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The Artwork at SoMAS

The Artwork at SoMAS

The halls of our spaces are graced with a variety of art.  The artwork has its own history–some pieces have been commissioned, some were assignments, others were saved from previous institutions and there are even current pieces that cycle through the space.  On...
SoMAS Convocation 2017

SoMAS Convocation 2017

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Student Activities Center auditorium. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty and staff to celebrate the completion of their journey at...
SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

Earthstock, the Stony Brook University annual celebration of Earth Day, has been an annual tradition for years.  This year, in honor of our 50th Anniversary, SoMAS had a very significant presence at the event. On Monday April 17th, New York State Assemblyman Steve...
Vax to Flax 2017

Vax to Flax 2017

Many thanks to those who participated and assisted with the 2017 Flax to Vax Race + BBQ on Saturday. Heather Lynch and Kurt Bretsch won for the faculty and Mark Nepf and Ashley Cohen won for the students. Overall the top five faculty times beat the top ten student...
SoMAS Undergraduates Participate in URECA Festival

SoMAS Undergraduates Participate in URECA Festival

The UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (URECA) program, founded in 1987, awards research funding and travel grants to undergraduates, and is a central point of contact for students and faculty engaged in research and creative endeavors. URECA helps bring...

International Potluck Dinner 2017

In conjunction with the SoMAS recruitment weekend, you are cordially invited to “travel around the world” at our annual International Potluck Dinner on Friday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120. The SoMAS family is proud to be home to faculty,...
2017 Winners of the JR Schubel Fellowship

2017 Winners of the JR Schubel Fellowship

The Jerry R. Schubel Graduate Fellowship Program provides an annual award for SoMAS graduate students committed to translating science into forms that are accessible to the public and/or inform public policy. The Schubel Fellows will help serve as “ambassadors” for...
Bay Scallop Bowl 2017

Bay Scallop Bowl 2017

The 2017 Bay Scallop Bowl was a great success–thank you to all who attended and the students who participated! The success of the Bowl could not be achieved without the help of the volunteers and the extraordinary effort of Rachel Silver, Kim Knoll and Bill...
University Enjoys Great Relationship With Wildlife Refuge

University Enjoys Great Relationship With Wildlife Refuge

Photo above:  The wildlife tank from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge From University Enjoys Great Relationship With Wildlife Refuge by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook Matters, February 14, 2017 As every Biology 101 student knows, symbiosis is a mutually beneficial relationship...
Peterson Lab Investigates Clam-Seagrass Mutualism in Panama

Peterson Lab Investigates Clam-Seagrass Mutualism in Panama

Diana Chin, a PhD candidate in the Peterson Lab, recently returned from a 14-week visit to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Bocas del Toro research station in Panama. She was investigating mutualism among chemosymbiotic clams and tropical seagrasses as part of her dissertation research, in collaboration with Smithsonian Staff Scientist Dr. Andrew Altieri and assistants Kevin Katcher and William Wied (SoMAS ‘16, B.S. Marine Sciences). Her research was supported by funding from the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP), part of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and by a STRI Short-Term Fellowship.

Souper Bowl III Raises Funds, Feeds Appetites

Souper Bowl III Raises Funds, Feeds Appetites

Souper Bowl III was another succulent success, raising $401.25 for the Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Fund. Congratulations and thanks to all the competitors: Jennifer Barton – roast cauliflower and garlic. Christina Heilbrun – lentil. Kim Knoll – crab...
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