Jaron Cornish, a 2019 Stony Brook University graduate and Division I basketball player, was on his way to going pro. However, Hurricane Dorian cut that dream short when it destroyed his hometown on the Abaco Islands. After hearing about the devastation a thousand miles away, the Stony Brook University Athletic Department didn’t hesitate to help one of its own.
The sense of smell is one of the most poorly understood of the five major senses. But now an international team of scientists led by Laurel Yohe of Stony Brook University suggests a new method to quantify olfactory receptors by sequencing them in vampire bats may hold the key to unraveling the mysteries of smell.
The Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s My Life As Speaker Series returns on Monday, September 23, with Laura Helmuth, Health and Science Editor at The Washington Post. She will discuss how science writers try to make sense of it all and win out over nonsense.
Elizabeth Hewitt is an urban planner and social scientist, and her work rests at the intersection of technology and policy to explore human processes that impact energy and resilience in buildings and cities. She focuses most often on urban multifamily or commercial buildings. She conducts research on occupant behavior in buildings; decision making for resilience; occupant interactions with smart building technologies; and organizational culture for energy and resilience. A current project funded by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) explores the influence of social norms on recycling behavior in multifamily buildings.