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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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Science does not fully endorse blue-light blocking glasses

Meenu Johnkutty February 17, 2021
Increases in screen time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have surfaced new concerns about blue light and its potential impacts on sleep and eye health. However, eye doctors say this wavelength of light is virtually everywhere. 
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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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The American response to COVID-19 illustrates the importance of scientific literacy

Matt Venezia August 27, 2020
#OPINION From people refusing to wear masks to those with a mistrust of vaccines, the response to COVID-19 by the American people and government highlights the importance of scientific literacy.
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History-related careers begin to bounce back

Sam Lauria March 8, 2020
Since the recession of 2008, the number of students looking to pursue careers in the humanities, specifically history, has decreased. According to occupational employment statistics by the U.S. Department of Labor, 3,700 people were employed as historians in 2008.
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Brookhaven National Lab chosen to host new particle accelerator

Matthew Yan February 28, 2020
The EIC will be designed and overseen by 1,000 scientists from 30 nations, including scientists from Stony Brook’s own faculty.
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Anat speaks at the Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium in the  Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building Auditorium on March 28, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN

SBU study finds that taking sex into account could change 20% of MCI diagnoses

Deidre Redhead December 7, 2019
Anat Biegon, a professor in the department of radiology at the Renaissance School of Medicine, co-wrote a study that found taking sex into account could change diagnoses for 20% of people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
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The Art of Science: Selections from the collection hosted by the Simons Center

Amaya McDonald October 27, 2019
On Oct. 24, the Simons Center Gallery opened “The Art of Science: Selections from the Collection,” a compilation of pieces curated by Lorraine Walsh that highlight the relationship between science and art.
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A healthy diet is the best for coping with stress

A healthy diet is the best for coping with stress

Matthew Yan October 11, 2019
College students are constantly stressed. Between ominous tests, looming deadlines and the nagging desire to be involved everywhere to make your resume glow, it’s easy to crack under the pressure and search for some kind of comfort.
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Washington Post editor discusses science and transparency at latest ‘My Life As’ lecture

Washington Post editor discusses science and transparency at latest ‘My Life As’ lecture

Brianne Ledda October 2, 2019
“You may notice that we got a new goth motto,” Laura Helmuth, science editor at The Washington Post, said at Stony Brook University’s latest “My Life As” event on Monday, Sept. 23.
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Michael Mann discusses climate change in the age of Trump

Maya Brown April 24, 2019
Dr. Michael E. Mann, a prominent climate scientist, geophysicist and professor of atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University, came to Stony Brook University’s Earthstock celebration on Friday, April 19, where he was the university’s keynote speaker.
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SBU anthropologist publishes his findings on the worlds smallest ape species

SBU anthropologist publishes his findings on the world’s smallest ape species

Charles Scott November 30, 2018
A paper published in the December 2018 edition of the Journal of Human Evolution explores the potential reason behind why the world’s smallest known ape species went extinct.
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