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SoMAS Shines at Earthstock

SoMAS Shines at Earthstock

SoMAS had great, enthusiastic participation at Earthstock this year.  Thank you to everyone at SoMAS who helped with the event in some way: Interim Dean Larry Swanson kicked the week off with his lecture, “Dredging Stony Brook Harbor,” at the Three Village Historical...
Earthworm Lab Students Receive Undergraduate Recognition Awards

Earthworm Lab Students Receive Undergraduate Recognition Awards

Students Mateo Mezic and Sajjad Hussaini working with Dr. Sharon Pochron in the Earthworm Toxicology Lab received Undergraduate Recognition Awards for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in the category for Academic Excellence. Mateo earned this award in part...
SoMAS Helps Earthstock 2018 Combine Traditions and Innovations

SoMAS Helps Earthstock 2018 Combine Traditions and Innovations

Photo above: Mark Lang cavorts with the dancing sand shrimp. From Earthstock 2018 to Combine Traditions and Innovations by Glenn Jochum on SBU Happenings, April 11, 2018 Earthstock, Stony Brook’s annual celebration of Earth Day, kicks off Monday, April 16,  featuring...
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...
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...
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...
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