Event Galleries

Photo galleries of events at SoMAS.  Other photo galleries are available on Google Photos.

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MAR 333 Field Trips

Dr. Malcolm Bowman has shared his photos from the MAR 333 Coastal Oceanography Class field trips taken during the 2019 and 2018 school years. In 2018, photos from the MAR 333 field trip to the Flax Pond Marine Laboratory showed the bridge on the pond under...

Karen Chytalo’s Retirement Party

Karen Chytalo, a SoMAS graduate and a great friend and supporter of SoMAS, retires from the NYSDEC this month.  SoMAS commemorated the occasion with a retirement send off celebration for her in Endeavour 120 on June 27, 2019.  Larry Swanson presented her with a canvas...

SoMAS Convocation 2019

Photo above: Dean Shepson welcomes the Class of 2019 at the SoMAS Convocation. Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Center for Leadership and Service. Students gathered with their friends and family...

SoMAS 2019 Photo Competition

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. The Photo Competition will be divided into three categories with a single winner in each...

Stony Brook Celebrates the Earth in Annual Festival

From "Stony Brook Celebrates the Earth in Annual Festival" on Stony Brook News by Emma Cesario on May 6, 2019. In celebration of Earth Day, Stony Brook University held its annual week-long Earthstock celebration, culminating with the Earthstock Festival on April 19....

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...

Vax to Flax 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out for this year's Flax to Vax Run/BBQ on Saturday April 27! This event is hosted by the SoMAS Graduate Student club and had a great turnout.  The Club Officers hope everyone had as much fun as they did! The results of the race: Top...

Celebrating the Annual Service Awards at Stony Brook University

Photo above: Annual Service Award recipients Paulette Gerber, Nicholas Fisher and Tom Wilson with SoMAS Dean Paul Shepson.On Tuesday March 5, 2019, Stony Brook University President Stanley recognized several SoMAS colleagues at the Annual Service Awards Ceremony in...

Hunter College High School Wins First Place at 2019 Bay Scallop Bowl

The 2019 Bay Scallop Bowl has come and gone and a new winner has emerged from the dust - Hunter College High School! Round 9 had Midwood High School pitted against the Mighty Mustangs of Mount Sinai High School. Mount Sinai emerged the winner of that round with a...

Souper Bowl V Defeats Arctic Chill and Remains Undefeated

Souper Bowl V proved more than a match for the icy weather. Thanks to the cooks for providing blasts of delicious warmth to beat back the arctic chill: Betsy Barrows - Chicken Chili Jackie Collier - Is It Vegan? Chili Maureen Murphy - Chocolate Cake and Irish Soda...

SoMAS Celebrates CommUniversity Day

On Saturday, September 22, SoMAS joined many other departments at the University for the 2nd annual campus-wide open house event, CommUniversity Day! With the fantastic weather, SoMAS had a great opportunity to shine and showcase our programs. Our impact...

New Student BBQ 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Student Barbeque on Friday! It was a humid day, but a great one for a cookout! We went through a whole lot of burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the fixings! Special thanks to all the volunteers, including: Diane...

Roger Flood’s Retirement Party

SoMAS celebrated Professor Roger Flood's retirement on August 22nd. Photos taken by Malcolm Bowman are available on Google Photos.

Celebrating SoMAS Dean Larry Swanson

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, along with guests (and SoMAS Alums) from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, were joined by Stony Brook University Provost Michael Bernstein to celebrate Dean Larry Swanson, whose...

SoMAS Photo Competition 2018

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. The Photo Competition will be divided into three categories with a single...

Artificial Reef Creation off Shinnecock Inlet

On May 31st, 2018, SoMAS faculty Chris Gobler, Joe Warren, Brad Peterson, Mike Frisk and Interim Dean Larry Swanson joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the first phase of the "largest artificial reef expansion in New York state history."  The Shinnecock reef uses...

Hirschberg and Quigley Retirement Party

On May 15th, SoMAS celebrated the retirement of Analytical Lab technician David Hirschberg and Sustainability Studies faculty Jim Quigley. David Hirschberg has been a part of SoMAS for 25 years, starting in the graduate program where he received his Masters in 1979....

SoMAS Convocation 2018

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 18, 2018 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 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...

Souper Bowl IV Competition Continues and Everyone Wins

Souper Bowl IV continued as a gustatory and financial success, raising $349.00 for the Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Fund. Congratulations and thanks to the culinary contributers: Josie Aller - Turkish Lentil Soup. Megan Hahn - Kale, Sausage, and Bean Soup....

Retrospective Banquet 2017

Interim Dean Larry Swanson thanks everyone who joined us at our Retrospective Event: This wonderful event brought us all together to reminisce, reflect, and look hopefully to the future." Many thanks to our colleagues who helped put the evening together. They include:...

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. Minghua Zhang,...

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...

SoMAS at SUBMERGE 2017

Sixteen volunteers did an outstanding job representing SoMAS and Stony Brook University at the SUBMERGE festival in Manhattan on Saturday September 16, 2017. Five tables of onshore exhibits informed and entertained the thousands of attendees on topics including effect...

SoMAS Research Brings Drone Boats to Setauket Harbor Day

Drs. Roger Flood, Kamazima Lwiza, Mary Scranton and PhD student Sarah Nickford attended the Setauket Harbor Day on September 23rd and provided a hands-on demonstration of a drone boat.  SoMAS is currently testing two different versions of the boat, one is capable of...

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 the...

Summer Oceanography Course 2017

For two weeks during the summer session, Dr. Kurt Bretsch teaches our Summer MAR 104 - Oceanography course at the Marine Sciences Center located at the Stony Brook University Southampton Campus.  This undergraduate course provides an examination of the World Ocean and...

2017 SoMAS Photo Competition

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. The Photo Competition will be divided into three categories with a single winner in each...

The Artwork at SoMAS

The halls of our spaces are graced with a variety of art.  The artwork has its own history--some pieces have been commissioned, some were assignments, others were saved from previous institutions and there are even current pieces that cycle through the space.  On a...

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...

Vax to Flax 2017

Many thanks to those who participated and assisted with the 2017 Flax to Vax Race + BBQ on Saturday. Heather Lynch and Kurt Bretsch won for the faculty and Mark Nepf and Ashley Cohen won for the students. Overall the top five faculty times beat the top ten student...

Island Federal Credit Union Arena

Take a virtual tour of the Island Federal Credit Union Arena on the main campus of Stony Brook University!  Use your mouse to click-and-drag the photosphere around to view the image in 360 degrees, and then click on the arrows to move to the next scene. View...

International Potluck Dinner 2017

In conjunction with the SoMAS recruitment weekend, you are cordially invited to "travel around the world" at our annual International Potluck Dinner on Friday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120. The SoMAS family is proud to be home to faculty, staff and...

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...

Souper Bowl III Raises Funds, Feeds Appetites

Souper Bowl III was another succulent success, raising $401.25 for the Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Fund. Congratulations and thanks to all the competitors: Jennifer Barton - roast cauliflower and garlic. Christina Heilbrun - lentil. Kim Knoll - crab bisque. Steve...

Flax Pond Marine Lab

Take a virtual tour of the Flax Pond Marine Lab!  Use your mouse to click-and-drag the photosphere around to view the image in 360 degrees, and then click on the arrows to move to the next scene.

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...

Sustainability Studies

Take a virtual tour of Sustainability Studies on the main campus of Stony Brook University! Use your mouse to click-and-drag the photosphere around to view the image in 360 degrees, and then click on the arrows to move to the next scene.

R/V Seawolf

Take a virtual tour of the R/V Seawolf!  Use your mouse to click-and-drag the photosphere around to view the image in 360 degrees, and then click on the arrows to move to the next scene.

Bill Wise’s Celebration of 40 Years of Service

SoMAS honored Bill Wise, one of the School’s foundation students (1973-75), who later returned as a skilled and dedicated administrator, instructor and colleague for well over three decades. Photos by Malcolm Bowman available on Google Photos. View descriptions on his...

Main Campus

Take a virtual tour of the Stony Brook University campus via the YouVisit Tour! Use your mouse to click-and-drag the photosphere around to view the image in 360 degrees, and then click on the arrows to move to the next scene.

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...

New Student BBQ 2016

Many thanks to the faculty, staff and graduate students who came out for the 2016 New Student BBQ!  Great weather and fantastic set up and preparation by the volunteers helped keep the lines short and everyone well fed.  Interim Dean Larry Swanson commented that the...

Summer Institute at Flax Pond Marine Laboratory

Over the summer, Steve Abrams at the Flax Pond Marine Laboratory hosted the Padilla and Grella lab.  The full album of pictures, taken by Rebecca Grella, is available on her website:  http://www.rebeccagrellaphotography.com/Summer-Science-Institute/n-N9h3hn/i-LRHTCLM...

SoMAS Convocation 2016

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the SAC auditorium. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty and staff to celebrate the completion of their journey at Stony Brook University....

2016 SoMAS Photo Competition

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. The Photo Competition will be divided into three categories with a single winner in each...

Vax to Flax 2016

The 2016 Vax to Flax Run was held on Saturday April 30th on a beautiful sunny day. The race course followed the Vax-to-Vax format (seen on the right) where the race starts at SoMAS and travels clockwise around Circle Drive to return back to SoMAS. Seven faculty and post docs raced against eleven students. As has been the recent tradition, the faculty times overall beat the student times.

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