Our Goals

Created in 2008, the Stony Brook Young Investigators Review (SBYIR) began as an outlet for undergraduate researchers to publish their scientific work. After a brief hiatus from 2012-2013, the current staff now has a much more ambitious goal: to provide a forum for students interested in science writing, to make science accessible to the general public, and to highlight the incredible work being done on campus by both faculty and undergraduates.

Along with successfully publishing several issues, SBYIR has also invited notable speakers to give lectures open to the SBU community, such as the Nobel Laureate, Dr. Martin Chalfie, the “Queen of Carbon Science,” Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, prominent cancer researcher, Dr. Robert Weinberg, and renowned marine biologist, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Other prominent speakers we have had include Dr. Donald Ingber, who is the founder of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Engineering at Harvard University, and Dr. Arthur Horwich, whose research resulted in the founding of chaperonin proteins.

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