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Dr. Jin Koda on “Probing Mystery of Star Formation”

Timely, Dr. Jin Koda discussed the solar eclipse that we experienced on April 8, 2024, the day before his lecture about star formation on April 9, 2024 at the University Libraries. Dr. Koda mentioned that there is only one star

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Dr. Moira Chas on “Making Math with Yarn and Wire”

On Monday, March 4, 2024, Dr. Moira Chas presented the first lecture of the Spring 2024 STEM Speakers Series at the University Libraries.  During the lecture, Dr. Chas described that a topologist looks at surfaces with a different perspective.  She

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“The many complicated ways how ice forms in the atmosphere”

Curious about how ice crystals form in the atmosphere? Spend an hour with our STEM speaker, Dr. Daniel Knopf, Full Professor of School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences with an affiliated appointment in the Department of Chemistry. Date/Time: Tuesday, September

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2023 Fall Semester: Reference and Virtual Chat Services

Welcome to the new semester!  Need help with research?  We are here to help!  There are many ways you can connect to librarians for research assistance. You can connect with a librarian virtually via chat with the hours below: Monday-Friday:

Posted in Reference, Research, Services

Survey re: Public Library Services and Community Needs During Extreme Events

Stony Brook University’s Department of Civil Engineering, School of Marine and Atmospheric, and the University Libraries are conducting an anonymous survey, which was approved by the IRB, to identify gaps between community needs and available services at Long Island public

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Recap on April and May STEM Events at the University Libraries

1) On April 11, 2023: Dr. Supartha Podder on “Understanding quantum computing advantages” During the lecture, Dr. Supartha Podder discussed that a supercomputer, which is a classical computer, is very powerful, but it cannot simulate larger systems. Building a computer

Posted in Computer Science, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Research

Dr. Shikui Chen on “Design for Discovery: Structural Shape & Topology Optimization in the Age of 3D Printing”

On March 7, 2023, Dr. Shikui Chen discussed the challenges of, and opportunities for, optimal designs of structural shapes using topology optimization and geometric modeling. Dr. Chen established a level-set-based topology optimization framework.  He discussed how 2D to 3D designs

Posted in About Us, Mechanical Engineering, Research, STEM, Technology

“Design for Discovery: Structural Shape & Topology Optimization in the Age of 3D Printing”

Curious about how topology optimization would help achieve a desirable design? Spend an hour with our STEM speaker, Dr. Shikui Chen from the Department of Mechanical Engineering to learn more. Date/Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 1pm-2pmLocation: Special Collections Seminar

Posted in Mechanical Engineering, STEM, Technology

Grant for Studying How Public Libraries Can Help Prepare For Extreme Weather

The Department of Civil Engineering, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and the University Libraries at SBU are currently collaborating on a grant project to identify gaps between community needs and available services at Long Island libraries that serve socio-economically

Posted in Engineering, Libraries, Research, STEM, Sustainability

Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu on “Stopping the clock of life – diapause and its ability to suspend and preserve life”

On November 15, 2022 Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu shared his intriguing research on better understanding life with audiences at the University Libraries. Interested in learning about phases in our life, Dr. Hu studies the African killifish’s dormant state, which is called

Posted in About Us, Biology, Chemistry, Research, STEM