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Nobel laureate Ada Yonath to talk at virtual CEWIT conference

Joy Sze November 5, 2020
Dr. Ada Yonath will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming 16th International Conference on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World (CEWIT2020) on Nov. 5. CEWIT provides a unique platform to connect research with real-life applications.
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Nancy Goroffs headshot from the Stony Brook University website. Goroff, a former Stony Brook chemistry professor, will be running against PHOTO CREDIT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Former SBU professor Nancy Goroff wins democratic primary, set to face Lee Zeldin in general election

Niki Nassiri and Sara Ruberg July 21, 2020
Nancy Goroff will compete with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin for a seat in the House of Representatives this November. If she were to defeat Zeldin this upcoming election, Goroff would become the first female Ph.D. scientist in Congress.
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SBU researchers work on technique that could help reduce carbon emissions

Cindy Mizaku December 1, 2019
Stony Brook researchers are using an artificial intelligence (AI) approach to reduce carbon emissions by converting carbon dioxide into methane, which will be made into a non-fossil fuel energy source.
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Nitrogen ice cream delights students at East Side Dining

Nitrogen ice cream delights students at East Side Dining

Evelin Mercedes October 1, 2017
The Undergraduate American Chemical Society Club displayed an interactive demonstration of how to make nitrogen ice cream at East Side Dining on Thursday.
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J-students need our room to grow

J-students need our room to grow

Mike Adams September 28, 2017
I know it takes a cognitive leap to equate cameras and tripods with beakers and Bunsen burners, but our equipment is just as crucial to journalism as a microscope is to chemistry.
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It’s OK to fail

Andrew Goldstein November 10, 2016
It’s so easy, in a pressure cooker school like Stony Brook, to feel depressed, pessimistic and gross when these grades show up on our Blackboard and stare at us.
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Benefits of the Socratic method: Philosophy is practical

Benefits of the Socratic method: Philosophy is practical

Christopher Leelum March 29, 2016
Considering the most common criticism of the major — “What can you do in the real world with a philosophy degree?” — I have a lot of clearing up to do.
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SBU opens Institute for Advanced Computational Science

SBU opens Institute for Advanced Computational Science

Kelly Saberi September 23, 2015
Stony Brook University unveiled the new Institute for Advanced Computational Science on Friday, Sept. 18.
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SBU School of Pharmacy on the horizon

Sarah Kirkup October 21, 2014
Stony Brook University is starting the approval process to open up the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences within the university.
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2015 MCAT looks to push applicants even further

Jasmine Blennau September 4, 2014
The MCAT, an exam that is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges to assess medical school applicants, will undergo changes to make it a longer exam that tests more material.
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Table salt challenges textbooks

Ruchi Shah January 28, 2014
A team of researchers at Stony Brook University, led by professor of theoretical crystallography Dr. Artem Oganov, found compelling evidence that redefines fundamental rules of chemistry.
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Daniel Weinstein, a Stony Brook alumni, tutors students in chemistry at rates reasonable for their college budgets. (EFAL SAYED / THE STATESMAN)

Who is the Sbchem Tutor?

Jasmine Blennau September 10, 2013
When students in a freshman seminar class are asked about their intended majors, an overwhelming amount answer biology and pre-med. Their first steps in the door to college are prerequisite classes such as General Chemistry (CHE 131/132). This class can be a challenge for a first semester freshman that is trying to maintain their social life, grades and overall health during the transition from high school to college. At Stony Brook University, there are many resources and opportunities for chemistry students to get the extra help and review that they need.
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