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Three Stony Brook University graduate students — Tiffany Victor, Joseph Verardo and Vahideh Rasekhi — met with the staff members of Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Lee Zeldin and Congresswoman Nita Lowey as part of the NAGPS Graduate Students Legislative Action Day in Washington, D.C., on September 12. Twice a year, the Graduate Student Organization partners with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) for the NAGPS’ Advocacy Summit and Legislative Action Days. The Summit gathers student leaders from across the country for a two-day seminar and a day on the Hill meeting with policymakers about issues in…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, is featured in a newly released video from The Science Coalition, an organization supporting federal funding for research institutions. Dr. Stanley is a strong advocate for federal funding of basic research and the role of university research in innovation and discovery. In the video he discusses the critical importance of young researchers, their role in discovery and ensuring that they opportunities to participate in America’s research enterprise. He previously penned an op-ed on this topic for Scientific American. The Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of the nation’s leading public…

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2016 – Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, gave an overview of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) working paper on gain-of-function research at the Gain-of-Function Research Symposium, hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Stanley is chair of the NSABB, a federal advisory committee that addresses issues related to biosecurity and dual use research at the request of the United States Government. Dr. Stanley presented the overview with Harvey Fineberg, the Symposium Planning Committee Chair, and also responded to public comments and questions. The public symposium,…

Putting the Science in Super Tuesday  As voters in 14 states on Super Tuesday answer the question of who they want to be their party’s nominee for president of the United States, The Science Coalition (TSC) asked students, researchers and faculty at four universities — including Stony Brook — a different question. Why should science matter to our presidential candidates? TSC and its 64-member universities are focusing on the need to maintain America’s leadership in scientific discovery and innovation. The initial answers reflect the challenges facing the nation, as well as what people hope for the future. The presidential candidates’…

Support for higher education is a key part of the agenda set forth by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in his 2016 State of the State and Executive Budget Address, delivered January 13. Gov. Cuomo called for an extension of the NYSUNY 2020 and NYCUNY 2020 program to keep tuition increases low and predictable while providing additional resources to New York’s public colleges and universities. “On behalf of Stony Brook University, I am grateful to Governor Cuomo for his leadership and vision in proposing to extend NYSUNY 2020 for five more years,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel…

Stony Brook University, long devoted to fostering diversity and equality, has furthered its commitment to worldwide gender equality, hosting the first face-to-face meeting of the HeForShe solidarity movement IMPACT 10x10x10 University champions. Stony Brook is one of 10 universities around the world — and only two in the United States — that have committed to the United Nations Women’s HeForShe movement to take bold game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. During the two-day IMPACT meeting, held November 30 and December 1, representatives from seven of the other nine universities flew in from across the globe to…

The Center for Corporate Education and Training (CET) at Stony Brook University has partnered with Suffolk County to implement a new and innovative training program for employees. In order to identify issues and create the new program, CET launched focus groups with four teams made up of department heads and managers to develop the new curriculum. The program began in July and will run through March 2016. So far CET staff members have trained 75 county senior executives including commissioners, and they are now training 250 project leaders and later 75 facilitators. Training will eventually be rolled out to more than…

With summer on the way, United States Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) (right) met with Ya Wang, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (center) and Jeffrey Ge, PhD, professor and interim department chair, for an update on Dr. Wang’s research on air conditioning vents capable of 30 percent energy savings. The vent would be able to control airflow distribution, velocity, and temperature in both commercial and residential settings. Dr. Wang is funded through a $2,049,260 three-year grant from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects (ARPA-E). Stony Brook University is only one of three institutions in…

New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul recently visited Stony Brook University for a briefing by researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) about the serious problem of nitrogen pollution in Long Island’s groundwater and surface water.  The problem has resulted in faster growth of harmful algae resulting in a loss of wetlands and seagrass – a critical habitat for fish and shellfish.  Funding was added in this year’s state budget for a Long Island nitrogen management and mitigation plan. Lt. Governor Hochul was also updated on the Center for Clean Water Technology.  A collaboration of Stony…

Rob Trotta is a life-long resident of the 13th Legislative District. He grew up in Commack with his two brothers and graduated from Commack High School in 1979. He currently lives in Fort Salonga with his wife, two children and dog, Buddy. He graduated from C.W. Post in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and from Stony Brook University in 1993 with a Master’s Degree in Labor Management Relations. In 1988, he became a Suffolk County Police officer. His hard work and passion for the job were recognized on several occasions by his superiors, including “Cop of the…