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Stony Brook Welcomes L.I. High School Students for Protein Modeling Challenge
Stony Brook University’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education

WHAT: Stony Brook University’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) is holding a Protein Modeling Challenge science competition for Long Island high school students. Students will be actively and creatively involved in building models of RAS signaling protein and demonstrating their knowledge of protein chemistry, cell biology and computer modeling.  Scientists are currently developing anti-cancer treatments targeting this protein. 

WHO: 34 teams of high school students from 34 different school districts across Long Island, University students, professional scientists and researchers from Stony Brook University and Coferon, Inc.

WHEN: February 28, 2014; event runs from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Best times for video/photos: From about 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. when students will be building the models; and from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. when they will be displaying their models.

WHERE:  Stony Brook University Student Activities Center

Directions : LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicholls Road 8.5 miles. Cross over Route 347 and make left at Main Entrance (second entrance) to University. Follow entrance roadway to Parking Garage, which is attached to the Administration Building. The Student Activities Center is located on the Academic Mall up the walkway from the Administration building.