Our faculty and graduate students are engaged in a broad range of research projects that are scientifically challenging and important to society. Some of the research topics and problems are described under the section “Research Topics.” A solution to even a single problem will be an important contribution to this exciting field. We look forward to working with you to make that happen.
Faculty members in the Institute have active research projects. These projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Navy, and other sources. Almost all graduate students in the Institute are supported by research projects while working toward a Master or Ph.D. Degree.
More information about the Education Programs offered at ITPA is available through the SoMAS website.
Virtually all graduate students within the Institute are supported by teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships throughout their years at the Institute. The assistantships and fellowships carry full tuition payment in additional to a stipend. The stipend for the 2012-13 calendar year is $27,000 for first year students. Some students receive additional support from special fellowships.
The graduate training in atmospheric science at Stony Brook is rigorous. Our students are equipped with sufficient knowledge and analytical skills for them to work in challenging careers after graduation. The Institute is also well connected to other major research institutions around the world and is a leading participant in the research community. This gives our students an advantage in finding jobs.
All graduate students from Institute have been satisfactorily employed after graduation. Many of them work in leading government research centers and universities. These include the NASA centers, the National Laboratories of the DOE, the NOAA centers, the National Center for Atmospheric Research etc. Some of our graduates find faculty positions at colleges or universities and some work in private industry including consulting firms, insurance and computer software industry etc.
For additional information, a student should contact either Prof. Sultan Hameed, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Atmospheric Sciences (631) 632-8319, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Prof. Anne McElroy, Director of Graduate Programs of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (631) 632-8660, email: Anne.McElroy@stonybrook.edu.
To apply, a student should contact the Educational Programs Coordinator, Carol Dovi, at (631)-632-8681, Carol.Dovi@stonybrook.edu or students can directly apply online. Students are also welcome to visit the Institute and meetings with faculty members can be scheduled.