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Giving to the Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy takes great pride in its "sense of community". Your contribution to the Department enriches the experience for current and future students, faculty, and staff, and helps to maintain the atmosphere that you enjoyed.  If you have supported us in the past, we are most grateful, and hope that you will continue to do so. If you are interested in making a gift to the department, there are several funds to select from that cultivate, sustain and further the excellence of research and education in physics and astronomy. You can give directly online to any of the following funds by using the instructions below.

The  Physics and Astronomy Department Fund for Excellence supports general operations and programmatic initiatives ranging from institutional memberships, scientific conferences and symposiums, to the renovation or development of research facilities and associated staffing needs.

The  Physics & Astronomy Education Account supports all educational programs and endeavors of the department in particular undergraduate and graduate scholarship awards as well as fellowships.

The  Gerald E. Brown Endowed Fund for Excellence in Physics & Astronomy  was established in memory of Gerry Brown to increase the endowment of the physics and astronomy department. The interest garnered is invested in innovative research and education programs, in faculty and student development, facilities planning and other endeavors that positively impact the long range plans of the department.

The  Rod Engelmann Endowment in Physics and Astronomy  was established in memory of Rod Engelmann to support graduate student research projects, primarily in High Energy Physics.

The  Peter B. Kahn Physics Department Endowment Fund  was established in memory of Peter B. Kahn to support travel awards for graduate students to enable them to participate in workshops, schools and other events that further their career.

To use the online giving feature follow the link below and

  • Enter the name of the fund as highlighted above in the field "Or search for other Stony Brook programs:"
  • The fund you are looking for will appear in a box below the field, click on it.
  • You should now see "you have selected:" followed by the name of the find in red.
  • Select your $ contribution.
  • Click continue, verify the selected fund at top of next page and compile payment information.

To give today and make a difference click here. You can also send us a check:

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Chairperson
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800

Checks should be made payable to Stony Brook Foundation, Fund # (name of fund you want to give to). 

If you are currently employed by SBU you may want to take advantage of the payroll deduction and make donating easy.

Even if you are unable to support us now, we would still like to hear from you. Email Chang Kee Jung  any time.