CEAS Dedicates the “Dr. Myung Oh Gateway to Engineering”
New Student Space Fosters Collaboration
We were privileged to host a very special event in October to dedicate a new student space in the engineering quad, designed to recognize and thank a distinguished and highly accomplished alumnus of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Dr. Myung Oh ’72. Dr. Oh received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook in 1972, and created a legacy that has impacted students and citizens in South Korea and around the world.
To honor and thank him for his lifetime of service, Stony Brook dedicated the lobby of the Engineering Building as “The Dr. Myung Oh Gateway to Engineering.” In a special ceremony hosted by Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos and special guests President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, Provost Michael Bernstein, and Senior Vice President for Advancement Dexter Bailey, Dr. Oh and his family were joined faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
A permanent sign welcomes students to The Dr. Myung Oh Gateway to Engineering, where they are “encouraged to follow the inspiration of its namesake by using their unique talents to invent the future as innovators in engineering, technology and science.”
The newly renovated space features all new and modern furniture and decor, designed to encourage quiet study or collaborative work. A digital display features eight screens easily customized to share a live broadcast, student announcements, video, social media and news feeds, photos, links to articles and more. Since the semester began, the space has become a student destination, to meet up and plug in before and after classes in one of the two adjacent lecture halls.
President Stanley, Dean Sotiropoulos and Dr. Oh spoke at the dedication ceremony and performed the official ribbon cutting. Then they were joined by guests in the new space for a celebration of Dr. Oh’s lifetime commitment to science, technology and engineering.
“Dr. Oh’s career and life of service are an inspiration to the entire Stony Brook community, one that our faculty, students, alumni and future generations of innovators can aspire to,” said President Stanley. “I am certain that all students will be inspired to reach farther and that our faculty will be inspired to motivate their students toward excellence as a result of this honor.”
“As a global leader, Dr. Oh solved major societal problems and was steadfast in his commitment to a relentless pursuit of excellence,” said Dean Sotiropoulos. “It is our hope that each student who enters the Dr. Myung Oh Gateway to Engineering will be inspired to be visionary and a leader in innovation, like its namesake.”
Read more about Dr. Oh’s 2017 induction into the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, and his lifetime of achievements: Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Inducts Myung Oh ‘72, PhD into Alumni Hall of Fame