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The inaugural class of the Chancellors Summer Research Excellence Fund which facilitated the Universitys Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (SOAR). PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK NEWS

Stony Brook introduces SOAR, a new research pilot program

Mariam Ismail November 19, 2023
Stony Brook University’s new pilot research program for underprivileged students, Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (SOAR), made its debut on May 30 and concluded on August 4. 
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“Worm lab” provides unique opportunities for undergraduate research

Matt Venezia March 9, 2023
The path to finding research experience at Stony Brook, especially without prior training, is often a difficult one for undergraduates. In 2015, Stony Brook professor Sharon Pochron hoped to change that with the "worm lab." Now, eight years later, her lab continues to have a positive impact on student growth.
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All Things STEM: The Value of Mentorships

All Things STEM: The Value of Mentorships

Namrata Singh January 12, 2023
In collaboration with Stony Brook University's iGem team, 'All Things STEM' is a limited-run series interested in giving students a foundational framework for everything in the study and research of the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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All Things STEM: What are the Soft Sciences?

All Things STEM: What are the Soft Sciences?

Namrata Singh January 5, 2023
Hosted by Namrata Singh, this episode explains the utility of the scientific method in the study of human behaviors, or 'soft' sciences.
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The 2022 iGEM team representing Stony Brook University. Competing in Paris, France, in the 2022 iGEM Competition, the teams work is focusing on deficiencies correlating to severe blood clots.  PHOTO COURTESY OF iGEM

Stony Brook’s 2022 iGEM team works to combat protein S deficiency

Ya Jing Chen July 29, 2022

Eleven Stony Brook undergraduate students are representing the university at the 2022 iGEM Competition for synthetic biology in Paris, France this October. iGEM (Internationally Genetically Engineered...

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23andMe’s privatization of genetic data restricts the research community

Matt Venezia November 23, 2021
Due to their privatization of data, 23andMe restricts the ability of the research community to make significant progress outside of specific collaborations with the company. 
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Alexandra Solowinska, a freshman at Stony Brook University, enters college with a goal of being a physician. Solowinska, a cancer survivor, now volunteers at the Stony Brook Medical Center, where she had her treatment as a toddler. (MICHAEL RUIZ / THE STATESMAN)

SBU advisor connects students to internships and research programs

Justin Lai September 19, 2021
Through her fall 2021 pre-professional advising workshops, Stony Brook University lecturer Alexandra Solowinska is connecting students to science, technology, engineering and math and pre-health internship and research opportunities.
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Business, Healthcare and Human Services job fair in 2019. MAYA BROWN/STATESMAN FILE

Internships are just as important as classes

Matt Venezia March 29, 2021
#OPINION Every student needs classes in order to complete their degree. Obviously, this isn't breaking news — if you look at your major's degree completion criteria, you'll notice that they're mostly made up of classes.
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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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Stony Brook storm chasers work with NASA

Niki Nassiri February 9, 2020
Stony Brook University and NASA are teaming up to research snowstorms for the first time in 32 years. Stony Brook University received $1.4 million last January from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to aid in ground research that would help to improve East Coast snowstorm forecasting
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SBU Professor developing new way to combat Alzheimer’s Disease

Joe McQueen January 19, 2020
Stony Brook University professor of Biomedical Engineering, Donghui Zhu, is working with the Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine to develop a new way to combat Alzheimer’s disease after securing a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Girnun and his attorneys on Jan. 14, 2020 outside of the Alfonse M. DAmato Courthouse. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Former SBU professor pleads guilty to funneling cancer research funds

Brianne Ledda and Melissa Azofeifa January 14, 2020
Girnun could face a maximum of 10 years in jail without parole, and “a fine to be determined,” according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.
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