5. PROVIDE LEADERSHIP FOR REGIONAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES AS GREATER LONG ISLAND’S RESEARCH UNIVERSITY.
Stony Brook is greater Long Island’s public research university and the State University’s downstate university center, serving a region—including Brooklyn and Queens—that has a population larger than 38 states (19 without Brooklyn and Queens). The University will continue to develop that role—as an education center, economic engine, health-care leader, and community resource—for services ranging from public education in health care to the performing arts and athletic events. The Southampton campus will expand these services on Long Island’s East End.
The Research and Development Park will increase Stony Brook’s contribution to the regional economy by developing cutting-edge research and development programs, while strengthening Stony Brook’s incubation and entrepreneurship programs on campus and at the Calverton Incubator, which will accelerate technology commercialization and enterprise growth. The University will also address the needs of Long Island and the Tri-State region in areas such as environmental studies and sustainable development, health care for an aging population, secondary education, suburban studies, urban and suburban security, and immigration studies. A more coordinated approach to community interaction will increase the value of existing activities and facilitate development of new ones.