Alumnus Praises the Computer Science Program at Stony Brook University


STONY BROOK, NY - March 29, 2013 

SBU’s Computer Science program earns praise as part of a NY Times article announcing the creation of the Academy for Software Engineering, a NYC public high school. The brainchild of Stuyvesant High School’s Michael Zamansky, the Academy for Software Engineering, is part of an ambitious expansion of computer science education in NYC. Mr. Zamansky is also a founder of the new group, Computer Science and Technology for Urban Youth. During one of the group’s first meetings, Stuyvesant and Stony Brook alum Michael Lavina praised the computer science program at Stony Brook University where he described the faculty as “legit” and CS majors as having the “skills that most people don’t”.

"One of the group’s first events was a networking session at Foursquare in SoHo earlier this month, hosted by alumni who now work there. Well over 100 Stuyvesant students and graduates gathered in the company cafeteria, eating pizza and talking about colleges and careers. At one picnic table, Michael Lavina, 20, told three current Stuyvesant students how much he loved his computer science program at Stony Brook University. ‘The teachers there are legit,’ he said."; For the full article visit here.