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The State University of New York at Stony Brook, also known as Stony Brook University, is a public research university located in Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York
Stony Brook is a hamlet located in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, which is on the North Shore of Long Island...

, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

, on the North Shore
North Shore (Long Island)
The North Shore of Long Island is the area along Long Island's northern coast, bordering Long Island Sound. The region has long been the most affluent on Long Island, as well as the most affluent in the New York metropolitan area, which has earned it the nickname "the Gold Coast." Though some...

 of Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

, about 50 miles (80 km) east of Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

.
Founded in 1957 and located at its present site since 1962, Stony Brook University is one of the four university centers and is considered a flagship institution of the State University of New York
State University of New York
The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY , is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus...

.
The main campus is home to more than 24,500 students, and 138,560 alumni. The University is organized by schools and colleges, including the Medical, Dental, and Graduate School, and several branch campuses including Stony Brook Manhattan
Stony Brook Manhattan
Stony Brook Manhattan was established in 2002 as a branch facility of State University of New York at Stony Brook. It consolidated operations in 2011 to the 3rd floor of 387 Park Avenue South, with a classroom entrance around the corner at 101 East 27th Street...

, whose operations were consolidated in 2010, and Stony Brook Southampton, whose operations were reduced to the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and the MFA Program in Writing and Literature also in 2010. Stony Brook is one of 61 leading research universities in the U.S and joined the American Association of Universities (AAU) in 2001. Stony Brook University Medical Center, completed in 1980, is Suffolk County’s only tertiary hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, and the only academic medical center in Suffolk County—larger also than any in Nassau County. The University also co-manages Brookhaven National Labs under a contract under the authority of the U.S. Department of Energy.

History



The university was founded in 1957 as the State University College on Long Island with about 140 students. The first temporary campus was at the William Robertson Coe Planting Fields estate
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, which includes the Coe Hall Historic House Museum, is an arboretum and state park covering over located in the Village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, New York....

 in Oyster Bay. Originally, Stony Brook was a college for preparing secondary school teachers in mathematics and the sciences. Since 1962, the campus has been located in Stony Brook on land donated by philanthropist Ward Melville
Ward Melville
John Ward Melville was an American philanthropist, and businessman, born to Frank Melville, Jr. Ward Melville attended college at Columbia University, where he was active in the Columbia Daily Spectator and the Philolexian Society. Following graduation in 1909, Melville joined his father's shoe...

. The original donation consisted of more than 400 acres (1.6 km²), but the campus has since grown to about three times that size. Among the four SUNY University Centers, Stony Brook is the only one that was founded after the SUNY system was established.

The Stony Brook campus was initially concentrated around what was called G-Quad (now Mendelsohn Quad), and almost all offices were located there. Classes took place in the Humanities building, and some classes were still offered at Oyster Bay. However, the 1960s and 1970s witnessed rapid growth under university president John S. Toll
John S. Toll
John Sampson Toll was an American physicist and educational administrator.Toll received his bachelor's degree in physics from Yale in 1944, after which he served in the Navy in World War II. He finished his Ph.D...

. More buildings were erected on campus, and academic programs and enrollment grew.

Throughout its first 50 years, Stony Brook has undergone a number of changes in its logo and on how it is named. In 1957, while it was still located in Oyster Bay, it was officially called the State University College of Long Island at Oyster Bay. A year after, it was changed to State University Center on Long Island at Oyster Bay.

When it moved to its present campus in Stony Brook in 1962, it became officially known as the State University of New York at Stony Brook, or SUNY-Stony Brook (SUNY-SB). Another form used in documents was University at Stony Brook (USB) as can be seen in one of the previous logos. Today, the university is known and marketed as Stony Brook University, with the new logo designed by Milton Glaser
Milton Glaser
Milton Glaser is a graphic designer, best known for the I Love New York logo, his "Bob Dylan" poster, the "DC bullet" logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the "Brooklyn Brewery" logo. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.-Biography:Glaser was born into a Hungarian...

.

In the 1990s the school underwent a project to revitalize the campus. Numerous buildings were renovated, including the Student Activities Center, as well as each residential quad. More recently, the school completed construction of a massive Charles B. Wang Asian American Center that was funded, in part, by a $52 million donation from Charles Wang
Charles Wang
Charles B. Wang is the co-founder of Computer Associates International, Inc. and owner of the New York Islanders ice hockey team and their AHL affiliates, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers....

. The university constructed Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
The Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium is the main stadium for the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York, USA. Construction began in 2000 at a cost of approximately $22 million. With a capacity of 8,132 people, it is the largest outdoor facility in Suffolk County. The stadium...

 for $22 million in 2002. Recently new apartments have been added for undergraduates. Renovations were recently completed on the original Humanities building and existing undergraduate residence halls. New residence halls continue to be built, such as a new hall just completed according to green-building specifications. Recently, a donation of $60 million was made by retired math professor Dr. James Simons
James Harris Simons
James Harris "Jim" Simons is an American hedge fund manager, mathematician, and philanthropist.In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies, a private investment firm based in New York with over $15 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the...

 for the construction of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is a center for theoretical physics and mathematics at Stony Brook University in New York. The focus of the center is mathematical physics and the interface of geometry and physics. It was founded in 2007 by a gift from the James and Marilyn Simons...

.

Due to its long history as a concert venue, the university was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame
Long Island Music Hall of Fame
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization whose office is located in Port Jefferson, New York. It was incorporated in July 2005 under the New York State Board of Regents as a non profit organization and holds a provisional charter to operate as a museum in the state of New York...

 on October 15, 2006.

In 2011, the American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is a scientific society based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. Founded in 1876 at New York University, the ACS currently has more than 161,000 members at all degree-levels and in all fields of chemistry, chemical...

 designated Stony Brook's Chemistry Department a National Historic Landmark for its development of the MRI under the supervision of Paul Lauterbur
Paul Lauterbur
Paul Christian Lauterbur was an American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance imaging possible.Dr...

.

Although Stony Brook is a state institution, private philanthropy plays an ever-increasing role in the development of the university. Stony Brook's endowment, managed by the Stony Brook Foundation, amounted to more than $95 million in fiscal year 2008/2009; the Foundation manages assets in excess of $235.5 million.

Academics



Stony Brook was one of ten national universities awarded a National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health...

 recognition award in 1998 for their integration of research and education. In 2001 it became a member of the Association of American Universities
Association of American Universities
The Association of American Universities is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education...

 (AAU), an invitation-only organization of the top research universities in the U.S., currently having 62 members. In the last three years two Nobel Prizes were awarded to professors for their work conducted at Stony Brook. The University has an annual $4.65 billion economic impact on the region. Stony Brook co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory , is a United States national laboratory located in Upton, New York on Long Island, and was formally established in 1947 at the site of Camp Upton, a former U.S. Army base...

 through Brookhaven Science Associates, a 50-50 partnership with Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle Memorial Institute is a private nonprofit applied science and technology development company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Battelle is a charitable trust organized as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Ohio and is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the...

. Stony Brook is also one of two public schools in New York to have a medical school and a dental school, the other being State University of New York at Buffalo
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, also commonly known as the University at Buffalo or UB, is a public research university and a "University Center" in the State University of New York system. The university was founded by Millard Fillmore in 1846. UB has multiple campuses...

.

Research


The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is the SUNY center for marine and atmospheric research, education, and public service. More than 300 graduate and undergraduate students from 16 different nations currently work and study at SoMAS. The School's students study coastal oceanographic processes and atmospheric sciences in a natural and academic setting that offers abundant opportunities for conducting field work, solving real problems in both local and distant environments, and learning to express their opinions in the weekly seminars. The Marine Sciences Research Center, the original institute for marine studies, was incorporated into the new School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS) on June 15, 2007.

Also, the University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory , is a United States national laboratory located in Upton, New York on Long Island, and was formally established in 1947 at the site of Camp Upton, a former U.S. Army base...

, joining an elite group of universities – including the University of California
University of California
The University of California is a public university system in the U.S. state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the California State University...

, University of Chicago
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890...

, Cornell, MIT, and Princeton University
Princeton University
Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

 – that run federal laboratories. In the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering area, some of the research centers of Stony Brook University are the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
The C. N. Yang Institute of Theoretical Physics is a research center at Stony Brook University. In 1965, it was the vision of then University President J.S. Toll and Physics Department chair T.A...

, and the[Nuclear Theory Institute, among others. In the biomedical sciences, Stony Brook houses the Center for Biotechnology and the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, among many others. In March, 2008, the University received $60 million endowment from James Simons to establish the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is a center for theoretical physics and mathematics at Stony Brook University in New York. The focus of the center is mathematical physics and the interface of geometry and physics. It was founded in 2007 by a gift from the James and Marilyn Simons...

. The Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
The Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biologywas founded in 2008 by a gift from Drs. Henry Laufer and Marsha Laufer. The Laufer Center is part of Stony Brook University. The center's current director is Dr. Ken A. Dill. Associate director is Dr. Carlos Simmerling. ...

 was established by a generous gift in 2008 from Dr. Henry Laufer.

In July 2007 Stony Brook won a grant from the Department of Defense to devise ways to prevent terrorists from corrupting computers, and another from the Department of Homeland Security to design a system to detect radiation without triggering false alarms.

The New York Center for Computational Sciences (NYCCS), formed in 2007, is a joint venture of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory , is a United States national laboratory located in Upton, New York on Long Island, and was formally established in 1947 at the site of Camp Upton, a former U.S. Army base...

.
Its centerpiece is an 18 rack Blue Gene /L and 2 rack Blue Gene/P massively parallel supercomputer
based on the IBM system-on-chip technology, also known as New York Blue Gene supercomputer
New York Blue Gene supercomputer
New York Blue Gene supercomputer, also known as NewYorkBlue, is a 18 rack Blue Gene/L and a 2 rack Blue Gene/P massively parallel supercomputer based on the IBM system-on-chip technology. It is located in the New York Center for Computational Sciences...

. In the June 2008 Top 500 supercomputer rankings New York Blue Gene/L was ranked 17th, and
Blue Gene/P was ranked 75th. The total peak performance for both Blue Gene/L and Blue Gene/P consists 103.22 teraflops (trillion floating-point calculations per second).

Notable research and discoveries


There have been many notable research projects and important scientific discoveries at Stony Brook.

Years Research/discovery
1969 Dated Moon rocks and estimated the age of the Moon http://www.sunysb.edu/research/milestones1/page15/page15.html
Created a new ultrasound
Ultrasound
Ultrasound is cyclic sound pressure with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing. Ultrasound is thus not separated from "normal" sound based on differences in physical properties, only the fact that humans cannot hear it. Although this limit varies from person to person, it is...

 method that speeds the healing of bone fractures
Discovered the link between emphysema
Emphysema
Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath. In people with emphysema, the tissues necessary to support the physical shape and function of the lungs are destroyed. It is included in a group of diseases called chronic obstructive pulmonary...

 and smoking
Tobacco smoking
Tobacco smoking is the practice where tobacco is burned and the resulting smoke is inhaled. The practice may have begun as early as 5000–3000 BCE. Tobacco was introduced to Eurasia in the late 16th century where it followed common trade routes...

Developed the drug that is recommended for all cardiac angioplasties
Angioplasty
Angioplasty is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel, the latter typically being a result of atherosclerosis. An empty and collapsed balloon on a guide wire, known as a balloon catheter, is passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a fixed size...

 (abciximab)
1974 Created the first MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging , nuclear magnetic resonance imaging , or magnetic resonance tomography is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize detailed internal structures...

 image of a living organism
Organism
In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system . In at least some form, all organisms are capable of response to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance of homoeostasis as a stable whole.An organism may either be unicellular or, as in the case of humans, comprise...

http://www.sunysb.edu/research/milestones1/page7/page7.html
Discovered the Golden Bamboo Lemur
Lemur
Lemurs are a clade of strepsirrhine primates endemic to the island of Madagascar. They are named after the lemures of Roman mythology due to the ghostly vocalizations, reflective eyes, and the nocturnal habits of some species...

Identified and cataloged 328 distant galaxies
Galaxy
A galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and an important but poorly understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter. The word galaxy is derived from the Greek galaxias , literally "milky", a...

Using a single electron
Electron
The electron is a subatomic particle with a negative elementary electric charge. It has no known components or substructure; in other words, it is generally thought to be an elementary particle. An electron has a mass that is approximately 1/1836 that of the proton...

, created the smallest electric switch in the world
1976 Formulation of supergravity
Supergravity
In theoretical physics, supergravity is a field theory that combines the principles of supersymmetry and general relativity. Together, these imply that, in supergravity, the supersymmetry is a local symmetry...

1982 Found the cause of Lyme disease
Lyme disease
Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the main cause of Lyme disease in the United States, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii cause most...

http://www.sunysb.edu/research/milestones1/page8/page8.html
Invented virtual colonoscopy
Virtual colonoscopy
Virtual colonoscopy is a medical imaging procedure which uses x-rays and computers to produce two- and three-dimensional images of the colon from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way to the lower end of the small intestine and display them on a screen...

1998 FDA approved abciximab and Periostat (doxycycline
Doxycycline
Doxycycline INN is a member of the tetracycline antibiotics group, and is commonly used to treat a variety of infections. Doxycycline is a semisynthetic tetracycline invented and clinically developed in the early 1960s by Pfizer Inc. and marketed under the brand name Vibramycin. Vibramycin...

), SUNY's first two drugs http://www.sunysb.edu/research/milestones1/page3/page3.html
1998 Discovered important fossil
Fossil
Fossils are the preserved remains or traces of animals , plants, and other organisms from the remote past...

 linking birds to dinosaur
Dinosaur
Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade and superorder Dinosauria. They were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for over 160 million years, from the late Triassic period until the end of the Cretaceous , when the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event led to the extinction of...

s http://www.sunysb.edu/research/milestones1/page14/page14.html
2002 Synthesized the first virus
Virus
A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Viruses infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea...

, in vitro, poliohttp://www.sunysb.edu/research/milestones1/page4/page4.html
2007 Homo erectus may not have evolved from Homo habilishttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20182555/site/newsweek/
2008 Remains of Beelzebufo
Beelzebufo
Beelzebufo ampinga was a particularly large species of prehistoric frog first identified in 2007. Common names assigned by the popular media include "Devil Frog", "Devil Toad", and "The Frog From Hell"...

, or devil frog, largest frog to ever exist, discovered in Madagascar http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/08021826-remains-of-giant-frog-discovered-in-madagascar.html
Three Stony Brook Professors Shared Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

 Awarded for Climate Change Panel http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/Three_Stony_Brook_Professors_Share_in_Nobel_Prize_Awarded_to_Gore_and_Climate_Change_Panel.shtml

Admissions


Stony Brook University has become increasingly competitive as a result of an increase in applications to public schools during the recession. In 2010, the University decided to put a cap on admissions effective in 2011 as a result of a budget crisis. In 2010, 40.9% of 27,819 applications were accepted, with 2,700 of those 11,379 accepted students enrolling as freshmen in September.

Academic Profile of enrolling freshmen
  • GPA: 88 - 94
  • 38% in top 10th of graduating class
  • 72% in top quarter of graduating class
  • 95% in top half of graduating class


The middle 50% of the 2009 enrolled freshmen had the following score ranges:
  • SAT Math: 590-690
  • SAT Critical Reading: 540-630
  • SAT Writing: 530-630
  • ACT: 25-29

The average SAT score for the class of 2014 was 1251/1600

Colleges

Current Schools and Colleges of Stony Brook University
Arts and Sciences Business Engineering and Applied Sciences Dental Medicine Health Technology and Management Journalism Marine & Atmospheric Sciences Medicine Nursing Professional Development Social Welfare Graduate School

West Campus


Stony Brook is located at the geographic midpoint of Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

, approximately 60 miles (97 km) east of New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 and 60 miles (97 km) west of Montauk
Montauk, New York
Montauk [ˈmɒntɒk] is a census-designated place that roughly corresponds to the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, United States on the South Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 3,851 as of 2000...

. Situated south of New York State Route 25A
New York State Route 25A
New York State Route 25A is a state highway on Long Island in New York in the United States. It serves as the main east–west route for most of the North Shore of Long Island, running from the Queens Midtown Tunnel in the New York City borough of Queens at its western terminus to...

 (North Country Road), the Stony Brook campus is divided into three parts: the West Campus, East Campus, and South Campus. The Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Rail Road
The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York. It is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, serving about 81.5 million passengers each year. Established in 1834 and having operated continuously since then, it is the oldest US...

 Stony Brook Station
Stony Brook (LIRR station)
Stony Brook is a historic station on the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located in Stony Brook on the southeast side of New York State Route 25A, across the street from the intersection of Route 25A with Cedar Street. On the opposite side of the tracks is the State...

 is situated along the northern border of the campus.

The West Campus houses the majority of academic buildings and campus housing. It is the location of the original buildings at the Stony Brook site, including Mendelsohn Quad, which now serves as a residential quad. In addition to this quad, there are five other residential quads located on the West Campus, in addition to apartments for both graduates and undergraduates. The residential quads surround the Academic Mall, which contains the academic buildings. In 2010, the first residence hall at Stony Brook meeting the highest standards for green building design was opened. The center of the mall is the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library
Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library
The Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library is the main library at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. It is named for the father of philanthropist Ward Melville. Originally constructed in 1962 as a modest sized three-story building, it was renovated almost immediately and greatly expanded...

, and around this building are academic buildings housing the arts, sciences, and engineering departments. The Student Activities Center is the focus of campus life and is located across from the library. The Staller Center
Staller Center
The Staller Center for the Arts is the main arts building at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Originally called the fine arts center, it was renamed after a $2 million donation by the Staller family, including former Old Field Mayor Cary F. Staller, who own commercial real estate on...

 sits adjacent to the library and contains the largest movie screen in Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

's Suffolk County
Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York on the eastern portion of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,493,350. It was named for the county of Suffolk in England, from which its earliest settlers came...

. The Stony Brook Sports Complex
Stony Brook Sports Complex
Stony Brook Sports Complex is a multi-purpose complex located in Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. The Complex houses the Stony Brook Arena on the west end, the Pritchard Gymnasium, a 25 yard long swimming Pool, an athletic performance center and many other athletic facilities within...

 holds various facilities for athletics and the largest gym in Suffolk County with a capacity of more than 5,000 people. Behind the Sports Complex sits the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
The Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium is the main stadium for the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York, USA. Construction began in 2000 at a cost of approximately $22 million. With a capacity of 8,132 people, it is the largest outdoor facility in Suffolk County. The stadium...

, which seats 8,300.

South Campus


The South Campus (Included as part of West Campus) is the smallest of the three and is separated from the West Campus by the Ashley Schiff Forest Preserve. It is home to the School of Dental Medicine, the Marine Sciences Research Center, and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Research and Development Park


On November 3, 2005, the University announced that it had formally acquired 246 acre (0.99552756 km²) of the adjacent Flowerfield property, originally owned by the Gyrodyne Company of America
Gyrodyne Company of America
The Gyrodyne Company of America was founded in 1946 by Peter J. Papadakos , using the assets he bought from the bankrupt Bendix Helicopter Company that was developing a one-man synchronized co-axial rotor helicopter....

, through eminent domain
Eminent domain
Eminent domain , compulsory purchase , resumption/compulsory acquisition , or expropriation is an action of the state to seize a citizen's private property, expropriate property, or seize a citizen's rights in property with due monetary compensation, but without the owner's consent...

, three years after the University had expressed its desire to acquire the property.

Stony Brook is using this property as a Research and Development Park, similar to other university-affiliated science parks
Science park
A research park, science park, or science and technology park is an area with a collection of buildings dedicated to scientific research on a business footing. There are many approximate synonyms for "science park", including research park, technology park, technopolis and biomedical park...

 around the country. The campus will ultimately house ten new buildings. The first building, the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, was completed in October 2008. Construction for the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, designed by Flad Architects
Flad Architects
Flad Architects is an employee-owned, national architectural firm headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Gainesville, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Francisco, California; Stamford, Connecticut; and Tampa, Florida...

, commenced in the Summer of 2008 and is open as of spring 2010.

East Campus



The East Campus is separated from the West Campus by Nicolls Road (CR-97). It is home to the Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook University Medical Center, located in Stony Brook, New York, is the largest academic medical center on Long Island It comprises Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Stony Brook University Hospital, which is the only tertiary care hospital and Level 1 trauma center in Suffolk...

. The hospital is the largest in Suffolk County, and the attached Health Sciences Center (HSC) and Basic Science Tower (BST) houses numerous laboratories, the medical school, and numerous Allied Health programs. The Chapin Graduate Apartment Complex and the Long Island High Technology Incubator can also be found on the East Campus.

Manhattan



In 2002, the University established a presence in Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

 with the opening of Stony Brook Manhattan
Stony Brook Manhattan
Stony Brook Manhattan was established in 2002 as a branch facility of State University of New York at Stony Brook. It consolidated operations in 2011 to the 3rd floor of 387 Park Avenue South, with a classroom entrance around the corner at 101 East 27th Street...

. The original site was located at 401 Park Avenue South; a newer operation opened in late 2008 in the adjacent building on the third floor of 387 Park Avenue South. The University consolidated operations in 2011 to just the 3rd floor of 387 Park Avenue South, with a classroom entrance around the corner at 101 East 27th Street. The 18000 square feet (1,672.3 m²) site allows Stony Brook to offer professional and graduate courses targeted towards students in the city; undergraduate courses are held primarily during the summer and winter sessions. Conferences and special events take place throughout the year.

Southampton



On March 24, 2006, the University completed the purchase of the 81 acres (327,795.7 m²) Southampton College
Southampton College
Stony Brook Southampton is a campus location of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, located in Southampton, New York between the Shinnecock Indian Reservation and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on the eastern end of Long Island. The campus features an innovative curriculum devoted to...

 (on the east end of Long Island) property from Long Island University
Long Island University
Long Island University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution of higher education in the U.S. state of New York.-History:...

 with the intent to develop it as a full college campus focusing on academic programs related to the environment and sustainability. Stony Brook expanded its original program, started in the fall of 2005, when it offered an undergraduate marine sciences program, with teaching and research facilities at the campus leased from Long Island University. An enrollment of about 2,000 students is expected within the next five years. Professor Martin Schoonen was appointed interim dean of Southampton campus on August 3, 2006, and conservationist Mary Pearl was appointed dean and vice president in March 2009.

As of April 7, 2010, the University has suspended residential programs and transferred sustainability programs to the main campus. The change was prompted by severe state budget cuts. Although the Marine Sciences and Graduate Writing programs are still in session at Southampton, undergraduates have been relocated to the main campus. As a result of the suspension of residential programs, all dining services and retail operations have been suspended by the Faculty Student Association. The old LIU radio station and National Public Radio affiliate continues to operate on the campus leasing its space from Stony Brook University.

SUNY Korea


In May 2009 the SUNY board of trustees granted Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., authority to conduct negotiation measures towards a partnership campus between Stony Brook and the South Korean government. Stony Brook would be joining other universities in a univerCITY complex, potentially involving other schools such as North Carolina State University, George Mason, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, and Boston University. The campus would be a global university with intentions to offer a diverse learning environment while at the same time stimulating the economy in South Korea. With some financial assistance from the South Korean government students may be able to enroll at the proposed new campus in Songdo, South Korea, as early as fall 2011.

In July 2011, President Samuel Stanley Jr., announced that the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in South Korea has approved the establishment of SUNY Korea in Songdo. The campus is expected to begin academic programs in March 2012 with an expected enrollment of 200.

Student Life


Stony Brook has wide variety of student run organizations on campus, which include sororities and fraternities, and a count of almost 300 recognized student clubs and organizations. The Undergraduate Student Government at Stony Brook University
Undergraduate Student Government at Stony Brook University
The Undergraduate Student Government at Stony Brook University is a governing body representing the undergraduate students of Stony Brook University. As with most student governments in the United States, one of USG's main functions is to recognize, fund and regulate student organizations. The USG...

 is trusted with the responsibility of budgeting the undergraduate student activity fee which funds most student run organizations on campus. Graduate students also pay a graduate student activity fee which is budgeted by the Graduate Student Organization. The campus has three student run newspapers released in a weekly basis: Stony Brook Statesman, Stony Brook Press, and Stony Brook Independent
Stony Brook Independent
The Stony Brook Independent, also colloquially referred to as the "Indie," is a collegiate news publication serving Stony Brook University and the surrounding community.- History :...

. Stony Brook has its campus wide public radio station, WUSB
WUSB (FM)
WUSB is the State University of New York at Stony Brook's radio station. A non-commercial station located in Stony Brook, New York broadcasting on 90.1 MHz on the FM dial, the station is staffed by more than 150 volunteers who devote their time and energy for the love of music and free-form...

, which also serves most of Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

 and dedicates programming to Stony Brook athletics and other events on campus. Approximately 50% of the undergraduate population lives in campus with a strong commuter population.

Events


At the start of the fall semester the campus takes part in what is called Chillfest which is a month-long set of events and activities that take place across campus. This is also done in the beginning of the spring semester which involves events like Seawolves
Stony Brook Seawolves
The Stony Brook Seawolves are the athletic teams of Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, United States. The school is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and participates in the America East Conference for all sports except football in which they participate as...

 Basketball, comedy shows, performances at the Staller Center
Staller Center
The Staller Center for the Arts is the main arts building at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Originally called the fine arts center, it was renamed after a $2 million donation by the Staller family, including former Old Field Mayor Cary F. Staller, who own commercial real estate on...

, and the display of films. Homecoming usually takes place about midway through the college football season which has been gaining popularity in recent years.

One of the more popular events at Stony Brook is the yearly Roth Pond Regatta which often drags dozens of competitors and thousands of attendees composed of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to witness the boat competition. The competition involves groups making boats out of cardboard and tape with the challenge to get across the Roth Pond first without sinking. 2011 marked the first year that the Roth Pond Regatta would be coupled with a concert. The concert was attended at capacity at nearly 4000 individuals and was headlined by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
Peter Gene Hernandez , better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an Filipino-American singer-songwriter and record producer. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age...

 and Janelle Monae
Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe is an American R&B/soul musician signed to Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.Monáe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I ...

.

The Stony Brook Concert Series was revived in the 2010-11 academic year, building upon its historic success by bringing indie pop band Best Coast
Best Coast
Best Coast is an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California, and is often categorized under the subgenres of garage rock, surf pop, and lo-fi. The band currently consists of Bethany Cosentino, who writes all of the band's songs and fronts the group, multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno, ...

 and underground rapper Immortal Technique
Immortal Technique
Felipe Andres Coronel , better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper of Afro-Peruvian descent as well as an urban activist. He was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, New York. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics...

, while also booking NBC comedian Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. He currently stars as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation....

 for a sold-out event at the Staller Center. SBCS brought acts like Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd and many other artists to play on campus in the early years of Stony Brook. The 2011-12 academic year Concert Series started early with the October presentation by comedians, "Comedy Central at Stony Brook". Weekly, throughout the academic year on Wednesdays, there is a period of two hours referred to as Campus Life Time in which events often take place in the academic mall for students, and no classes are in session. Among other popular traditions at Stony Brook is the yearly Strawberry Fest in which students gather at the academic mall to enjoy a wide array of strawberry treats combined with live music performances often held in the last week of April at Campus Life time.

RockYoFaceCase series takes place on Mondays every other week in the University Café in which local bands from the regional underground scene are brought to play on campus. The campus also hosts many lectures as part of the Provost Lecture Series. Personalities like Daniel Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg, PhD, is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War,...

 and Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader is an American political activist, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government....

 have lectured at the university. Other popular events are the Earthstock and Shirley Strum Kenny Students Art Festival, the former promoting environmentally friendly living in a week-long festival with series lectures, displays, and concerts across the Academic Mall. Recently, the Undergraduate Student Government has sponsored a week long Human Vs Zombies game each semester which has proved to be popular at campus with many participants.

The Staller Center for the Arts is home to the Stony Brook Film Festival which takes place yearly in the summer. Also, the Emerson String Quartet, a quartet who also contribute to the Department of Music perform multiple times a year. The Staller Center is funded by a foundation. In front of the Staller Center, the Staller steps serve as a gathering place throughout the spring for many students wishing to socialize.

Marching Band



The Stony Brook University Marching Band was created in 2006 and plays at athletic games and other events. The first public performance was at the September 2006 convocation
Convocation
A Convocation is a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose.- University use :....

. The band grew to 70 members the second year and added additional staff. The band traveled to the America East Men's Basketball Tournament in March 2007. By July 2008, the band had reached 100 members.
The Stony Brook Marching band first participated in the NYC Columbus Day Parade in 2011.

Athletics


The varsity sports teams were formerly known as the Patriots, but were renamed and are currently known as the Seawolves
Seawolf
Seawolf or Sea-wolf can refer to:*Sea wolf, a common name for the South American Sea Lion*Seawolf , a marine fish-Armaments:, two Royal Navy ships...

. The Seawolves joined NCAA Division I in 1999. All varsity sports teams compete in the America East Conference
America East Conference
The America East Conference is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. The conference was known as the ECAC North from 1979 to 1988 and the North Atlantic Conference from the fall semester of 1988 to the end of the spring...

 with the exception of football, which has been part of the Big South Conference
Big South Conference
The Big South Conference is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I. The conference's football teams are part of the Football Championship Subdivision...

 as a football-only member since 2008.

The 2009-2010 season was one of the most successful in school history, with five conference championships. The football team was Big-South Co-champion. Women’s Cross-Country, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, and Men’s Lacrosse all won America East regular-season championships, with Soccer and Lacrosse also winning post-season conference tournaments.

The basketball and volleyball teams play at the Sports Complex, while the football, soccer and lacrosse teams play at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, which was selected to host the 2010 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse North Quarterfinals. Beginning in 2011, the baseball team will play its home games in a new stadium, Joe Nathan Field, named after the Minnesota Twins all-star relief pitcher and Stony Brook alum.

The basketball
Basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

 and volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

 teams play at the Sports Complex, while the football, soccer and lacrosse teams now play at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
The Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium is the main stadium for the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York, USA. Construction began in 2000 at a cost of approximately $22 million. With a capacity of 8,132 people, it is the largest outdoor facility in Suffolk County. The stadium...

. There are numerous other fields located in the northern portion of West Campus that are used by the baseball and softball teams, as well as track, tennis and other sports.
Other Recent successes include the men's soccer team winning the 2005 America East Championship and reaching the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament, and the football team sharing the 2005 Northeast Conference Championship with Central Connecticut State University
Central Connecticut State University
Central Connecticut State University is a state university in New Britain, Connecticut, United States.The school was moved to its present campus in 1922...

. The athletics department produces a weekly television news show called The Sports Report, which is available as a podcast
Podcast
A podcast is a series of digital media files that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication...

.

The 2009-2010 season was the best season for Stony Brook Athletics to date as the Men's Basketball finished the season 22-10, 13-3 in the America East and participated in the NIT. The Lacrosse team was ranked #8 in the nation and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals losing 10-9 against Virginia in a close game. Also, the men's soccer team had a great season winning the America East tournament and advancing to the first round of the NCAA college cup.

The Stony Brook Cross Country and track and field teams have made big step in the last 4 years to becoming one of the top universities in the country. The womans cross country has made the NCAA national championship 3 of the last 4 years. With the help of Holly and Lucy van Dalen, 7th and 6th respectively in 2010, the team came 7th in 2010 NCAA national cross country champs. The head coach Andy Ronan has managed to bring the women's cross country team from 20th in their region to 7th in the nation in merely 10 years, an amazing achievement.

Rankings



In August 2008 U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is an American news magazine published from Washington, D.C. Along with Time and Newsweek it was for many years a leading news weekly, focusing more than its counterparts on political, economic, health and education stories...

ranked SBU tied for 45th in the category of top public national universities and for 96th in the U.S. News rating of “best national universities, the only school on Long Island rate in the top 100. Previously in August 2007 U.S. News & World Report, for the sixth time, ranked SBU among the top 100 national universities in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 and among the top 50 public national universities. The University was tied for 96th in the U.S. News rating of "best national universities," and tied for 45th in the category of "top public national universities." In January 2007 it was ranked 34th best value among the country’s public institutions for in-state students by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kiplinger's Personal Finance is a magazine that has been continuously published, on a monthly basis, from 1947 to the present day. It was the nation's first personal finance magazine, and claims to deliver "sound, unbiased advice in clear, concise language"...

.

According to the United States National Research Council Rankings
United States National Research Council Rankings
The United States National Research Council conducts a survey and compiles a report on United States Research-Doctorate Programs approximately every 10 years, although the time elapsed between each new ranking has exceeded 10 years. Data collection for the most recent report began in June of 2006;...

 of U.S. doctoral programs, Stony Brook is ranked 40th in the average of nonzero scores, 22nd in Biological Sciences, 38th in Arts and Humanities, 44th in Physical Sciences and Math, and 39th in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

In 2009, Stony Brook was ranked as the 173rd best university in the world by the QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings is a ranking of the world’s top 500 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds using a method that has published annually since 2004....

. According to the prestigious 2010 QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings is a ranking of the world’s top 500 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds using a method that has published annually since 2004....

, Stony Brook University was ranked 194th moving down 21 positions from 2009.
Furthermore, the Russian based the Global University Ranking 2009 placed Stony Brook among top 74-77 universities worldwide.

Stony Brook University is home to 16 of the highest ranked programs in graduate education in the nation, according to US News & World Report’s 2011 "America's Best Graduate Schools." The annual rankings focus on programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine, and reflect data from surveys of more than 1,500 schools and more than 12,000 graduate programs.

Designated among the top 10 programs were Stony Brook's 4th-ranked Nuclear Physics program under the category of "Physics Specialty"; the 6th-ranked Geometry program categorized as a "Mathematics Specialty"; and the 9th-ranked Clinical Psychology program. The University's graduate program in Topology (categorized as a Mathematics specialty) was ranked 12th; the graduate program in Physics ranked 23rd; the graduate program in Mathematics ranked 24th; Earth Science ranked 34th; Materials Science (categorized as an Engineering specialty) was ranked 37th; the Computer Science graduate program was ranked 44th; and the graduate program in Chemistry ranked 49th.

In addition, the following programs remain in the "Top 50", having been previously ranked by US News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools": Physician Assistant ranked 11th, Nursing-Midwifery ranked 29th, Political Science ranked 33rd, Sociology ranked 41st, Psychology ranked 50th and subspecialty: American Politics ranked 20th. In addition, the philosophy department is considered to be among the top programs in the United States for the study of continental philosophy, particularly in the area of phenomenology.http://www.philosophicalgourmet.com/breakdown/breakdown29.asp

The Wall Street Journal ranked Stony Brook University (SUNY) #8 amongst public universities sending students to elite graduate programs.

The University was also ranked among the top 152 universities in the world by the Institute for Higher Education in Shanghai. It was also ranked among the top 100 universities in North and Latin America, with the Institute grouping it in the category of number 58-77. Joining Stony Brook in that grouping were such institutions as Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and Virginia. In 2001 it became a member of the Association of American Universities
Association of American Universities
The Association of American Universities is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education...

 (AAU), an invitation-only organization of the top 61 research universities in the U.S. In 2007, the Princeton Review (not associated with Princeton University
Princeton University
Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

) #12 for Diverse Student Population, and is listed as one of the "Best Northeastern Colleges" and "America's Best Value College". The fall 2008 America's Best Colleges ranked by Forbes.com placed Stony Brook at #332.

In 2006-2007 Stony Brook University was ranked the "Fourth Unhappiest School" in the Princeton Review’s “Best 366 Colleges: 2008 Edition.” In 2005, the Princeton Review Journal rated Stony Brook as the second unhappiest school.

Stony Brook is one of 40 public and private universities in the U.S. named a “Best Buy” by Fiske Guide to Colleges.

In 2011, U.S. News ranked these graduate programs in the top 50 in the nation:


  • Nuclear Physics: 4th

  • Geometry Math: 6th

  • Clinical Psychology: 9th

  • Topology Math: 12th

  • Physician Assistant: 13th

  • Physics: 23rd

  • Nursing-Midwifery: 24th

  • Math: 24th

  • Earth Sciences: 34th

  • Computer Science: 44th

  • Chemistry: 49th


Notable faculty and alumni



Faculty Awards & Honors

Nobel Prize in Economics

Nobel Prize in Physics
Nobel Prize in Physics
The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded once a year by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895 and awarded since 1901; the others are the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Prize in Literature, Nobel Peace Prize, and...



Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel.-Background:According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize shall be awarded to the person who...



Nobel Prize in Medicine

Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...



Crafoord Prize
Crafoord Prize
The Crafoord Prize is an annual science prize established in 1980 by Holger Crafoord, a Swedish industrialist, and his wife Anna-Greta Crafoord...



Wolf Prize

Fields Medal
Fields Medal
The Fields Medal, officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union , a meeting that takes place every four...



Abel Prize
Abel Prize
The Abel Prize is an international prize presented annually by the King of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians. The prize is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel . It has often been described as the "mathematician's Nobel prize" and is among the most prestigious...



National Medal of Science
National Medal of Science
The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and...



National Medal of Technology
National Medal of Technology
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is an honor granted by the President of the United States to American inventors and innovators who have made significant contributions to the development of new and important technology...



Benjamin Franklin Medal
Benjamin Franklin Medal (American Philosophical Society)
The Benjamin Franklin Medal presented by the American Philosophical Society located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is awarded since 1906. The originally called "Philosophical Society" was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin. The award was created to remember the 200th anniversary of the...



National Book Critics Circle Award
National Book Critics Circle Award
The National Book Critics Circle Award is an annual award given by the National Book Critics Circle to promote the finest books and reviews published in English....



Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize

Grammy Award
Grammy Award
A Grammy Award — or Grammy — is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry...



NASA Distinguished Service Medal
NASA Distinguished Service Medal
The NASA Distinguished Service Medal is the highest award which may be bestowed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States...



Obie Award
Obie Award
The Obie Awards or Off-Broadway Theater Awards are annual awards given by The Village Voice newspaper to theatre artists and groups in New York City...



Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a United States non-profit medical research organization based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. It was founded by the American businessman Howard Hughes in 1953. It is one of the largest private funding organizations for biological and medical research in the United...

 Award

Humboldt Research Award
Humboldt Prize
The Humboldt Prize, also known as the Humboldt Research Award, is an award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to internationally renowned scientists and scholars, and is currently valued at € 60,000 with the possibility of further support during the prize winner's life. Up to one...

 for Senior U.S. Scientists

Fellows of Academic Societies


Fellows of the Royal Society (4)

MacArthur Foundation Fellows (3)

National Academy of Engineering
National Academy of Engineering
The National Academy of Engineering is a government-created non-profit institution in the United States, that was founded in 1964 under the same congressional act that led to the founding of the National Academy of Sciences...

 Fellows (3)

National Academy of Sciences
United States National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as "advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine." As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and...

 Fellows (13)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.James Bowdoin, John Adams, and...

 Fellows (12)

Guggenheim Fellows (71)

Fulbright Association
Fulbright Association
The Fulbright Association is a U.S.-based membership organization of Fulbright Program alumni and supporters committed to fostering international awareness and understanding through:*Advocating increased worldwide support for Fulbright exchanges;...

 Fellows (54)

Sloan Foundation Fellows (41)

Rockefeller Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation is a prominent philanthropic organization and private foundation based at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The preeminent institution established by the six-generation Rockefeller family, it was founded by John D. Rockefeller , along with his son John D. Rockefeller, Jr...

Fellows (11)

Institute of Medicine Members (3)

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