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STRIDE Goes to Sachem!


On the evening of Thursday, April 6, STRIDE Program Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer McCauley and STRIDE trainees, Adelle Molina and Emily Markowitz partnered with Sachem Central School District to present Science Training and Research to  Inform DEcisions (STRIDE)  to the children of Wenonah Elementary School in Lake Grove, New York. Wenonah’s annual science fair, “Invention Convention,” celebrates the innovative concepts of children in Kindergarten through Fifth  Grade. Adelle, who had an intense interest in science since childhood, knew from an early age that she would one day be a scientist. Throughout the night, crowds of potential future scientists surrounded both trainees and listened intently as they discussed their research in terms that they could understand.

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Planning Your Pathway to Success at SBU and Beyond

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), Center for Inclusive Education (CIE), and the Office for the Integration of Research, Education and Professional Development (IREP) presented to a group of students in the Stony Brook Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in the CIE. Rosalia Davi, Diversity Outreach Coordinator, and Jennifer Green, External Fellowship Advisor, shared opportunities to get engaged in research abroad or through one of the many summer research programs available at Stony Brook, including the new IACS Data + Computing = Discovery program. 

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STRIDE Internship Applications Due April 10

The STRIDE internship application is now live. Full descriptions of the available opportunities at National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition are available. 

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WISE Students Visit IACS

Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors program offers educational and professional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities for undergraduate female students at the university by facilitating individual, institutional, and social change. This semester, two of our IACS graduate students from Physics and Astronomy, Donald Willcox and Maria Barrios Sazo, are teaching a course focusing on computational science in astrophysics; an introduction to basic computation. 

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Jennifer McCauley Steps in as STRIDE’s Administrative Lead

IACS is proud to announce the hire of Jennifer McCauley who recently joined the team to become the Program Coordinator for the new $3M STRIDE NRT training grant awarded by the National Science Foundation. Read more ...

Margaret Schedel: Making Music with Math and Science

Spotlighting Stony Brook University faculty at the forefront of discovery. Ask Stony Brook professor, composer and performance artist Margaret Schedel what constitutes a typical day for her on campus and she chuckles. “There’s no such thing,” she said, rattling off more than a dozen potential projects she may be juggling on any given day. So in between teaching music theory, analysis or composition classes, she might be found working with Parkinson’s disease patients, organizing an art exhibit or refining a video game about the carbon cycle. Read more ...

IACS Faculty is Finalist in SBU Discovery Prize Competition

Stony Brook University’s Discovery Prize is a $200,000 award (free of overhead) that is given to an outstanding junior SBU faculty member whose research is regarded, by a panel of judges, to pioneer scientific breakthroughs. This year IACS core faculty member Matthew Reuter is one of four finalists who will be competing in early 2017 for the prestigious award. “It is a huge honor to be considered for this award. Stony Brook has a lot of fantastic talent, and to be recognized as outstanding from that group is a great privilege,” said Reuter. Read more ...

IACS Hires Senior HPC Engineer to Help Run SBU Computing Clusters

Growing up on Long Island, 39-year-old Eric Rosenberg was constantly fiddling with objects like Legos and toy trains, questioning the mechanics behind their function. “I was always taking things apart and always wanted to see how things worked,” Rosenberg recalled. Today, he’s still tinkering around with objects, but now he’s doing so as a senior HPC engineer in the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at SBU. Read more ...

Call for Participation - 2017 Tapia Conference

Diversity: Simply Smarter! This year’s conference evokes the basic yet irrefutable concept that diversity is simply the smarter choice. Whether we seek innovation, intelligence, creativity, strength or beauty of ideas, the best outcomes will come from a diverse set of perspectives, a diverse set of experiences, and a diverse set of people. Accordingly, we target a conference program diverse, yet balanced, in every aspect.

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Faster Programs, Easier Programming

New system lets non-experts optimize programs that run on multiprocessor chips. Dynamic programming is a technique that can yield relatively efficient solutions to computational problems in economics, genomic analysis, and other fields. But adapting it to computer chips with multiple “cores,” or processing units, requires a level of programming expertise that few economists and biologists have. Read more ...

INCITE AWARD TO ADVANCE MODELING ASTROPHYSICAL EXPLOSIONS VIA SUPERCOMPUTING

Stony Brook, NY, November 16, 2015 – A national research team led by Stony Brook University has been awarded 45 million hours of on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, the Titan Cray XK7 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to further their research on explosive astrophysical phenomenon and model these complex occurrences by way of supercomputer-generated simulations. The award, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Program, recognizes national research projects with high potential for accelerating discovery. Read more ...

Hopper Conference Hopping with SBU Alumni

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. The most recent conference took place October 19-21 in Houston, TX and was attended by over 11,000 people from more than 63 countries. Read more ...

Penguin Detectives Wanted

A new web tool developed by NASA and Stony Brook University hopes to tap citizen scientists to help locate undiscovered penguin colonies and, in the process, learn more about how climate change and other threats are affecting the four Antarctic penguin species. Read more ...