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SoMAS Professor is Advancing Nobel Prize-Winning Science

From the RFSUNY Annual Report 2016 Dr. Edmund Chang, professor of atmospheric sciences at the Institute of Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and coleader of a NOAA task force,  investigates...

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

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...

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

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 Wise. The...

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...

Worm Lab Research Discovers Crumb Rubber Contains Heavy Metals

Chemosphere, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on environmental contaminants, has published a paper from the Sustainability Studies Earthworm Ecotoxicology Lab: Pochron, S., Fiorenza, A., Sperl, C., Ledda, B., Patterson, C., Tucker, C., … & Panico, N. (2017)....

SoMAS 50th Anniversary

Welcome!Welcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Read More from the Dean

Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China

From SoMAS’ Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China on Stony Brook Matters, January 23, 2017 Professor Ellen Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at...

SoMAS faculty and alumni attend XMAS-III Meeting in China

Above photo, back row: James Liu (PhD), John Reinfelder (PhD), Anja Engel (Post-Doc), Anne McElroy (Faculty), Xiaohai Yan (PhD), Xiaolin Li (PhD), Peng Chen (PhD).  Front Row: Tung-Yuan Ho (PhD), Fanghua Xu (PhD), Cindy Lee (Faculty), Tiantian Tang (PhD), Deli Wang...

SoMAS Featured in Two Top SBU Stories for 2016

(Above) Interviewed outside the Stony Brook Southampton-based Marine Science Research Center, SoMAS Professor Chris Gobler provides insight on the algae bloom problem. From Stony Brook University's Top Stories in 2016  on the Stony Brook Newsroom Stony Brook, NY,...

Seasons Greetings!

Welcome!Welcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences. Read More

North Atlantic Tuna Less Toxic, SoMAS Study Finds

From "North Atlantic Tuna Less Toxic, Study Finds" on SBU Happenings, 2016-12-07 In a piece of welcome news for seafood lovers, a Stony Brook-led research team has found declining levels of mercury in bluefin tuna caught in the North Atlantic over the past...

2016 Press

New Report Identifies Sources of Nitrogen Loading in Local Waters - Patch.com 12/23/2016 Patch.com New Report Identifies Sources of Nitrogen Loading in Local Waters Patch.com The “Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve… First Septic Upgrades, Rebates Could Focus On...

SoMAS Research on Cloud Microphysics – Atmospheric Ice Formation featured in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

The prediction of the formation of ice crystals in the atmosphere presents one of the biggest challenges in the atmospheric sciences. Ice crystals will affect the properties of clouds with consequences for climate and the hydrological cycle and thus precipitation. In the atmosphere ice forms on pre-existing airborne particles, also called aerosols, which are present in sizes from a few nanometers to hundreds of micrometers. The physical and chemical properties of these aerosol particles govern the conditions under which ice can form. To improve our fundamental knowledge of atmospheric ice crystal formation, a novel experimental setup has been developed that allows to observe ice formation on the nanoscale. An environmental chamber, in the size of a poppy seed, that allows to simulate atmospheric conditions up to ~13 km in height, is implemented within an electron microscope. This approach allows to observe in situ and at high resolution how and where ice forms on nano- and micrometer sized aerosol particles, i.e. being witness of the birth of an embryonic ice crystal.

News from the NAno-Raman Molecular Imaging Laboratory (NARMIL)

In September, we celebrated the first anniversary of Ms. Tanya Zaliznyak joining the SoMAS staff and taking the helm at NARMIL.  Her first year has been filled with exciting accomplishments demonstrating that this facility is reaching its scientific potential. We’d...

SoMAS and the R/V Seawolf attend SUBMERGE 2016

Great crowds attended the second annual SUBMERGE festival at Hudson River Park's Pier 26.  The event was hosted by Hudson River Park and the New York Hall of Science and SoMAS was there to participate!  Over 6000 people were in attendance! David Bowman, Jason...

SoMAS Students Participate in SEA Semester Journey

Alexandra Bonecutter, a student in the Environmental Studies program with a Marine Science minor, and Ruthann Monsees, a student in the Coastal Environmental Studies program Sustainability Studies program, were part of a SEA Semester voyage that was recently featured...

Welcome Back!

From Larry Swanson, Interim Dean of SoMAS and Director of MSRC. Welcome to all new faculty, staff and students and welcome back to those who have been away for the summer either on vacation or undertaking research projects in the field.  Certainly there has been...

R/V Seawolf Cruises With University of West Indies Students

For several years now, SUNY has had a partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to further collaborative research and instruction by teams of faculty members from both institutions.  As part of that collaboration Dr. Brad Peterson (SUNY) and Dayne Buddo...

Sharknado Touches Down on Long Island!

This weekend marks the release of another #Sharknado film, and The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University remains at the forefront of the Sharknado phenomenon with a Minor in Sharknado Studies and faculty conducting research that addresses...

The Sustainability Studies Program joins SoMAS!

  The Sustainability Studies Program (SUS) has now merged with the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Sustainability Studies was a standalone academic unit within the university that was initially developed at the Southampton campus. Over the years, SUS...

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