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As the nation celebrates another Earth Day and Stony Brook pays homage to the planet with  programming aimed at spreading the green gospel to campus and community, Stony Brook students are fanning out with individual and collective projects that make a difference. Graduate student Lisa Herbert studies trace metals such as iron, manganese, nickel, cobalt and arsenic that are released into the Arctic Ocean by melting glaciers. Another graduate student, Lisa Prowant is working closer to home by charting the whereabouts of a Long Island inhabitant whose numbers are declining, the Eastern box turtle. And undergraduate Shauna Wright ’18 is part…

Ryan Kawalerski,’19 has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Goldwater Scholarship, becoming one of only about 200 such scholars chosen nationwide out of more than 1,200 nominations. Kawalerski is a junior double majoring in Biochemistry, in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The Goldwater Scholarship recognizes promising research leaders in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. The award includes a scholarship intended to help cover academic costs for the scholars based on merit and financial need. Nicole Soder ’19 also received an Honorable Mention in the competition. “This distinction means a great…

On April 10, 15 students from Stony Brook University State University received the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. SUNY students, their families, campus presidents, and faculty convened in the Albany Capital Center to congratulate this year’s 249 awardees. “I am immensely proud of these students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to enriching their campuses and communities,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “From research publications in industry journals to volunteering in hospitals and local clinics to holding leadership roles at their institutions, I am inspired by each student we recognize today. Congratulations to all of the students…

An exciting collaboration between Stony Brook University and the BeLocal organization has spawned the BeLocal-bridge project, a student initiative aimed at designing and building a badly needed bridge in Madagascar. The project’s team leader is Johnny Donza, a senior majoring in Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Together with his fellow Civil Engineering team members Manuela Corcho, Luke Papazian and Yuxin Xia  – all working under the direction of Prof. Harold Walker – Johnny has devoted much of his time over the past year to an innovative bamboo bridge design, already proposed for use in actual construction this summer in Madagascar. “For…

BY BRIANNE LEDDA Stony Brook University’s Robot Design Team is building a robot to compete in the University Rover Challenge, a competition to build a rover equipped to explore Mars. The competition will take place at the Mars Desert Research Station outside Hanksville, Utah, where the sandy terrain is meant to mimic that of Mars. Rovers must be able to traverse the ground autonomously, complete an extreme retrieval and delivery task where the rover must pick up and deliver objects in the field, collect and analyze soil samples and pass the terrain traversal test, meant to assess the rover’s suspension…

This summer, Ryan McHugh ’20 will be taking his passion for science and Japanese culture on the road. More specifically, the Biology and Chemistry double major will be heading to Japan as part of the highly selective Amgen Scholars Program at the University of Kyoto. The program provides funding for promising undergraduates to conduct cutting-edge research at one of 17 world-class institutions in the US, Europe and Japan. While Stony Brook students have had strong representation in Amgen programs stateside, Ryan is the first to be selected for this specific opportunity in Japan. Proficiency in Japanese is not required; however,…

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Stony Brook scholarship recipients gathered to celebrate their success at the annual Student Scholarship Reception. The event, hosted by President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., was a celebration of students who are on scholarships funded by generous donors. This distinguished group of Stony Brook students had the opportunity to network while enjoying desserts in the Center for Leadership and Service. The attendees listened to fellow scholarship recipient Amanda Stoerback ’18 and College of Business Professor Julia Bear who were speakers at the event. To view more photos of the event, please visit our Flickr page.

“Get into lab as early as possible, regardless of whether you know you’ll like it or not, advises URECA Scholar Michael D’Agati ’18. “You never know where it can lead to and it makes the experience of school a lot more fun.” Michael, an Electrical Engineering major in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and a University Scholars member, is a big advocate of research. He enjoys challenges, likes to ask questions, and has thrived in the research environment – he was named a Goldwater Scholar, a prestigious national honor, in his sophomore year. Michael’s substantive work in the Multi-Functional Nano-Biosystems Laboratory with his long-time mentor…

Forty finalists have been named in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, and among them are three students who were mentored by faculty at Stony Brook University. The Regeneron competition (formerly known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search from 1942-1997 and the Intel Science Talent Search from 1998-2016) is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. It is designed to engage and inspire the next generation of scientific leaders. The finalists mentored at Stony Brook — Ella Feiner, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY; Kavya Kopparapu, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria,…

Abigail Bishop ’19, a junior in the Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) program, is becoming an expert on the life and death of stars. Abby probes the heavens under the mentorship of Michael Zingale, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences. They create Type Ia supernovae simulations to investigate a form of stellar death used to measure distance astronomically. In her sophomore year, Abby participated in research under the supervision of Drs. Krishna Kumar and Seamus Riordan and co-presented a poster at the annual URECA (Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities) Celebration of Undergraduate Research event…

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