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Stony Brook University has received a three-year $300,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to support a national program housed at Stony Brook that will expand educational courses connecting indigenous knowledge to science. The program will also help advance partnerships between educators and indigenous populations. The grant funds a National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) program, “Transcending Barriers to Success: Connecting Indigenous Knowledge to Science,” which will help to establish and advance robust partnerships between indigenous populations and educators to improve undergraduate educational outcomes for students, as well as promote cultural understanding. Eliza Reilly, NCSCE executive director and a research professor…

As part of the ATLAS Flavor Tagging/Higgs to bb Workshop at Stony Brook University, the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is hosting a free public lecture, “Mysteries of the Universe and Everyday Life,” on Tuesday September 5, at 5:30 pm in the Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103 at the Simons Center.  In the past few decades, we have learned a great deal about the basic laws of physics in the infinitely small – and the infinitely large – and how the two are intimately connected. New windows have expanded our understanding, and many unexpected questions have emerged. This…

The U.S. has a population of more than 50 million seniors for the first time in history. As that number climbs, Stony Brook University has received a three-year $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research that uses brain imaging data to understand how the nutrition of brain neurons affects cognition in aging humans. The research could provide a critical first step toward personalized medicine in neurology for aging patients. The project, “Protecting the Aging Brain: Self-Organizing Networks and Multi-Scale Dynamics Under Energy Constraints,” is led by Lilianne R. Mujica-Parodi, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook…

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…

The University Orchestra includes 70 to 75 undergraduate students and presents a series of concerts at Staller Center each semester. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29, in Staller 2342. The sign-up sheet for auditions will be posted next to Staller 3304 the week before classes begin, so students can sign up for an audition when they arrive on campus. For the audition, students need to play two short, contrasting excerpts from a solo or concerto of their choice or three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. University Orchestra is made up of both music majors 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…

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…

This year Stony Brook will host its first SENCER Summer Institute, which will be held on campus August 3 through August 6. This is the 17th Summer Institute for SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) — the signature program for the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, which is housed in the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook. This national program focuses on curricular innovation and professional development in STEM education. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. will give the welcome address. Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences,…

Get ready for the Stony Brook Film Festival, July 20-29, 2017 Click here to purchase tickets and passes to the festival Click here to watch a selection of film trailers Bucking the age-old Hollywood gender trend of male directors dominating the big screen, Stony Brook Film Festival is taking a decidedly female turn this summer by choosing an unprecedented number of films directed by women. And that wasn’t necessarily the plan. They were just the best films submitted, said Alan Inkles, founder and director of the Stony Brook Film Festival and director of the Staller Center for the Arts. “We…

The first Polysomnographic Technology Bachelor of Science program in the Northeast is approved for accreditation at Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management. Polysomnographic technologists are healthcare practitioners who use high-tech equipment to diagnose and treat patients with sleep disorders. They work with a wide variety of patients and provide services in many settings including hospitals, clinics and physician offices. The 23-month, 79-credit program — accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs — incorporates more than 950 clinical hours, as well as courses in management, dental sleep medicine, therapeutic modalities, research methods, and various other…

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