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CommUniversity Day, an event that brought together more than 1,800 members of the University and local community last year, is taking place again on September 22, 2018, around the Academic Mall. The event will be held rain or shine from 12 pm to 4 pm with free admission and parking. CommUniversity Day features more than 50 hands-on and explorative activities, captivating performances and good food that all highlight the best Stony Brook has to offer. There are family-fun activities and things to do around every corner during CommUniversity Day. Visit the Arts neighborhood to play a Theremin in the Instrument…

Every Monday from July 9 through July 30, Professors Aruna and Niranjan Balasubramanian, from the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, held a machine learning workshop for children at Comsewogue Public Library. Each session lasted two hours and provided a fun learning experience for kids during their summer break. Guided by the professors, students learned about the inner workings of computer science through hands-on activities. They worked with software on computers that helped them understand Optical Character Recognition, digital creation and various other computer-related tools. They had the opportunity to ask and answer questions…

iCREATE, the Division of Information and Technology, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching hosted a camp from July 9 to July 13 for 19 middle school students from the local community. The camp was designed to teach the students about creative and innovative technology. Each day featured five key concepts including Intro to Innovation, Conceptualization, Design, Robotics, and Digital Media. “My favorite activity was flying the mini-drones in the tent,” said Cody Dickinson, age 12. Utilizing resources of the iCREATE lab, students used laser cutters, 3D print pens, spheros and other technology to engage in hands-on activities…

The physicist who struggles to navigate the politics of her lab because her competence is perceived as making her less “likable.” The medical researcher who misses out on career guidance as would-be mentors gravitate toward her male colleagues. The high school student who never even embarks on her science career, because she’s been conditioned to believe she can’t be successful. These are just a few examples of the stereotyping and gender bias that hold women back in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (collectively referred to as “STEM”). Now, through a powerful gift from two of the nation’s…

Ten talented high school female students and their chaperones came to campus on July 18-19 for two days filled with pre-college workshops, tours and lab experiences. The students, chosen by the Long Island Latino Teachers Association (LILTA), are rising juniors and seniors from Central Islip, Brentwood and Bayshore schools. For pre-college support, students attended an admissions workshop where they learned guidelines for choosing a college and information on the admissions process. They had a discussion solely for the college application personal essay. A financial aid workshop provided them with guidance on how to navigate the financial aid process and answers to…

For the second consecutive year, Stony Brook University hosted the final championship of the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition on July 12 at the Charles B. Wang Center. The competition was managed by The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL). Out of the record-breaking 547 teams from 39 nations that submitted a project, only 10 teams were chosen for the finals. The finalists travelled to Stony Brook from around the globe including Singapore, Ireland, Peru, Australia, and California as well as local teams from New York. The competition gave students an opportunity to create, research and pitch…

The Long Island State Veterans Home presents a Concert Under the Stars featuring the West Point Concert Band and Laser Light Show on Thursday, August 16, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Long Island State Veterans Home, 100 Patriots Road in Stony Brook. Schedule of Events 6:30 pm: Opening Performer, Tommy Sullivan from Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge 7:30 pm to 9 pm: The West Point Concert Band 9:15 pm: Laser Light Show Arrive early. This is a free, outdoor concert; rain or shine. Bring your blankets, chairs and the whole family. Food vendors will be on-site.…

Stony Brook University is proud to be a welcoming campus — from miles of bike paths to stimulating lectures, the University has many opportunities for personal growth and enrichment. The Neighbors Guide is a valuable resource for employees, students and the local community to explore the University’s wide range of cultural, entertainment, educational and healthcare experiences. The easy-to-use website includes children’s programs and summer camps, campus art exhibits, shopping, sports and much more. We are in the process of updating the guide for the Fall 2018 semester. If you want your area listed, please fill out this form. For edits…

Seawolves fans can now easily access their favorite teams’ merchandise through the new online team shop: SeawolvesTeamShop.com.   With just the click of a button, fans from anywhere in the world are now able to buy their favorite team’s branded merchandise and show their Seawolf pride.    Customers can also customize their gear with their favorite logos and colors with the “Select-a-Sport” option for all sports on campus, no minimum quantities required. If you would like to order something that is not presently available, you can request a quote for your special item at customerservice@advanced-online.com or call 877-471-5410. In addition,…

On August 28, 2018, the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine will provide free dental screening, cleanings, fluoride treatment and oral health education to hundreds of underserved children at their annual Give Kids A Smile® event. Sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), Give Kids A Smile events are part of a national campaign to provide dental care and promote the importance of oral health to children who might not have ready access due to their economic status. Many families on Long Island do not have adequate dental insurance or the means to provide for proper preventive care for their…

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