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Eight faculty from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences  have received 10 prestigious Early Career Awards, gaining nearly $6 million in funding, during the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards include six National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards, in addition to individual awards from the U.S Army Research Office (ARO), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Department of Energy (DOE), and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). “It is encouraging to see leading national research funding agencies supporting many of Stony Brook’s young faculty with early career awards this academic year,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook…

You’ve made it! After studying so hard, cramming for tests and finishing all those assignments, the day is finally here! Your loved ones will be joining you, proud and happy to see you accomplish this important milestone and will be taking many pictures that day, so you need to look your best. Here are some tips to help you look sharp and be comfortable on Commencement Day: Wear comfy shoes. It is probably not a good idea to wear brand new shoes. You will be walking and standing a lot, so wear shoes that look good, but that also feel…

Courtney Murphy recorded nine total points, helping lead No. 1 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse past No. 14 Penn, 18-5, in the second round of the 2018 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championships on Sunday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. With the win, the Seawolves (20-0, 7-0 AE) advance to the quarterfinal of the NCAA Tournament – which will take place next weekend at Boston College. “We live to fight another week,” head coach Joe Spallina said. “Defense is the staple of our program and it always has been. For us, it was about getting back to being the best version of our Stony Brook…

As families throughout the country celebrated Mother’s Day on May 13, Stony Brook University professors Julia Bear and Todd Pittinsky shared their views on women, work, family and ambition in the USA Today article, “Letter to working mothers: You can be equally ambitious about your career, family.” The authors ask, “Don’t we want working parents — all parents — to be as ambitious about caring for their children as they are about their careers?” Bear and Pittinsky point out that while American society is slowly coming to terms with women in the workplace who are ambitious about their careers, little progress…

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (SDM) was honored on Saturday, April 28, by The Coalition of Fraternal and Veteran Organizations (CFVO) for its “extraordinary service to our veterans,” including the provision of discounted services in its Dental Care Center to veterans and Gold Star parents. “It was our privilege to have Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine as our honored guest this year,” said Tom Kuhn, CFVO Committee Chairman and veteran of the United States Navy. “We feel it is important to show our gratitude and send a message to the community of our appreciation.” In 2017, SDM’s Dental…

Stony Brook University has been identified by Forbes as one of the top large companies at which to be an employee in America. Stony Brook is one of only 25 educational organizations to make the list and was #16 of all colleges and universities. It was the only Long Island university or college named and one of two Long Island companies selected. Almost 30,000 employees at companies with at least 1,000 people were surveyed for the America’s Best Employers List. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use innovative technology and proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Judy Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations, met with members of the Long Island Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC, on May 8. Meetings were held on Capitol Hill with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Lee Zeldin, Congressman Peter King and Congressman Tom Suozzi. President Stanley urged each member to support crucial increases in funding for higher education programs, student financial aid and scientific research in the FY19 budget. President Stanley also conveyed the importance of Congress passing a permanent legislative solution for DREAMers and protecting safety-net…

On Saturday, September 22, Stony Brook is again inviting the local community, friends, families and neighbors to experience CommUniversity Day. This afternoon of fun exploration, good food, hands-on activities, entertainment and academic activities highlights the very best the University has to offer. And we want you to join us by showing off what makes your department or area awesome! The CommUniversity team is looking for employees, faculty, staff and students to share their best academic, cultural, research, health, sports and entertainment offerings through fun, interactive activities or short hot-topic lectures. Everyone across the University — in any discipline — is welcome…

Empowered by his position as a sustainability intern for the Faculty Student Association (FSA), Edward Gallagher ’18 has worked to develop a more efficient, sustainable method to compost food waste at campus dining locations. While FSA currently composts “pre-consumer” food leftovers that no one has bought or taken, resulting in more than 6,000 lbs. of food waste converted into usable compost this semester, a program to compost leftovers that students couldn’t finish was in need of development — and Gallagher was happy to help. In his research, Gallagher came across a composting process called Bokashi, a Japanese term for “fermented…

Alexa Rockwell wanted to learn how to code in high school, but her district didn’t offer any computer science courses. She wanted to compete in the Long Island High School Robotics competition, but her school didn’t have a robotics team. So, by the time she was a senior in high school, she successfully petitioned her school district to add coding classes to the curriculum and founded New Rochelle High School’s first Robotics team. “I just saw it as another opportunity for me to take initiative and get into something,” said Rockwell, now a senior Computer Science major at Stony Brook…

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