Nina Maung-Gaona: Supporting Stony Brook’s Research Enterprise
Nina Maung-Gaona thrives on helping others navigate unfamiliar terrain. In fact, she has made a decades-long career out of doing that. In the Office of the Vice President for Research, where she has worked for a little more than a year, Maung-Gaona brings 17 years of Stony Brook University experience to her current triad of...
Without social mobility — the ability to rise from a low-income background to a financially secure future — the American Dream could be at risk. In an era of growing income inequality, families have fewer opportunities to better their children’s future. Meanwhile, we endanger a national tradition of innovation and discovery when many of our...
When a local domestic violence organization needed a new way to reach teens in potentially abusive relationships, and a crisis intervention hotline wanted to optimize call response, they found willing partners in a unique undergraduate class at Stony Brook University. CSE/ISE 391 Benevolent Computing, offered by the Department of Computer Science within the College of...
There will be 9 million new STEM job openings between now and 2022, and Shane Ford ’17 wants one of them — preferably as a medical researcher, maybe even a doctor. The student from Riverhead, New York, concedes it’s an audacious ambition. After all, no one in his family was a physician. No one had...
Danielle Meyers: Using Her Voice for Social Change
When Danielle Meyers stepped onto the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium stage before a crowd of 10,000 to deliver the student speech at Stony Brook University’s May 2016 Commencement Ceremony, it was the culmination of four years of inspiring her peers and mentors alike. A talented spoken word artist, Meyers addressed her fellow graduates in verse,...
Treading in the footsteps of Andrea Bocelli, Stony Brook’s Ju Hyeon Han made history this past spring, becoming the first blind singer to be cast in a leading role in an American conservatory or University opera production. Soprano Han headlined Stony Brook Opera’s production of Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Staller Center...
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