Stony Brook University is proud to announce that Judith Brown Clarke, PhD, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Fitness Foundation. She will serve from 2022 to 2028. The appointment was announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra. Brown Clarke was also voted in as the Chair of the Board for the next two years.
Stony Brook University has hired the inaugural executive director of the Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholars Program. Erwin Cabrera, a researcher and higher education administrator who has led initiatives with similar aims, will develop this undergraduate program intended to bolster pathways to STEM careers for underrepresented students. Cabrera will join Stony Brook on Oct. 3.
Today scientists from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) announced the culmination of a decade of science in a paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science, an international peer-reviewed journal, which describes a novel restoration approach used in Shinnecock Bay that has led to a 1,700 percent increase in the landings and densities of hard clams in that estuary, along with the expansion of seagrass meadows and the end of harmful brown tides – a result that brings the Shinnecock Bay back to its 20th Century glory for shellfishing and the result may serve as a shining example of a process to restore other estuaries around the country and world.
The WHO and the CDC recommend keeping a certain distance between people to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These social distancing recommendations are estimated from a variety of studies, but further research about the precise mechanism of virus transport is still needed. In Physics of Fluids, researchers demonstrate normal breathing indoors without a mask can transport saliva droplets capable of carrying virus particles to a distance of 2.2 meters in a matter of 90 seconds.
Justin Fincher, PhD, vice president for advancement at The Ohio State University, has been appointed vice president for advancement, effective August 23, 2021, announced Stony Brook University President, Maurie McInnis. Reporting directly to President McInnis and serving as a member of her senior management team, Fincher will provide leadership for the University’s development and alumni relations operations and serve as executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation.
After experiencing a year of hybrid learning as the COVID-19 pandemic continued, it was finally time to celebrate. Stony Brook University students became alumni in 10 2021 Degree Conferral Celebration ceremonies. The ceremonies took place at LaValle Stadium between May 19 and 21.
As the jury’s verdict of guilty on all three charges was announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin, Stony Brook University has subject matter experts who can provide perspective and dimension as to the ramifications of the verdict. Experts available…
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative movement disorder that affects predominantly dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. April has been designated Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and research expert Professor Markus Riessland from Stony…
The new era of space exploration features two Stony Brook University faculty members as part of the development of NASA’s Mars2020 Perseverance rover that recently landed. Distinguished Professor Scott McLennan and Associate Professor Joel Hurowitz worked on the PIXL (Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry) that is attached to the arm of the rover. Professor Hurowitz also serves as the deputy principal investigator for the PIXL and is part of the scientific leadership of the mission.
The new era of space exploration features two Stony Brook University faculty members as part of the development of NASA’s Mars2020 Perseverance rover that recently landed. Distinguished Professor Scott McLennan and Associate Professor Joel Hurowitz both worked on the PIXL (Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry) that is attached to the arm of the rover. The PIXL is a micro-focus X-ray fluorescence instrument that rapidly measures elemental chemistry by focusing an X-ray beam to a tiny spot on the target rock or soil, analyzing the induced X-ray fluorescence. Both professors have been working on Mars missions with NASA since 2004.
President Joseph Biden recently announced Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across the Federal Government which can be found on this Fact Sheet: “This order commits to the goal of conserving…
Paul Goldbart, PhD, has been appointed the new Executive Vice President and Provost, effective March 22, 2021, announced Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis. Goldbart is currently Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Robert E. Boyer Chair and Mary Ann Rankin Leadership Chair at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).
Scientists improved the performance of a battery electrode material with a unique flower-shaped nanostructure.
The language in Facebook posts becomes less formal and invokes family more often in the lead-up to an emergency room visit.
Brookhaven & SBU hope to create the world’s first true quantum internet, which would enhance information transfer and help us solve complex problems.
A scientist, an artist, and a computer music professor combined 3-D printing, sound, and virtual reality to represent nanoscience data.