shops for area K-12 science teachers were held July 15-17 on
campus with a goal of bringing teachers, school administrators
and SBU science faculty together for a discussion on the status of
science education at K-12 and college levels, said Dr. Xiao-Ning
Zhang, associate professor of biology, who organized the events.
pating in hands-on laboratory experiences and a "field trip" to
one of the world's leading innovators in materials science.
Dr. Maureen Cox and Dr. Jerry Kiefer.
package including a research experience alongside science faculty
and a variety of STEM career talks. The students worked one-on-
one with the faculty on a cutting-edge science topic then pre-
sented their research projects to family, friends and the SBU
hanna Schwingel, Salvador Tarun, Zhang and Donna Brestensky.
-- the Kevin Kim family and Olean Medical Group -- who helped
these events to hit the ground running," said Zhang. "The suc-
cess of these events demonstrated that the science faculty team
at SBU is of high quality and committed to guiding students to
successful career paths."
area teachers and students
Washington, D.C., to travel to Cuba on a cultural tour in July.
Hill is also a member of the university's Board of Trustees.
the U.S. improved. The group's goal was to raise awareness of
LGBTQ rights through music. Hill, along with staff and volun-
teers from Youth for Understanding, accompanied the chorus.
YFU advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect and
social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth,
families and communities.
participated in forum-style discussions.
eating healthier. In recent decades, there has been a profound
shift in the appetitive characteristics of depression. In the
1960s, depression was characterized mostly by weight loss and
loss of appetite. However, today it is most common for those
with depression to see weight gain and increased appetite.
risk factors that may overlap between obesity and depression,
said Dr. Gregory Privitera, associate professor of psychology at
SBU and one of the lead researchers.
compared to lean participants, obese participants with clinical
symptoms of depression showed reduced self-control when
asked to choose among varying portions of a fried food
(chicken wings), and a dessert (cake). This pattern was not evi-
dent when participants chose among varying portions of a fruit
project, with a larger group of students now coming together
for studies to be run this fall.
center labs. The visit was followed by three days of hands-on
laboratory experiences on campus in which the teachers devel-
oped lessons designed to promote high school students' interest
in STEM fields. The teachers from Archbishop Walsh, Allegany-
Limestone, Franklinville, Olean, Scio and St. Mary's of Lancaster
attended labs in physics, geology, chemistry, biology and mathe-
Cuifolo, '16, and Quentin King-Shepard, '16, in cutting-edge