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EDP Students Present Garden Proposals to FSA

EDP Students Present Garden Proposals to FSA

During the Fall 2017 semester, undergraduate students in Dr. Donovan Finn‘s course EDP 404: Environmental Design Project developed designs for an organic garden located on the Stony Brook University campus. This is the capstone course for students majoring in...
Happy Holidays 2017!

Happy Holidays 2017!

Dear Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, and Friends: As 2017 comes to a close, we can reflect on a year during which federal environmental programs have experienced philosophical changes from protection, management and recovery to a laissez-faire model and considerable...
Celebrating 50 Years With The Risk Of Saying Nothing

Celebrating 50 Years With The Risk Of Saying Nothing

Photo above:  At the keynote for our “Risk of Saying Nothing” environmental media conference, five Deans stand with proclamations from local government officials.  From left, Valerie Cartright, Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman, Dr. Malcolm Bowman, Dr....
Geospatial Center to celebrate GIS Day @ SBU

Geospatial Center to celebrate GIS Day @ SBU

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Noon to 4pm North Reading Room Learning Lab, Melville Library 1st floor. International GIS Day is November 15th. The Geospatial Center (School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) and the University Libraries celebrate GIS Day by hosting...
Relevant Learning on the Rise at Stony Brook

Relevant Learning on the Rise at Stony Brook

Above: Distinguished Professor Jeffrey Levinton and student Quemar Blake check on a basket of oysters in Stony Brook harbor. From Relevant Learning on the Rise at Stony Brook on SBU Happenings, November 3, 2017 Relevant learning — a teaching method through which...

The Risk of Saying Nothing

“The Risk of Saying Nothing” Environmental Media Conference On Friday October 13th, join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences as we explore “The Risk of Saying Nothing,” an...
SoMAS Participates in Inaugural CommUniversity Event

SoMAS Participates in Inaugural CommUniversity Event

With excerpts from Campus and Community Celebrate First CommUniversity Day on SBU Happenings, September 26, 2017. Stony Brook University launched a new campus tradition, CommUniversity Day, on Saturday, September 23, 2017. On a beautiful fall day, more than 200...
New Student BBQ 2017

New Student BBQ 2017

Many thanks to the people who helped with New Student BBQ this past Friday.  Interim Dean Larry Swanson noted that “the food, decorations, and weather were great, and we had a very good turnout.  This is a wonderful SoMAS tradition and one of the highlights of...
Worm Lab Students Bring Their Research to Miller Place High School

Worm Lab Students Bring Their Research to Miller Place High School

After four semesters of research, students from the Sustainability Studies Earthworm Ecotoxicology Lab under the mentorship of Sharon Pochron were ready to discuss their findings with the public. The students had investigated the effect of crumb rubber athletic fields...
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...
Update from Sustainability Studies Students in Graduate School

Update from Sustainability Studies Students in Graduate School

Kathryn Norman and Shannon Grogan attended the 46th annual Benthic Ecology Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC on the weekend of April 14th where they both presented posters on their research. They were so surprised to find out that they were presenting next to each other!...
Worm Lab Research Discovers Crumb Rubber Contains Heavy Metals

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)....
SBU Mentors 21 Regeneron Finalists

SBU Mentors 21 Regeneron Finalists

Photo above: Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist Caitlin Gormley from Sayville Highschool standing with her GIS project Long Island as a region produced a total of 58 first-round prizewinners in the renamed Regeneron Science Talent Search (the competition was...
SoMAS 2016 Retrospective Banquet

SoMAS 2016 Retrospective Banquet

Many thanks for those that joined us on December 14, 2016 for our Holiday Retrospective with great food and people. The highlight was when Santa arrived and the little ones all got a ride with him. A special thank you to those who helped organize the event including...

EDP Student Examines the 2016 Election

In Dr. Jim Quigley‘s SBC 308 – American Environmental Politics course, students are tasked to compose a 500 word Op-Ed.  Soo Hyun Ahn, a Junior Environmental Design, Policy and Planning student in the class, chose to write his essay on the environmental...
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