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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 real and dangerous impacts of AI, technology and media

Arya Roy September 12, 2021
#OPINIONS: With the advance of technologies such as artificial intelligence, we all must be careful of how it could be used and how it could endanger our own privacy.
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Stony Brook University launches laptop loan program for on-campus students

James Bowen September 27, 2020
Stony Brook University Libraries and Division of Information and Technology have partnered to initiate the Laptop Loan Program which allows up to 200 students in need of computers to rent laptops from the Melville Library.
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Zoom is a video chat service many Stony Brook University students are using to learn remotely. Inappropriate content has interrupted class meetings during the first week learning remotely.SCREENSHOT OF ZOOM HOMEPAGE

‘Professor? Can you hear me?’: Universities adapt to online learning

Brianne Ledda April 13, 2020
"Zoomiversity" — an SBU-student run Instagram account — documents student antics during online classes and demonstrates some of the unique circumstances that have come with moving most of the country’s universities online.
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Stony Brook University implements Zoom ahead of online classes

Brianne Ledda March 17, 2020
Stony Brook University officially implemented the web conferencing platform Zoom, according to a March 16 email from the university’s Division of Technology.
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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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Competition encourages students to showcase their learning through technology

Alek Lewis February 16, 2020
David Ecker, the director of iCREATE, said SBU Inspirations is meant to be a fun activity that helps to both educate faculty on how technology could help their classes and help students showcase their projects to peers and potential employers.
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Stony Brook Student Health Services offers mental health services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Twenty-five percent of African Americans seek treatment for mental health issues, compared to 40 percent of white individuals. THE PEOPLE SPEAK!/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

SBU researcher wins $2 million to research treatment for teenage depression

Maya Brown December 1, 2019
On Nov. 22, Jessica Schleider, a researcher at Stony Brook University (SBU), received the President’s New Researcher Award by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, based on the promise of developing theoretical or practical applications that represent advances to the field.
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Dr. Michael Schrimpff leads a nature walk through the Ashley Schiff Preserve on Stony Brook Universitys campus in honor of Earthstock. STEPHANIE YUVIENCO/THE STATESMAN

Young people need more exposure to nature

Gabby Pardo February 20, 2019
The technology-driven world and the natural world need to coexist, otherwise, addiction will continue to fester and consume us and the future generations to come.
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The increased mandatory Comprehensive Fee for the 2018-19 academic year covers expenses in technology, transportation, recreational activities for students and more. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

SBU proposes Comprehensive Fee increases in response to rising costs

Gary Ghayrat April 8, 2018
Stony Brook University is proposing raising the mandatory Comprehensive Fee for the 2018-19 academic year to $1,027.50 per semester for full-time undergraduate students.
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An Uber self-driving car, one of which killed a woman in Arizona on Sunday, March 18. Motor-vehicle related deaths per million vehicle miles driven have plummeted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  DLLU/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 4.0

Self-driving vehicles are a window to the future

Andrew Goldstein March 28, 2018
As with all new technologies, the regulations regarding self-driving cars aren’t where they should be yet.
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