in their mission to deliver vital services in our communities. Stony Brook Cares provides a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to support local affiliated charities and human services agencies that in turn help the elderly, provide childcare, assist the disabled, provide support to families in need and help the many veterans who live in our communities. Giving to Stony Brook Cares is simple, and contributions can be directed to specific agencies including seven that go directly toward funds that are exclusive to the University: Stony Brook…

A scientist doesn’t have to wear a white labcoat to be taken seriously, let alone inspire a generation of young minds — just ask the students at East Islip High School. In mid-April, even on the verge of finals, college entrance exams, prom, graduation and summer vacation, the upperclassmen studying science at East Islip gave their full attention, and then some, to two visitors presenting their scientific research and passion. Jinelle Wint and Danica Warns are two of many who experienced Science Unplugged, a unique course offered through the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University that provides…

High school sophomores and juniors excited about summer school? Exactly. Stony Brook is steadfast in its commitment to help current and prospective students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed. That dedication does not stop when summer arrives. During the week of July 5 through July 10, 48 tenth- and eleventh-graders participated in Stony Brook University’s new Pre-College Summer Institute, run through the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). This free program is aimed at inspiring first-generation students that might not otherwise consider college. High school counselors helped identify talented students, and Stony Brook faculty gave their time to offer classes. The program included students from four high-needs…

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem, enjoy the beauty of a salt marsh moraine and be amazed at the untouched beauty of Long Island’s North Shore this summer aboard the Discovery Wetlands Cruise, a 90-minute sightseeing tour. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization has been offering Discovery Cruises since 1995 aboard its 27-passenger pontoon boat, carrying guests from the calm waters of Stony Brook Harbor to the wetlands at West Meadow Creek. A naturalist is on board to guide passengers through this exceptional experience embracing ecology, geology and history. The cruise also includes information on how Native Americans…

Members of the Stony Brook University Student Blood Drive Committee were invited onto the field at Citi Field on April 16, 2015, to receive the award for most donations in the New York Mets College Blood Championship. The pre-game ceremony, hosted by the New York Blood Center, honored the Stony Brook students who rallied their fellow students, faculty, staff and the local community to give the gift of life. The annual challenge for colleges and universities encourages students to organize blood drives. The Stony Brook blood drives by collected 1,866 pints, surpassing last year’s record by 154. Each pint of…

They do it to expose teenagers from economically challenged backgrounds and “at risk” environments to a college campus. They do it because others once did it for them. And they do it to give back to the university that they love. They are the members and former members of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) who served as Stony Brook’s hosts for 31 students who came to campus from the High School of Public Service in Brooklyn, New York, to learn about the variety of ways to make their college education a reality. This marks the tenth year that “College…

Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Girls Scout Troops of America hosted a group of 60 Girls Scouts, ages 9 to 11, on April 18 for the Girls Scouts Discover STEM event, which included volunteers from the Society of Women Engineers, the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook, Women in Computer Science, Women in Science and Engineering, Theta Tau, Alpha Omega Epsilon and Morgan Stanley. The Girl Scouts earned their Entertainment Technology Badge by creating an animated doodle flip book, making 3D glasses, building a model roller coaster to evaluate speed and science, making an interactive video game, and…

All Stony Brook students, faculty and staff with SBU ID can get a 15 percent discount on most products at Golfsmith in Lake Grove on Tuesday, May 15, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Get your red on and join Wolfie in this exclusive demo and shopping event. There will be vendors on site to demo various products as well as giveaways, raffles, contests and refreshments. Golfsmith is located at 3220 Middle Country Road. Contact Vincent Accardi in Athletics at (631) 632-9556 or at Vincent.Accardi@stonybrook.edu if you have questions.

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