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Joining one of the more than 400 student clubs or organizations at Stony Brook can lead to unexpected journeys. For Sarah McTague ’18, membership in the marine science club sent her all the way across the ocean. Through the club, the Averill Park, New York, marine science major heard about a Sea Education Association program called Sea Semester, which gave her the opportunity to earn four college credits while making a 3,300- nautical-mile transatlantic crossing in a research vessel – all the way from Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to Cork, Ireland. Sarah spent 30 days on board the clipper ship Corwith…

During the fall semester, Happenings will feature a series of nine, three-minute musical performances by students in the Department of Music at Stony Brook University. The “Sounds from Studio A” series was filmed, created and edited on campus in Studio A at the Video Studio. “We developed the series and contacted Michael Hershkowitz in the Music Department to have him coordinate the musicians,” said Bill Cusick, Senior Video Producer/Director for Stony Brook University’s Video Production Group. “Our goal is to give the students and a few employees some more exposure, and we hope to continue the series with additional recordings in…

Throughout the campuses of Stony Brook University, art is everywhere. Paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations are featured in the University’s many galleries. The community is always welcome. Art Among Science The gallery in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is open to the public Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. It features installations from artists around the world. For more information on the next gallery show or to be added to the Center’s mailing list visit www.scgp.stonybrook.edu. This September, The Simons Center Gallery will present a solo exhibition of work by Manfred Mohr, an internationally acclaimed pioneer…

Through the Endowed Richard A. Bishop Fund, 20 incoming freshmen and two continuing students received laptops on August 21 at a ceremony in the Administration Building Welcome Center. The fund was established in memory of Mr. Bishop, a resident of the area and local businessman who used to manage the Computer Corner for Stony Brook’s Faculty Student Association (FSA) before the venue closed in 2003. In the spirit of Dick Bishop — who was always extremely generous to his customers — the endowment is intended to help students who might not otherwise have the resources to purchase a computer for college.…

A unique collection of world-renowned entertainers will perform at Staller Center during the upcoming year. “One of many shows that will undoubtedly be popular is a touring production of Mel Brooks’ Tony Award winning musical The Producers, scheduled for November 21, 2015,” said Staller Center Director Alan Inkles. “We know that newcomers to Staller Center as well as regulars will enjoy a Broadway theatrical treat of pure fun.” The esteemed Emerson String Quartet brings an all Haydn and Beethoven program to start off the season on October 7. Jazz by Arturo Sandoval follows in a sold-out show on October 10,…

A scientist doesn’t have to wear a white labcoat to be taken seriously, let alone inspire a generation of young minds — just ask the students at East Islip High School. In mid-April, even on the verge of finals, college entrance exams, prom, graduation and summer vacation, the upperclassmen studying science at East Islip gave their full attention, and then some, to two visitors presenting their scientific research and passion. Jinelle Wint and Danica Warns are two of many who experienced Science Unplugged, a unique course offered through the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University that provides…

Ashwin Kelkar ’16 loves research so much that he doesn’t mind its high rate of failure. But when success occurs, the biochemistry major said, the experience is that much more rewarding. “I’d say 99 out of 100 experiments will either fail or come back with strange results,” Ashwin said. “The key is to constantly be looking at these results in a different light.” Research first intrigued Ashwin when he was 16 and attending Syosset High School, which provided him with the opportunity to seek out a research institute in a laboratory setting. He wound up conducting research at The Feinstein…

The new 1,200-square-foot Innovation Lab in Stony Brook University’s College of Business — filled with 3D printers, green screens, video cameras, computers, vinyl cutters and even a sewing machine — has been featured in Innovate LI. The Innovation Lab, located in Harriman Hall, Room 210, gives inventive students a place to explore their creative nature while it teaches them necessary skills through a series of workshops on different types of equipment and programs used by inventors. It is a place in which innovators from all over campus can collaborate to develop ideas into actual products. “We’re trying to create a…

A handshake is used to make introductions and seal business deals. And now it’s an innovative, cutting-edge career services recruiting platform launching through Stony Brook’s Career Center. Handshake, which replaces ZebraNet as the central job and internship database for Stony Brook students and alumni, offers: A mobile app that enables students and employers to use the system on the go An easy-to-use intuitive interface built on the same principles employed by Facebook and Google The ability to sync your Google calendar with upcoming Career Center activities, such as workshops, information sessions and interviews A way for employers to better manage recruitment efforts,…

As reported in USA Today, the undergraduate applied mathematics program at Stony Brook University is the fourth best in the country, with reputation for providing students with an excellent education highlighted by small class sizes and research opportunities. “The undergraduate applied mathematics program is a top choice for students interested in entering actuarial science, engineering, systems analysis, operations research and more,” states USA Today. “The program is designed to teach students how to tackle problems using mathematical techniques. It is one of the largest science majors at Stony Brook and one of the best applied mathematics programs in the country.…

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