From the Archives: Computer Science at SBU

Computer Science building rendering, 1971

Rendering of the original Computer Science Building, circa 1970.

On July 1, a grand opening celebration for the new Computer Science Building will be held. This photograph from the University Archives is a rendering of the original building, which opened in May 1971. Founded in 1969, the Computer Science Department is the largest unit in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The new facility will accelerate Stony Brook University’s growth in collaborative research in bioinformatics, smart energy, cyber engineering, physical sciences and the biomedicine field. Designed to achieve a LEED Silver certification, the building contains a mix of research and teaching labs, a wireless teaching lab, faculty offices and conference areas.

The University Libraries acquire and maintain extensive print and electronic collections to support research in computer science. For more information, visit the subject guide for computer science library resources-Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist


Darren Chase

Darren Chase

Head of Scholarly Communication at Stony Brook University Libraries
Darren is the SBU Libraries head of Scholarly Communication, and library liaison to: the Sustainability Studies Programs; the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning; and the Department of Theatre Arts.
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