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Traditional academic silos mean little to Phillip Baldwin, an associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts in the College of Arts & Sciences who guides his students toward innovative thinking that merges science, technology, engineering and mathematics with music, film, theater and art. “What I see in a lot of STEM students is this thirst to get beyond sheer memorization because the human mind loves a healthy diet of innovation, novelty, curiosity and things that aren’t quite in the scientific method,” Baldwin said. Some call it “STEM to STEAM” – adding an “A” for art to the STEM curriculum -…

Department of Computer Science Professor Long Lu has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office for his latest work on web-mobile integration and security. The professor’s research aims to develop tools and techniques that will enable these integrations to be more secure, and eventually create hardware-assisted protection that will be used in situations involving high-level sensitive information. Despite the fact that web-mobile integration is one of the most widely used and quickly growing models, there have been very few studies done on its security implications. That lack of comprehensive understanding has thus far made it very difficult to…

The National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty (CAREER) has been awarded to Fan Ye, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He will receive an award of $450k over the next five years to build the foundation for a future smart environment. “The idea of a smart environment is to embed all kinds of computing, communication, storage, and sensing resources into common objects around you,” Ye explained, sharing examples such as lights, desks, appliances, and other everyday physical objects. “Once you embed such resources into it, you’ll be surrounded by…

PhD student Qiyuan Wu has received the 2017 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (ACS). As the world’s largest scientific society, the ACS awards up to 20 students each year who show promise in research and the potential to make an impact in the field of environmental chemistry. This is Wu’s third award from the ACS, and his achievements highlight the continued excellence in environmental research taking place at Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Qiyuan developed his research projects independently, exhibiting creativity, thoughtfulness and hard work,” said Alexander Orlov, Associate Professor of Materials Science…

The Brookhaven Women in Science Symposium — “Girl Power in STEM: Be Bold for Change!” — celebrates the accomplishments of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. This year’s event brings together women who are Stony Brook faculty in the sciences, Brookhaven Laboratory scientists, and other science professionals to educate students, aspiring scientists, and the community about women’s careers in STEM. The day-long symposium is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, from 9 am to 5 pm, at Stony Brook’s Center for Global Studies and Human Development, and includes presentations and panel discussions on how women influence STEM at the various stages of academic and professional…

Dennis Sosa, a senior in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), is the recipient of this year’s Kenneth Short Scholarship. He is majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science, is a first-generation college student and part of Stony Brook’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP/AIM). Receiving the Kenneth Short Scholarship has helped Sosa pay for his tuition, which has allowed him more time to focus on his studies. Last year he worked two part-time jobs as a tutor and in dining services to manage expenses. Sosa was also one of only five students from CEAS to be selected as…

When Nicole Bono was 36 weeks pregnant with her son, Vincent, a routine sonogram delivered jarring news. Vincent’s skull was not developing normally. He was diagnosed with a metopic synostosis, a cranial developmental disorder that affects about one in every 15,000 babies. Some of the bones in Vincent’s skull had fused together prematurely, giving the skull a triangular appearance and creating the possibility for less-than-optimal brain development down the road. Uncorrected metopic synostosis can lead to developmental delays, cognitive impairment, eye movement disorders and seizures. Doctors had told the Bonos that the condition might resolve itself after birth. But when…

A team at Stony Brook University, led by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), has developed a comprehensive program to work with school districts on Long Island to better prepare students for careers in engineering, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Grid, a corporate partner. Research has shown that early exposure to science and engineering can significantly increase student awareness of engineering as a career pathway. The National Research Council’s Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aims to create a national foundation for all students to have a solid K-12 science education. But students need additional preparation and technical…

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 impact that Professor Alexander Zamolodchikov has had on the field of physics can be measured by a simple metric: 18,000. It’s the number of times his published research has been cited; one of the highest in physics to date. A pioneer in modern theoretical physics and member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Zamolodchikov is known internationally for his contributions to the study of condensed matter physics, conformal field theory and string theory. Adding to an extensive list of titles and awards, Dr. Zamolodchikov became the inaugural Chen Ning Yang – Wei Deng Endowed Chair in Physics and…

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