The Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology is likely the nation’s most prestigious STEM contest for high school students. While projects flow in from around the nation, success for many this year started at Stony Brook University.
Changes in the way some small fish are managed could have major implications for the ocean ecosystem, as they make up a key piece of the Atlantic Ocean's food web. "There's a lot of science that says these fish are very important to the health of the ocean," said Ellen Pikitch, a marine fisheries scientist.
Dr. Peter Small, Director of the Global Health Institute, talks about how bubonic and pneumonic plague is affecting Madagascar’s poor population and that public health practices might eradicate the disease.
University scientists used individual x-rays to characterize the physics of how light moves within scintillators—a component of x-ray detectors—for the very first time at the National Synchrotron Light Source II.
The National Cancer Institute has awarded Joel Saltz, MD, and a team of researchers, a $8M grant to develop an integrated Radiology/Pathology/”omics” data repository that will enable team science research with the ultimate goal of developing ways of steering cancer treatment.
Joel Hurowitz is a geochemist and planetary scientist working at the forefront of the exploration of Mars. Specializing in understanding the processes of sedimentary rock formation and evolution, he has worked extensively on the ongoing Mars Exploration Rover mission. Recently, he became the Deputy Principal Investigator for the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL), which measures the chemical composition of rocks and minerals and selected by NASA to fly on the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission.