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With summer on the way, United States Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) (right) met with Ya Wang, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (center) and Jeffrey Ge, PhD, professor and interim department chair, for an update on Dr. Wang’s research on air conditioning vents capable of 30 percent energy savings. The vent would be able to control airflow distribution, velocity, and temperature in both commercial and residential settings. Dr. Wang is funded through a $2,049,260 three-year grant from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects (ARPA-E). Stony Brook University is only one of three institutions in…

New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul recently visited Stony Brook University for a briefing by researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) about the serious problem of nitrogen pollution in Long Island’s groundwater and surface water.  The problem has resulted in faster growth of harmful algae resulting in a loss of wetlands and seagrass – a critical habitat for fish and shellfish.  Funding was added in this year’s state budget for a Long Island nitrogen management and mitigation plan. Lt. Governor Hochul was also updated on the Center for Clean Water Technology.  A collaboration of Stony…

Rob Trotta is a life-long resident of the 13th Legislative District. He grew up in Commack with his two brothers and graduated from Commack High School in 1979. He currently lives in Fort Salonga with his wife, two children and dog, Buddy. He graduated from C.W. Post in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and from Stony Brook University in 1993 with a Master’s Degree in Labor Management Relations. In 1988, he became a Suffolk County Police officer. His hard work and passion for the job were recognized on several occasions by his superiors, including “Cop of the…

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 President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. today attended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Long Island bill signing of “START-UP NY,” a bold initiative to boost the state’s economic development, attract out-of-state businesses to New York and create jobs by capitalizing on the unique assets of SUNY and higher education institutions across the state. The ceremony held at SUNY College at Old Westbury and hosted by President Calvin Butts, was also attended by Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen, Nassau Community College Acting President Kenneth Saunders and local and state elected officials. At the ceremony Governor Cuomo provided an overview…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD has issued a statement in support of START-UP NY, legislation that will implement Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Tax Free NY” initiative. “Stony Brook University enthusiastically applauds START-UP NY,” Stanley said. “It is the most important University-based economic development initiative undertaken, and another example of how Governor Cuomo and the leadership in Albany are taking the necessary actions to boost New York’s economy. This groundbreaking legislation empowers business owners to capitalize on higher education’s unique assets to help create jobs, foster entrepreneurial initiatives, spark new business and strengthen industry in our local communities.”…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley joined Long Island SUNY presidents W. Hubert Keen, Calvin O. Butts III and Shaun L. McKay in a Newsday op-ed endorsing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Tax-Free NY initiative. “Tax-Free NY offers a plan as innovative and exciting as the ideas it is designed to turn into economic growth,” according to the op-ed, which appeared in the June 18 edition of the Long Island newspaper. “We welcome the challenge it offers: Keep producing great innovations, and the state will help them grow and prosper on and near SUNY campuses.” Tax-Free NY will entice companies to…

SUNY leadership and all 64 campus presidents today issued an open letter in support of Tax-Free NY. The signed letter is available online. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, is among the signatories. “As the leadership of SUNY’s 64 campuses, we enthusiastically support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Tax-Free NY initiative. This innovative proposal has tremendous promise to strengthen the knowledge economy that is steadily building across our regions and state through the many partnerships between the State University and the business community. “Our campuses are located within 30 miles of virtually every home, school, and existing business in…

In a June 3 meeting with college presidents and members of the Regional Economic Development Councils, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined details of the Tax-Free NY initiative that would transform SUNY campuses into tax-free communities intended to attract start-ups, venture capital, new business, and investments from across the world. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD praised the Governor’s plan as “his most important economic development initiative with SUNY, and yet another example of how he is leading the way to boost New York’s economy.” “The Governor’s vision empowers business owners to capitalize on SUNY’s unique assets to help create…

Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson ’78, MD, MPH, served as the Acting Surgeon General of the United States from 2007 to 2009. He fondly recalls his undergraduate student years at Stony Brook University. “My time at Stony Brook played a key role in my professional growth,” he said. “The dedication of the faculty and their interest in teaching undergraduates made a huge difference in my ability to grow and learn.” While acting as Surgeon General, Dr. Galson’s job was to communicate the best science, evidence, and data to Americans in order for them to make healthy choices that impact their health,…