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  • Global Processes, Connections & Flows

    Global Processes, Connections & Flows

    Global ProcessesOur graduates and future generations will face the consequences of environmental disruption on a global scale that is already creating health disparities, economic and power inequalities, stresses on our natural resources, and migration crises. To address the causes of disruption and to deal with its devastating ethical and logistical consequences, students of the 21st century need to be educated as global citizens with the intellectual and experiential wherewithal to understand the interconnectedness of political, ecological, and social systems, to compete successfully in the global marketplace, and to engage as responsible citizens of the world. Stony Brook faculty and students will converge across disparate disciplines to provide technological and social solutions. 

     

     

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    Concept Development

     

    2018: Information Gathering
    2019: Planning/Strategy
    2020: Implementation

     

  • Digital Revolution & Beyond

    Digital Revolution & Beyond

    Digital RevolutionDigital literacy is essential for every student and faculty member. New computational tools have the potential to answer fundamental questions in the disciplines as well as in transdisciplinary areas, and quantum information and quantum materials will drive the next revolution in technology.  Cross-disciplinary convergence is crucial not only for moving fundamental computational discoveries into applications that allow fresh approaches to problems but also for understanding the ethical, political, economic, and societal issues surrounding the technologies at hand.

     

    In Progress: 

    • Brookhaven Lab–SBU Partnership Extends Potential of Quantum Communications

    • Introduction to  Digital Intelligence - IAE 101 (Fall 2019) taught for the first time
    • Development of collaborative projects
    • Continued development of the  Center for Quantum Information Science
    • Faculty workshops to expand Digital Intelligence (November 2019)
    • Legislative advocacy for Digital Intelligence program  
    • Development of a Winter Summit with CEAS for faculty development
    • Summer Institute for CAS faculty in Digital Intelligence (June 2020)
    • IAE 101 enrolls 560 students (September 2020)
    • MS Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) SUNY Letter of Intent approved (January 2021)



    Concept Development

     

    2018: Information Gathering
    2019: Planning/Strategy
    2020: Implementation

     

  • Scholarly Creativity & Exploration

    Scholarly Creativity & Exploration

    Scholarly creativityA critical task of the college is to teach and communicate complicated ideas. We need to educate students on what it means to engage with problems within a discipline as well as what it means to transfer knowledge from one domain to the other. This initiative respects the individuality of every discipline while identifying themes that run across disciplines which students can use as a navigational aid for education and career preparation.

     

     

    In Progress: 

    • Undergraduate Program Directors Map for Mind, Brain, Body Learning Program Curriculum 
    • Graduate Program Directors Map for Transformational Studies Curriculum
    • October 2019: Five-year center grant totaling $7.5M received from NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)
    • January 2020: CAS, School of Journalism, and Alda Center faculty workshop to advise on STEAM Communication curricular paths and research directions
    • December 2020: Friends of the College fund digital recording equipment for musical performances
    • December 2020: The Paul Lauterbur Endowment for Research rasies $500M from alumni and faculty
    • January 2021: work toward carbon reduction begins
    • Planned submission for NASA Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR) center grant

    Concept Development

     

    2018: Information Gathering
    2019: Planning/Strategy
    2020: Implementation