Both scientists and longtime beachgoers agree: The millions of cubic yards of sand poured on South Shore barrier islands over the years have traveled in unexpected ways. Several beaches have narrowed in the east and fattened in the west. The motivation for the continuing infusion of sand — and indeed an effect of it — is the desire to protect the still-growing, low-lying bay communities and Fire Island.
Students at Stony Brook University host a blood drive to recognize first responders and those who lost their lives to the 9/11 attacks. Collecting over 400 pints of blood, Stony Brook has successfully contributed to the crucial need for blood donations to blood centers throughout the county. What a better way to show respect than to do something that actively helps the community.
A team from the Department of Computer Science have developed a new technology to help blind people complete printed forms independently. The Write-it-Yourself guide (WiYG) system uses a custom, compact, 3D-printed smartphone attachment, smartphone app and a signature guide to direct the user to different fields on a form.
All Stony Brook faculty and students are invited to showcase the next big idea in the 5th annual WolfieTank pitch competition, which will be held on Wednesday, November 6. Students with the best entrepreneurial ideas will receive $1000 and $500 prizes.
Dr. Xinwei Mao's research interests lie in her passion of advancing and applying the knowledge of environmental microbiology to establish cost-effective and energy efficient wastewater treatment processes and promote a sustainable relationship between humans and the natural water environment. Dr. Mao is in currently developing novel on-site wastewater treatment systems in collaboration with Stony Brook's Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT).