Volunteers and participants gathered outside the Melville Library’s Starbucks on October 18 to participate in a Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR) training session.
By the end of the event, 263 people on Stony Brook University’s campus were trained.
Hundreds from the campus community participated in the Hands-Only CPR training.
Coffee for Compressions, a new community engagement program, provides an opportunity for those nearby to learn about HOCPR training and test their chest compressions on a feedback manikin to earn a Starbucks gift card.
Participants were required to do two minutes of two-inch-deep compressions to receive a two-dollar gift card.
Colby Rowe, Trauma Center Education and Prehospital Outreach Coordinator, developed the idea for this incentive-based program. The Stony Brook Trauma Center was the lead team for the management of the event. Approximately 25 volunteers came from the Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
The Garcia Center’s Research Scholar Program for High School Students offers high school teachers and students the opportunity to perform research on the forefronts of polymer science and technology together with Garcia faculty and staff.
The Siemens Foundation established the competition in 1999, and requires intensive research . The five high school students make up two teams, with both from the University’s Garcia Center.
Katherine Cao (Wisconsin), Alice Wu (New York) and William Hu (California), with Stony Brook mentors Miriam Rafailovich and Adriana Pinkas-Sarafova, Garcia Center
Both teams worked on research related to the use of dental pulp stem cells used for dental regeneration.
A Stony Brook-mentored student/team has won the grand prize in the Siemens Competition three times (2009, 2007 and 2001).Since 2005, Stony Brook faculty have mentored a total of 441 Siemens semifinalists.
Learn more about the Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/garcia/
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope you enjoyed learning about some of the ways Stony Brook University gives back to the community.
With unique educational opportunities, donation drives, cultural events and more, the students, faculty and staff at Stony Brook are proud to share their time, resources and expertise to improve the lives of others.
We look forward to sharing more good news next year.