The State University of New York at Stony Brook (commonly referred to as Stony Brook University, SUNY Stony Brook, or SBU) is a public research university located in Stony Brook, New York in the United States.
It is the youngest among university centers of the state, and has grown to be a flagship institution of New York, consistently being ranked as the top public university in New York by multiple publications. The university is one of the 62 research universities that comprise the Association of American Universities (AAU), an invitation-only organization of leading research universities in North America. It is also a member of the larger Universities Research Association for which Stony Brook’s president Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr is council president. It has been ranked among the top thirty-five public research universities in the United States, and among the top 1% of universities in the world. Stony Brook has additional smaller campuses in Manhattan and Southampton.
The institution was founded in 1957 in Oyster Bay as State University College on Long Island. What would become the university moved to Stony Brook in 1962. Since its establishment in Stony Brook, the university has expanded to include more than 200 major buildings with a combined area of more than 11 million gross square feet across 1,454 acres of land.
The university owns the Stony Brook University Medical Center, co-manages the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and in 2005 acquired land for a Research & Development Park adjacent to its main campus, and has four business incubators across the region. The university has a regional economic impact of over $4.6 billion annually accounting for nearly 4% of economic activity in eastern Long Island and research expenditures that have surpassed the $200 million mark annually.
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- Manipulation of specific neurons helps to erase bad memories, enhance good ones – May 8, 2016
- Scientists’ use of common glass to optimize graphene’s electronic properties could improve technologies from flat screens to solar cells – February 13, 2016
- Researchers learn how to steer the heart — with light – October 20, 2015
- Researchers Identify New Class of Antifungal Agents – June 26, 2015
- New Mobile Solar Unit is Designed to Save Lives When the Power Goes Out – September 30, 2014
- Phase-Changing Robots – July 16, 2014
- Vibration may help heal chronic wounds
- New Compounds that Challenge the Foundation of Chemistry
- Indian finds breakthrough innovation in the fight against global warming
- Rate of Temperature Change Along World’s Coastlines has Itself Changed Dramatically Over the Past Three Decades
- Innovative New Nanotechnology Stops Bed Bugs in Their Tracks – Literally
- Lyme Disease Vaccine Shows Promise in Clinical Trial
- Freezing Nerves Knocks Pain Out Cold
- Mechanical Engineering Professor Invents Portable Mobility Assist Device
- New FDA-Approved Clot Removal Devices Show Promise for Treating Stroke Patients
- Gene therapy reprograms scar tissue in damaged hearts into healthy heart muscle
- Award-winning device harvests energy from railway track vibrations
- Mr. Spock, Your Holodeck is Ready: SBU Demonstrates Largest Resolution Immersive Visualization Facility Ever Built
- Nanowire breathalyzer reveals signs of disease
- Light controlled pacemakers on the horizon