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Winter Faculty Research News

Photo above: Dr. Flagg's latest flight over the breach at Old Inlet Here are the latest updates about our faculty and their research. Dr. Hyemi Kim's recent publication "Insignificant QBO‐MJO prediction skill relationship in the SubX and S2S subseasonal reforecasts"...

Mount Sinai High School Claims First Place in Bay Scallop Bowl

Photo Above: The team from Mount Sinai High School (back row) Coach Andrew Matthews, Katherine Fedotov, Aaron Angress, Arielle Mule, Matthew Miller, Assistant Coach Glynis Nau-ritter, (front row) Jake DeBlasio (B team) and Jonathon Jacobson. Congratulations to Mount...

Souper Bowl VI Defeats the Chilly February Weather

The cold rainy weather Thursday February 6th was no match for Souper Bowl VI. Thanks to the cooks who provided a hearty repast to beat back winter: Betsy Barrows - Escarole and White Bean Soup Jackie Collier - Vegan No-chill Chili Christina Heilbrun - Tomato...

Celebrating the Top Stories of the Decade

As 2019 draws to a close, so does another decade of Making Scientific Research Count.  The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences accomplished much in the years between 2010 and 2019, recording $82 million in research expenditures, and over 1,300 degree...

Substantial Natural History Collection Gifted to SoMAS

Photo above: the Research Vessel Seawolf conducting a cruise on the Hudson River. From Extraordinary Collection of Marine Specimens and Data Donated to University on SBU News, December 6, 2019 Gift provides a windfall of unpublished biological and water quality data...

New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force to Meet on December 3

The third public meeting of the NYS Ocean Acidification Task Force will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-8:30 pm in 201 Wang Center.  All are invited to attend. Dr. Brad Peterson from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University will...

NY Sea Grant Contributes to Marine Aquaculture Research Projects

Photo above: SBU’s Bassem Allam is the lead PI on a study of hard clams (photo by Bassem Allam); Inset photo: A worker at Norm Bloom & Son Oysters offloads shellfish harvested from the company’s beds in Norwalk, CT (photo by Judy Benson, Connecticut Sea Grant)....

Cell Chemistry Illuminated by Laser Light

Image above: Raman microspectroscopy helps researchers observe cell chemistry by focusing a laser beam on a spot within a cell and then capturing light emitted after interactions with cellular molecules, which produces a molecular fingerprint (Raman spectrum). From...

New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas

From New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas on Stony Brook News, October 25, 2019. The published findings may guide policymakers to increase MPAs STONY BROOK, NY, October 25, 2019 — The largest synthesis of important marine areas conducted to...

Koppelman Documentary Premiere

Photo above:  Documentary film creators Anna Smith and Megan Gallagher with Dr. Lee Koppelman SoMAS undergraduate students Megan Gallagher, an Environmental Humanities Major with a Biology Minor, and Anna Smith, an Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Major with...

Stony Brook Celebrates as Ashley Schiff Preserve Turns 50

From Stony Brook Celebrates as Ashley Schiff Preserve Turns 50 on Stony Brook News on October 3, 2019 by Glenn Jochum Some students know it as a scenic shortcut from the Main Campus to South Campus and back. Others use it as a “living laboratory” to study its...

Ashley Schiff Nature Preserve Art Procession at Stony Brook University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ART PROCESSION BY STONY BROOK UNIV. STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2nd, 2019  On October 2nd, Stony Brook University students will be celebrating the 50th ANNIVERSARY of the ASHLEY SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE by gathering together to...

Dr. Sara Hamideh Joins SoMAS

SoMAS is excited to welcome Sara Hamideh as a new Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2019. Dr. Hamideh comes to Stony Brook from Iowa State University where she was previously an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning since 2015. Dr....

SoMAS Hosts Marine Science Summer Workshop for NYS Master Teachers 

From Marine Science Summer Workshop for NYS Master Teachers in the Capitols and Communities - News From The Office of Government and Community Relations Newsletter on August 26, 2019 The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences engaged some of New York's best...

SoMAS Students Release Preview of Lee Koppelman Documentary

Picture above: Teaser image for SoMAS Documentary on Dr. Lee Koppelman SoMAS students Megan Gallagher and Anna Smith have created a documentary about Long Island Urban Planner and Stony Brook University Professor Emeritus Lee Koppelman.  They recently released the...

Bassem Allam Invested as Inaugural Marinetics Endowed Professor

Photo above: Bassem Allam was formally invested as the Marinetics Endowed Professor of Marine Science in Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) on April 26. From left to right: Bassem Allam, SoMAS Dean’s Council Chair Bob Maze,...

SoMAS Professor Named Interim Provost

From Minghua Zhang Named Interim Provost on Stony Brook News, July 31, 2019 Dr. Minghua Zhang has been appointed Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective 1 August 2019, Interim President Designate Michael A. Bernstein has announced....

Heather Lynch Receives Prestigious Blavatnik Award

Photo above: Heather Lynch, PhD, is the winner of the 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists in the category of Life Sciences. (Photo: Rolf Sjogren) From Heather Lynch Receives Prestigious Blavatnik Award on Stony Brook News on June 26, 2019. Heather...

Montauk Lighthouse Historical Society Summer Talks

​The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, in partnership with the Montauk Lighthouse Historical Society, will present a summer lecture series on topical marine and atmospheric science issues in July and August.  Topics, speakers and dates are listed below.  All...

New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force Meeting

The next meeting of the New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in Endeavour Hall Room 120. The Ocean Acidification Task Force works...

SoMAS Students Receive End of Year Honors

The end of every school year is an opportunity to highlight the work, honors, and accomplishments of our students, and this year we are celebrating their success again! The SoMAS Undergraduate Environmental Essay Award recognizes and rewards Sustainability Studies and...

Charting a Path Toward Bird-Friendly Buildings

Photo above: Stony Brook University freshmen Garret Van Gelder and Katherine Houston. From Charting a Path Toward Bird-Friendly Buildings by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, May 6, 2019. Two Stony Brook freshmen recently took on a big issue on campus and...

Stony Brook Southampton Volunteers Clean Up Warner Island

Many thanks to Semester by the Sea Faculty Director Kurt Bretsch for organizing the Warner Island Beach Cleanup, as part of Stony Brook University's contribution to the Town of Southampton's Great East End Clean Up event. This year's group was a smaller yet...

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