Researcher of the Month:

Noel ScudderNoel Scudder , Physics, Astronomy / Planetary Sciences majors (class of 2015), Honors College. Research area:  Understanding the mineralogy of Mars from remote sensing data (Mentor: Dr. Timothy Glotch, Geosciences).


October 31- CHEMISTRY Research day

April 29, 2015 - URECA Symposium (save the date)

New opportunity: Art and Science of the Brain award (new opportunity)


Get published! Submit an abstract and participate in the Celebration! More info here!



2014 -
October - URECA congratulates all the undergraduate researchers who are presenting at conferences off-campus! Recent URECA travel grant recipients include: Jason Abraham, Vincent Bhandal, Brian Nguyen, Ravi Patel, Samantha Rossano, Gouri Sadananda, Jingxian Tan, Arnari Varshney, Michael Wenke and Ariel Yang who are presenting at the 2014 BMES annual meeting in San Antonio, TX on October 22-25; and James Rankin who is presenting at the New York State Association for Behavioral Analysis conference in Saratoga Springs, NY on October 16-17

- Congratulations to Kevin Chavez, the winner of the  inaugural Sigma Xi Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award! Congratulations also to Samuel Kimmey, Sheena Mago and Akshat Puri for being recognized with Sigma Xi Undergraduate certificate of merit awards.

Kevin Chavez is mentored by Dr. Laurie Krug, Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and by graduate student Nana Minkah; and is one of the featured Researchers of the Month.

Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the PROVOST's AWARD for ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE:  Philip Ammirato, Connor Beierle, Adeel Butt, Kevin Chavez, Olivia Cheng, Kara DeSanna, Thao Do, Jeffrey Espert, Leo Herr, Anna Hollembeak, Neha Kinariwalla, Soo Kyoung (Joanna) Kim, Samuel Kimmey, Ariana Levin, Sidra Mahfooz, Surinder Moonga, Stephen Ngo, Benjamin Smith,Ali Syed, Jameela Margaret Syed, Jean Claude Velasquez.

Albany2014April 1, Albany. Three SBU students represent Stony Brook at SUNY's Innovative Exploration Forum: Undergraduate Research in New York State's Public Higher Education System, including: Ben Coe (member of Prof. Abhay Deshpande's research group, Physics), Melissa Daniel (member of Prof. Lonnie Wollmuth's research group, Neurobiology), and Neha Kinariwalla (who is working on an honors thesis project under the direction of Dr. C. Marrone, Sociology).

March 2014 - Stephen Grant, a member of Carrico lab in Chemistry, recognized with Honorable Mention in national Goldwater Scholarship competition (2014).

Neha Kinariwalla awarded Gates-Cambridge Scholarship!

October 2013 - Ruchi Shah & Laura Menocal win poster awards (Cancer Biology category) at national ABRMCS meeting in Nashville, TN

September 2013- Ariel Yang wins BMES Research & Design award at national BMES conference in Seattle, WA

February 2013 - Kevin Sackel, Honors College senior math/physics major, announced as Churchill Scholar. More here>>

April 2013 - Peter Giattini, Chemistry & Mathematics majors/University Scholar program member, class of 2014, an undergraduate researcher in the Goroff lab, announced as a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship! Two undergraduates received the NSF- Graduate Research Fellowship, including Daryl Vulis, Electrical Engineering major; and James Lennon, BME major

May 2013 - Samuel Katz, Biochemistry major, class of 2013, announced as a Fulbright Scholar. Sidra Mahfooz, Political Science/Psychology majors, class of 2013, announced as recipient of Boren Scholarship.

(Now recruiting for executive board and editorial positions). The Young Investigators Review is Stony Brook University's undergraduate-oriented, all-inclusive science journal.  Founded in 2008, our mission is to provide the student community with a way to learn more about the research currently being done on campus by their faculty and fellow peers. We feature articles that span all fields of science, from Physics to Neuroscience, as well as original student research reports straight from the campus laboratories. Our journal offers aspiring talented future researchers and physicians a way to hone their science writing skills by writing about topics of interest to them, as well as spread word of their experiences to inspire incoming students to think about devoting their futures to the various fields of science. We recently launched our 2014 issue this past spring, which can be viewed at our website,

Upcoming Events

URECA's research symposium/Celebration: APRIL 30, 2014

New for 2014: Sigma Xi is sponsoring a research prize for a graduating senior/poster presenter at URECA! See >>

Upcoming Deadlines

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