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Celebrate CEWIT’s One-Year Anniversary on June 28

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CEWIT Chief Scientist Arie Kaufman explores a virtual colonoscopy in a 3D immersive environment.
CEWIT Chief Scientist Arie Kaufman explores a virtual colonoscopy in a 3D immersive environment.

The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an open house on Monday, June 28, at 1:00 pm. Building tours will be available from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. All are invited; please RSVP by June 15 to Kathleen Ferrell at (631) 632-4625 or Buses to CEWIT will depart from the Student Activities Center Circle every 30 minutes from 12:45 pm to 3:15 pm.

CEWIT was created in 2003 to best capitalize on the IT revolution, spur economic growth, advance scientific research, and develop the technologies of tomorrow. CEWIT, the first building in Stony Brook University’s Research and Development Park, is a next-generation research and educational facility whose mission is three-fold: become recognized as a world leader in interdisciplinary research in emerging, critical technologies of the information age; address the skilled technology worker shortage; and foster new enterprise development.

The 100,000-square-foot building is home to 40 new research laboratories, 7,000-square-foot incubator space, 70 faculty affiliates, and more than 290 graduate students. CEWIT’S five divisions include Network Technologies, Software Systems, Communications and Devices, Systems and Infrastructure, and Medical Technology.

CEWIT has created a powerful intellectual property portfolio resulting in numerous patents. Since its inception, CEWIT has worked hard to build strategic alliances and business partnerships among the academic, scientific, and business communities. Its partners include some of the world’s best known and most sophisticated giants of wireless and information technology. The Center is building on these achievements and is focused to build research and development partnerships with industry, and with other internationally known research institutions.

CEWIT technology commercialization activities are designed to help drive economic growth by moving technologies from research labs to the marketplace. Under the guidance of its industrial advisory board, scientific council, and technology council, CEWIT generates new technology innovations to fuel the formation and expansion of cutting-edge industry clusters. CEWIT’s annual technology showcase, at which internally originated technologies are demonstrated at an early stage to a select audience of investors and potential strategic partner companies, has resulted in a number of commercialization ventures.

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