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

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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 View descriptions on his public album...

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.

Midwood High School Wins First Bay Scallop Bowl

From Bay Scallop Organizer John Mak: The 2016 Bay Scallop Bowl had quite the interesting final rounds of the competition. Midwood High School finished at the top of their bracket (the loss bracket), setting up a match against the undefeated Mt Sinai team. Midwood...

New Student BBQ 2015

September 11, 2015 Photos by Gina Gartin Many thanks to the organizers of the event, the volunteers and the perfect...

Flax to Vax 2015

The Annual SoMAS tradition that puts Students against Faculty took place on Saturday, April 25th. The course this year followed the same path as last year, starting at SoMAS (former home of the Vax computer system) and circling around campus around Circle Drive to...

SoMAS Photo Competition 2015

The SoMAS photo competition is intended to be an annual event where students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty and staff will get to share their pictures with the SoMAS community and the general public. There will be three winning photos every year, one for each...

International Potluck Dinner 2015

In conjunction with the SoMAS recruitment weekend, admitted graduate students and the SoMAS community were cordially invited to "travel around the world" at our annual International Potluck Dinner on  Friday, March 27th at  6:00 p.m.  in Endeavour Hall 120 The SoMAS...

Bay Scallop Bowl 2015

The 2015 Bay Scallop Bowl, held on February 7th, 2015, was won by the team from Mt. Sinai High School, a perennial powerhouse at this event.  They will now begin to prepare for the 2015 National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) finals, which take place in Ocean Springs,...

“Souper Bowl I” Raises Funds for Teaching Award

Thanks to everyone who turned out for SoMAS Souper Bowl I!  We had a great time and raised $373 for the Protopopescu Teaching Award.  A dozen of the best cooks at SoMAS fired burners, simmered stock, and selected ingredients.  Entries included: Black Bean, Red Pepper,...

17th Annual Evan R. Liblit Scholarship/Fundraiser Breakfast

The 17th annual Evan R. Liblit Scholarship/Fundraiser Breakfast took place on November 12 at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip. Michael Cahill, Chair of the Liblit Scholarship Steering Committee, was the moderator. Welcome remarks were made by Dr. Harold Walker of the Civil Engineering Department, who also gave an update on his undergraduate who had won the scholarship last year. Dr. Carl Safina was the keynote speaker. Moshan Chen received the Liblit Undergraduate Award which honors an outstanding undergraduate who demonstrates a commitment to helping solve environmental problems. Kaitlin Willig received the Liblit Graduate Award which supports a graduate student who demonstrates excellence in academic achievement and who is undertaking a marine, terrestrial, groundwater, atmospheric pollution-related or waste management research topic. Congratulations to both students!

Great South Bay Buoy #1 2014 Reassembly

After suffering destruction from the 2013-2014 winter freeze in Great South Bay, the buoy has been restored by the Instrument Laboratory.  It was reassembled on 8/27/2014. Pictures by Larry Swanson and Mark Lang  ...

SoMAS Photo Competition 2014

The SoMAS photo competition is intended to be an annual event where students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty and staff will get to share their pictures with the SoMAS community and the general public. There are three winning photos, one for each category of the...

SoMAS Convocation 2014

Each year graduation is an exciting day for all involved and this year’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences graduation was no exception.  As the traditional song, Pomp and Circumstance pervaded through the auditorium, SoMAS’ 85 graduating students streamed into...

Faculty defeat students in 20-something Annual Flax-to-Vax Road Race

By Chris Gobler Since ~1990, SoMAS (formerly MSRC) has gone through an annual, spring rite of passage: The Flax-to-Vax road race. Through the years, it has been Flax-to-Vax, Vax-to-Flax, and this year, Vax-to-Vax, but it has always been fun. Participation has waned in...

Bay Scallop Bowl 2014

2014 Bay Scallop Bowl - It takes a village Okay, so it doesn’t exactly take a village but as you can see in this photo, it does require many dedicated people to host and take part in the annual Bay Scallop Bowl.  Luckily March 8, 2014 dawned sunny and warm with no...

International Potluck Dinner 2014

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 28th at  6:00 p.m.  in Endeavour Hall 120 The SoMAS family is proud to be home to faculty, staff and...

Liblit Scholarship Award Breakfast 2013

Natasha Gownaris of SoMAS has won the 2013 Evan R. Liblit Memorial Graduate Scholarship. Natasha was selected on the basis of her application and interview with members of the Liblit Steering Committee. Natasha was a guest at the annual Liblit Memorial Scholarship...

Okubofest 2013

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Southampton Marine Science Center Construction

Photos of the construction of the new Marine Science Center at Southampton. Photos by Stony Brook University, Chris Paparo, Kurt Bretsch and Mark Lang.   July 2012 - September...

R/V Seawolf on Storage Wars

In late July 2013, the RV Seawolf escorted Chris Morelli & Tad Eaton from "Storage Wars: New York" in Port Jefferson Harbor to conduct an experiment with a water sampler they found in a storage locker.  Instrument Engineer Tom Wilson helped them test the...

Stony Brook University Hosts NSF Funded Storm Chasing Project

STONY BROOK, NY, June 26, 2013 – Stony Brook University in collaboration with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, CO, is hosting and participating in the DREAMS (Doppler Radar for Education And Mesoscale Studies)...

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