Stony Brook University is offering its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate Course of 2018, in partnership with Long Island’s chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Located between Circle Road and the Simons Center is a field of mud, a collection of strange-looking offices and a building that emits smoke. This area is dedicated to the Office of Sustainability’s Facilities and Services division, tasked with providing Stony Brook University with reliable power, installing sustainable technologies and initiatives and monitoring the campus’s consumption of energy. James O’Connor, the director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, oversees this effort, making sure different divisions work together in this goal.
When students in a freshman seminar class are asked about their intended majors, an overwhelming amount answer biology and pre-med. Their first steps in the door to college are prerequisite classes such as General Chemistry (CHE 131/132). This class can be a challenge for a first semester freshman that is trying to maintain their social life, grades and overall health during the transition from high school to college. At Stony Brook University, there are many resources and opportunities for chemistry students to get the extra help and review that they need.
Aside from being a well-known school, Stony Brook University has shown strength in artistic pursuits. The 2012-2013 Stony Brook University Science Playwriting Competition is expected to represent both the scientific…