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Engineering Summer Camp At Stony Brook University Receives Sponsorship Support From National Grid
Application deadline for 2-week residential camp for high school juniors and seniors is April 11

STONY BROOK, NY, March 9, 2011 -- National Grid, an international energy delivery company, has awarded ten thousand dollars to the Stony Brook 

James Toomey, a 2010 camper, from Long Island School for the Gifted

University Engineering Summer Camp, a two week residential camp for students interested in doing research in computer and electrical engineering, for materials and financial assistance to students. 

“This program supports National Grid’s Engineering Our Future initiative, designed to inspire youth and attract and develop engineers,” said Mauri Myers-Solages, Corporate Citizenship Manager of National Grid. “We, along with other utilities across the country are facing a looming shortage of 

Last day of camp with the presentation of the projects and awards ceremony

engineers so it makes sense for us to work with Stony Brook University in developing the next generation of talent needed to help support the nation’s energy delivery system,” she added. 

During the camp, twenty high school students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2011 live on the Stony Brook campus for two weeks where they explore the dynamic fields of electrical and computer engineering. Among other activities, they build a radio, make a metal detector, create sound effects and fabricate a fiber optics voice link. They also make new friends with similar interests and experience college living. The culmination of the camp 

Laura D'Aquila, a 2010 camper, from Cold Spring Harbor High School and Christopher Datsikas, a 2010 camper, from Hicksville High School 

is an awards ceremony where students display their creations to faculty, students, parents and friends.

The Stony Brook Engineering Summer Camp was founded in 2009 by Electrical Engineering Professor Monica Bugallo, who also directs the camp.         

"This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in math, science and engineering to have a hands-on experience that uses their skills and attracts their interest,” said Dr. Bugallo. “The students are a joy to be around, bright, motivated and curious. I don’t worry about 

Eve Byington, a 2010 camper, from West Islip High School

the future of our country when I see the creativity of our next generation.”

Yacov Shamash, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University strongly supports the camp. He says, “Engineering is a profession that literally shapes our future, and we need to educate and 

Theresa Chu, a 2010 camper, from Bayshore High School is in the foreground with Eve Byington, a 2010 camper, from West Islip High School 

mentor the future engineers of America, who will create solutions for our nation’s challenges. It is encouraging that National Grid recognizes and tangibly supports this need.” 

"Stony Brook University has now created residential programs for high school students in science, mathematics and engineering,” said David Bynum, Director of the Stony Brook Center for Science and Mathematics Education. “Our University has an expanded vision of its role in the community and will continue to develop new opportunities for our next generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers."

The deadline for applications to the Summer Engineering Camp at Stony Brook University is April 11. For more information please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail cesame@stonybrook.edu.

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