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Fall Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Fall Updates from SoMAS Faculty

The Fall Semester is off and running, and while classes are back in session, SoMAS faculty are bringing in research awards! Dr. Paul Shepson has received a new award from NSF’s Office of Polar Programs, in support of the project: “Collaborative Research:...
Anne Green ’22 Takes Civic Engagement to a New Level

Anne Green ’22 Takes Civic Engagement to a New Level

From Anne Green ’22 Takes Civic Engagement to a New Level by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, September 16, 2020 An invitation to take part in a panel discussion by global health advocate Chelsea Clinton is just one of the many distinctions that Anne Green...
Tackling a Microbial Mystery During Pandemic Times

Tackling a Microbial Mystery During Pandemic Times

Photo above: Sharon Pochron (upper left) meets with URECA research team via Zoom. From Tackling a Microbial Mystery During Pandemic Times on Stony Brook University News by Glenn Jochum on August 24, 2020. When Sharon Pochron assembled a group of students and faculty...
SoMAS Student Athlete Champions Environment throughout Campus

SoMAS Student Athlete Champions Environment throughout Campus

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — From a young age, Jessica Salmon attended family reunions in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. And a passion for marine biology was born. “I just fell in love with the water,” Salmon said. “And I know it sounds cliché, but that...
SoMAS Expertise On Display During Shark Week

SoMAS Expertise On Display During Shark Week

Lisa Crawford and members of the Frisk Lab join Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino at Tobay Beach. Photos by Meredith Whitten. The Lab of Dr. Michael Frisk attended a press conference in front of media on Wednesday August 12 in light of recent shark sightings...
For Sascha Rosin ’21, the World is Her Oyster

For Sascha Rosin ’21, the World is Her Oyster

From For Sascha Rosin ’21, the World is Her Oyster by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, July 30, 2020 Sascha Rosin ’21, a marine sciences major and sustainability studies minor, was left with few employment options this summer after COVID-19 shut down many...
Summer Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Summer Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Above: a close-up photo of a bay scallop (Photo by Chris Paparo). Congratulations to the recent research grants awarded to SoMAS faculty! Dr. Bassem Allam and co-PI Dr. Emmanuelle Pales Espinosa have received an Award from NSF in support of the project “RAPID: A...
SoMAS Students Recognized with 2020 Undergraduate Awards

SoMAS Students Recognized with 2020 Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to the SoMAS students that are 2020 Undergraduate Recognition Award Recipients. The full list is available as a PDF. Academic Excellence Students whose passion for learning has extended beyond the classroom (demonstrated, for example, by excellence in...
SoMAS-led Research Suggests African Dust Decreases Hurricane Activity

SoMAS-led Research Suggests African Dust Decreases Hurricane Activity

Photo above: One of the largest plumes of Saharan dust in 2019 blowing across the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, as Tropical Storm Dorian passed over the Lesser Antilles. Credit: NOAA Does a giant plume of dust from the Saharan desert making its way across...
SoMAS Alum Celebrates Release of First Book

SoMAS Alum Celebrates Release of First Book

Laurie Zaleski has found a way to communicate her science to new audiences and published her first book. A graduate from the lab of Dr. Roger Flood, she earned her M.S. degree from the Marine Sciences Research Center (now SoMAS) at Stony Brook University in 2002. A...
SoMAS Photo Competition 2020

SoMAS Photo Competition 2020

The SoMAS photo competition is an annual event where students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty and staff share their pictures with the SoMAS community and the general public. This year we have changed our categories to better represent our SoMAS diversity and...
SoMAS Study Projects More Intense Rain During Future Hurricanes

SoMAS Study Projects More Intense Rain During Future Hurricanes

Photo Above: A visible image of Tropical Storm Cristobal on June 5 over the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas. New research suggests future storms that make landfall over eastern U.S. coasts may carry more intense rain totals per hour (credit: NASA Worldview) From...
Celebrating the Class of 2020 – SoMAS Convocation

Celebrating the Class of 2020 – SoMAS Convocation

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred virtually for the first time on Friday, May 22, 2020 on the SoMAS website, Facebook and YouTube. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty, staff, and fellow students to...
SoMAS MCP Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role

SoMAS MCP Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role

Photo above: Alan Alda, center, with Rachael Coccia, left, and her graduate advisor Kate Fullam. From Master’s Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, May 27, 2020. Helping to clear our shores of unsightly and...
Graduating SoMAS Senior featured in URECA Researchers of the Month

Graduating SoMAS Senior featured in URECA Researchers of the Month

From Researchers of the Month May 2020 on the URECA website, May 2020 Graduating senior and Marine Vertebrate Biology and Applied Math and Statistics double major Delphine Mossman, mentored by Dr. Jeffrey Levinton, has been selected as one of the URECA Researchers of...