Browsing: Community Outreach

“Autism: The Benefits of Early Diagnosis and Intervention” features experts from the Stony Brook Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders on Tuesday, April 19, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A. In toddlers 18 months or older, delays in language development and the lack of desire to communicate may be reasons to seek a professional evaluation to determine if your child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recognizing ASD and providing interventions early can help a child reach their full potential. At this dinner/panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to meet, learn from and ask…

Two Stony Brook University professionals received the highest honor from the Town of Brookhaven Office of Women’s Services during its 30th Annual Women’s Recognition Night. Marie A. Badalamente, PhD, a Professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopedics, and Cathrine Duffy, MA, Associate Director of Student Support, were among those recognized for their excellence and leadership in their professions. Each year in celebration of National Women’s History Month, the town honors the accomplishments of outstanding women who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in Brookhaven based on a variety of endeavors in fields such as education, medicine,…

Promoting Early Interest in STEM Education at Local Elementary Schools Faculty and students from Stony Brook’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) provided a hands-on science experiment to fifth graders in five elementary schools for more than 250 students on Long Island. Their goal is to help promote an early interest in STEM education through the Science Ambassador Program sponsored by Bio-Rad, a chemical supply company. Led by the BME’s honor society Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AEMB), the Stony Brook group taught these fifth graders about DNA with the ‘Genes in a Bottle’ experiment. Through simple steps, students isolated their very own…

CancerWise Café comes to the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Learn about the latest advances in the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of several types of cancers from the cancer care experts at Stony Brook University Cancer Center (Including: breast, gynecological, leukemia, lymphoma, prostate and gastrointestinal). Educational displays will provide information on services available at the Cancer Center, including social work, patient advocacy, nutrition, physical therapy, support groups and the Cancer Survivorship Program. Information from community organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, Fighting Chance, Leukemia & Lymphoma…

Girl Power in STEM: Step It Up! is a symposium that celebrates the accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. It will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 9 am to 2 pm in the Engineering Building, Lecture Hall 145. Lecturers and panelists will discuss the impact of women in STEM careers, on the work environment, and on the economy, as well as how we as a society can improve women’s participation in STEM fields. Bringing together women from academia, government and private sectors, this event will also help up-and-coming young professionals learn about women’s experiences…

Stony Brook University again won Best College/University on Long Island for the fifth consecutive year and Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. was voted Best College President for the second consecutive year. The University earned 2016 Bethpage Best of LI designations in the 11th annual competition as follows: Best College or University: Stony Brook University Best College President: Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD Best College Sports Program: Stony Brook University Best College Sports Coach: Steve Pikiell, Men’s Basketball Best Film Festival: Stony Brook Film Festival Best Learning Center Business: Stony Brook Child Care Center Best Adult Day Care: Long Island State Veterans Home…

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore recognized Stony Brook University students Emma Tulip and Joseph Verderber for their efforts in raising awareness about mental health issues and suicide among veterans and active military personnel. Emma — with support from the Student Health Advisory Committee and Chill Peer Educators — hosted 22 days of events at the University’s Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center through the “22 in 22” program. The name refers to the harsh fact that 22 veterans take their lives every day in the United States. Emma and other college students throughout the country are hoping to reverse that…

“Inspiration and Empowerment: A Conversation for and about Women in the Workplace” will be held on Thursday, March 17, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballrooms A and B. This symposium is open to all Stony Brook employees, community members and anyone looking for inspiration and empowerment in their professional and personal lives. The keynote speakers are Jessica Bacal, Director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College, and author of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting it Wrong, and Tonjanita Johnson,…

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at Stony Brook is encouraging K-12 students throughout the region and the nation to study computer science with the hope of meeting growing workforce demand. “Every day the department is bombarded with employer requests for qualified CS candidates,” said Arie Kaufman, CS Distinguished Professor and Chair. “It is our hope that through consistent high school outreach, students will learn to love computer science as much as we do, and eventually the employment gap will decrease.” In addition to its work with CodeLI, which has been a very positive experience for CS students and thousands…

Imagine giving a priceless gift that costs nothing — a gift that not only change lives, but can save them. That’s the gift of organ donation registration. From heart donations that allow young children to reach adulthood, to kidney transplants that enable recipients to avoid the difficulty of dialysis, to skin grafts that save the lives of burn victims, organ donations have changed the future for many in the most important of ways. On October 6, Stony Brook’s Department of Transplantation partnered with LiveOnNY, enlisting a team of volunteers from Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University for a regional…

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