From the Archives: Computer Science at SBU

Computer Science building rendering, 1971

Rendering of the original Computer Science Building, circa 1970.

On July 1, a grand opening celebration for the new Computer Science Building will be held. This photograph from the University Archives is a rendering of the original building, which opened in May 1971. Founded in 1969, the Computer Science Department is the largest unit in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The new facility will accelerate Stony Brook University’s growth in collaborative research in bioinformatics, smart energy, cyber engineering, physical sciences and the biomedicine field. Designed to achieve a LEED Silver certification, the building contains a mix of research and teaching labs, a wireless teaching lab, faculty offices and conference areas.

The University Libraries acquire and maintain extensive print and electronic collections to support research in computer science. For more information, visit the subject guide for computer science library resources-Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist


Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail:
Kristen Nyitray
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