1. DEVELOP STONY BROOK AS A MULTICAMPUS INSTITUTION.
With the acquisition of Stony Brook Southampton, creation of the Research and Development Park, and development of additional space in Manhattan, Stony Brook has begun to reshape itself as a multicampus institution. The new locations will be developed synergistically, leveraging the opportunities unique to each while complementing and supporting the main campus.
The largest single project is developing the 82-acre Southampton campus as a world-class center for undergraduate education, emphasizing environmental and sustainability studies including related political, economic, social, and philosophical issues. Stony Brook Southampton will provide an intimate, small-college experience within a research university. The campus will also offer professional education to the East End community and academic and cultural programs in the creative arts.
The Research and Development Park—246 acres adjacent to the Stony Brook campus—will ultimately house ten new buildings, providing space for faculty, students, and companies to work together developing products and adding businesses to the Long Island economy. The first two buildings will be the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology and the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center.
Stony Brook’s Manhattan campus, on Park Avenue South between 27th and 28th streets, brings Stony Brook courses and selected degree programs to New York City residents, and resources such as city-related courses and internships to Stony Brook students. An expansion scheduled for completion in spring 2008 will support the further development of programs in which the city offers particularly rich opportunities, in the arts, humanities, health professions, business, and journalism. Online education will further extend access to Stony Brook courses and programs.