Old Westbury News

Participate in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest

Create an educational video about the brain for the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest. Demonstrate a neuroscience concept through animation, song, skit, or any other creative approach. Get your community excited about neuroscience and put your creative skills to work — you could win $1,000 and a trip to Neuroscience 2016! Anyone can enter, and you can work on a video by yourself or in a group. Top videos will be featured on SfN.org and BrainFacts.org and recognized at Neuroscience 2016.  Submissions are due June 16 — start working on your video today!

SUNY Old Westbury, Brookhaven National Lab ‘Maintain Momentum’ with My Brother’s Keeper Event, Part II

Student participants view 3D printer

As part of an ongoing "My Brother's Keeper" collaboration, SUNY Old Westbury and Brookhaven Lab hosted local students to expose them to the skills and tools needed to advance to postsecondary education or training, and to see for themselves the possibilities their futures might hold.

Northwell Health's Michael J. Dowling to address Class of 2016 at SUNY Old Westbury

Commencement Speaker Photo

Calvin O. Butts, III, president of the State University of New York at Old Westbury, has announced that Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, will address the Class of 2016 during the two ceremonies that comprise the College’s 50th Commencement, to be held on May 22, 2016.

First-Year Student Intern Scores Invitation to Official County Event

Student Evan Rufrano

As part of SUNY Old Westbury’s Community Action, Learning and Leadership (CALL) program, first-year student Evan Rufrano had the opportunity to intern within the Nassau County Legislature within the Minority Caucus Legal Suite. In his daily roles, Rufrano, a Politics, Economics, and Law major, conducts legislation research, databasing, and drafts bills, while also providing aid within the public relations and finance departments.

Brain Awareness Week Winners Announced

Brain Awareness Week Winners: The Brains Building SUNY-Old Westbury

Monday Brain-Game Competition Textbook/book Winners:

  • Tower or Hanoi Challenge 3 discs: Katherine Arizaga (15 moves and 19 seconds)
  • Stroop Test Words and Shapes Challenge: Michael Rainone ( 0 errors and 17.03 seconds)

Tuesday Brain-Game Competition Textbook/book Winners:

  • Tower of Hanoi Challenge 4-5 discs: Michelle Tingle (13 moves and 3 minutes and 50 seconds)
  • Mirror Box Challenge: Krystal Grullon (23 errors and 19 seconds)