China no longer wants our garbage. That includes recyclables. Other developing countries have their own growing waste issues. So it’s unlikely that waste formerly bound for China will be diverted to another country — at least, not for very long.
As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many are reflecting on ways to honor and celebrate King’s legacy. We find ourselves living, as King did, in a politically divisive, polarized and increasingly violent time, one in which fault lines of race and class, religion and ideology, and still other forms of difference, seem to be cracking the very core of our collective community.
Consisting of students from the Departments of Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, the Stony Brook ACM team finished fourth in the 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Greater New York Regional Programming Contest.
Alumni Roberto and Miguel Tillman look to pass on lessons they learned on the gridiron and establish the Roberto and Miguel Tillman Football Endowed Scholarship which will support a student-athlete who contributes to his or her team and achieves in the classroom.
Computer Science Professor Xiaojun Bi has received a $315,000 NSF award to study the interaction between smartphone users and touch screens in order to establish new models for touch screen technologies that will make a smartphone easier to use.
Larry Swanson has worked primarily with marine pollution issues in the coastal ocean, and contributes to environmental policy debates concerning ocean dumping, marine debris, and sewage discharge criteria, among others. His broad research interests include understanding and identifying the appropriate use of the ocean as part of a comprehensive waste management strategy. He also views the development of materials made from post-consumer waste into new products as a promising and growing means of reusing waste material.