The Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University is announcing the Technology and Innovation Grants and Resources Program. (TIGR) This program will assist entrepreneurs of new technology companies in the pre-revenue phase to finance and carry out early stage product and business development.
The program will begin with a free two day SBIR/STTR Program Phase 1 Proposal Writing Clinic July 8 & 9 2014 given by Sharon Ballard of Enable Ventures, Inc. This clinic will hone your skills and help you prepare to submit an application for a SBIR/STTR grant. Winning this grant will make you eligible for the TIGR program which assists SBIR/STTR award winners with a matching grant for machinery and/or equipment.
In order to participate in the clinic you must become a SBDC client. The SBDC will examine your proposed idea to make sure it will qualify for this program. Space in the July Clinic is limited. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2014.
In order to start the process please click on the link below:
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The submissions will be reviewed by a committee and 20 people will be selected to participate in the clinic.
The PET users group is having question and answer session for investigators interested in using 18F PET radiopharmaceutical at SBU. It will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4 pm – 5pm in the HSC, Level 3, Lecture Hall 6.
If you are unable to attend, but have a question about radiopharmaceuticals, please contact Dr Smith-Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 8-1546).
If you are interested in a specific radiopharmaceutical, please send your request to Michele Canton (Michele.email@example.com) by April 20, 2014.
Dr. David Conover and I are pleased to host Professor Ben Shneiderman from the University of Maryland on April 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Wang Center Theater as a speaker in our series of University Distinguished Lectures in Science and Engineering. Professor Shneiderman will give a talk entitled “Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery.”
Ben Shneiderman was the Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, which last year celebrated its 30-year anniversary, and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, at the University of Maryland. His work is based on tools for interactive visualization of information that provide researchers with remarkable capabilities for discovery and insight into data. The central theme of his talk is the interface of statistics with visualization as applied to time-series data, such as electronic health records and social network data, which can lead to finding meaningful patterns and important exceptions.
I am proud to welcome back this prominent alumnus to Stony Brook University. Professor Shneiderman received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stony Brook in 1973. Today, he is a Distinguished University Professor in the department of Computer Science at UMD, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of AAAS, ACM and IEEE.
This lecture is free and open to all. Look for the full listing of University Distinguished Lectures at:http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/science_lectures.
Dennis N. Assanis
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President for Brookhaven Affairs
Alva Noë is a writer and a philosopher living in Berkeley and New York. He works on the nature of mind and human experience. He is the author of Action in Perception (MIT Press, 2004); Out of Our Heads (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2009); and most recently, Varieties of Presence (Harvard University Press, 2012). Noë received his PhD from Harvard in 1995 and is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. He previously was a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the philosopher-in-residence with The Forsythe Company, a dance company based in Germany. Noë is a 2012 recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, and is a weekly contributor to National Public Radio’s science blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture.
Abstract: This talk will examine the questions: What is art? Why does art matter to us? What does art teach us about ourselves? Why it is that neuroscience has proved unable to help us find answers?
Monday, April 7, 4:00 pm, Humanities Institute 1006
Itsik Pe’er is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Columbia University. His research involves developing computational methods for analysis of human genetic variation as part of the Genetic Analysis Information Network and the Cancer Genome Atlas projects. Previously, Dr. Pe’er participated in the International HapMap project during his postdoctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from Tel Aviv University, where he developed computational solutions to problems in genome sequencing and evolution.
Abstract: The Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) population, currently including ~10 million individuals, has long been recognized as genetically isolated and therefore advantageous for genetic studies. Yet, only recently available high throughput genetic data and mathematical modelling allowed reconstructing the unique demographic history that led to this isolation. It appears that Ashkenazi Jews had descended from a very small group, equivalent to hundreds of individuals, as recently as the late medieval times. This makes it feasible to catalog genetic variation in this group, for better personalized medicine. In a collaborative effort across multiple New York institutions, we have constructed a catalog of complete Ashkenazi genomes. We show that this group has ancestry in both the Levant and in Europe. Moreover, this admixed ancestry allows placing a timestamp on the event of these two ancestral populations splitting. We show that this occurred much later than the initial colonization of Europe, indicating that the current Europeans are mostly not descended from the first humans in this continent.
April 10, 4:30 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2
Alice Major is a distinguished poet of Western Canada who has published nine award-winning and highly praised collections of poetry. She also has a life-long interest in science, triggered when she was given a book on the theory of relativity at the impressionable age of ten. Her most recent book is a collection of essays, Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science. The book has received high praise in publications such as American Scientist and received several awards, including a National Magazine Award for one of its essays, “The Ultraviolet Catastrophe.”
Abstract: Popular stereotypes (which hardened throughout the last century) assume there are profound differences in the ways artists and scientists think. But poets and math majors both use the same basic brain set-up that has been evolving for billions of years, and share the same equipment for processing data from the world and creating meaning out of it. Human cognition can be thought of as a superposition of states, in which ‘artistic’ and ‘scientific’ are hopelessly entangled. Can we identify the differences?
Tuesday, September 17, 4:30 pm, Humanities 1006
A reception will follow the lecture.
Thomas Angelo is Assistant Provost, Founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and Professor of Higher Education at Queens University of Charlotte, NC. He has directed six university teaching and learning centers, four of which he also designed and founded. He will present his lecture entitled “Deeper Learning by Design: Seven Key Lessons from a Quarter Century of Research” Thursday, August 8, at 4:00 PM, at the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2.