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SoMAS alumni create textbook on “Evolution of Meteorology”

SoMAS alumni create textbook on “Evolution of Meteorology”

Kevin Teague and Nicole Gallicchio were students in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences B.S. Program at Stony Brook University. Kevin graduated in December of 2011, and started working at FleetWeather Inc in Hopewell Junction, NY as a Marine Meteorologist Technician....
SoMAS Convocation 2017

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...
Emily Markowitz (BS, 2015)

Emily Markowitz (BS, 2015)

In the Fall of 2015, Emily Markowitz was a senior graduating with a major Marine Sciences with minors in Coastal Environmental Science, Geospatial Science and Theatre.  She was accepted into the Accelerated BS/MS degree program with Dr. Janet Nye in her Fisheries...
Tyler Abruzzo (MS, 2015)

Tyler Abruzzo (MS, 2015)

In 2015, Tyler Rose Abruzzo became the first student to graduate from the combined BS and MS program at SoMAS, a program designed to allow high achieving undergraduates to use up to 12 credits of course work towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. For her Master’s thesis, Tyler studied the temporal and spatial dynamics of the finfish and macro-invertebrate community in the Peconic Bay Estuary under the joint direction of Professors Dr. Robert Cerrato and Dr. Michael Frisk. She was also involved in sampling finfish, macro-invertebrates and sediment in the Great South Bay and Mill Neck Creek. According to Tyler, “My experiences and field work at SoMAS have been not only knowledgeable but fun and unforgettable. My professors and peers have left a lasting impression on me.”

Tyler went directly from graduating at Stony Brook to her new position as a Staff Scientist at H2M Architects & Engineers, where she will be working on delineating wetlands throughout Long Island for construction projects as a consultant. She will also be acquiring environmental permits for clients for proposed construction work, as well as working with Townships for project approval. According to Tyler, “my degree at Stony Brook gave me a broad background in general ecology, therefore I was able to find a company that will help start my career as a biological environmental consultant.”

Her advice to other students is to take advantage of the integrated BS/MS program at SoMAS and to take classes that might be outside your comfort zone to gain knowledge on other subjects. She says “You’ll never know what type of experience/knowledge an employer might be looking for. Therefore, the more knowledge you have about different subjects and the more field techniques you learn will better your chances of landing a job. She describes the experience of the BS and MS program as being ”…a smooth transition from being an undergraduate to a graduate. I knew most of the faculty and their research at SoMAS from my undergraduate classes which made finding an adviser who would support the type of research I wanted to do for my Masters much easier.”

SoMAS Alum to Head NSF Ocean Section

SoMAS Alum to Head NSF Ocean Section

CONGRATUATIONS TO SoMAS (MSRC) ALUMNUS LISA CLOUGH! NSF has recently announced the appointment of Dr. Lisa Clough to the position of Head, Ocean Section, in the Division of Ocean Sciences, Directorate for Geosciences. She will begin her new position effective May 3,...
Michael Colbert (BS, 2015)

Michael Colbert (BS, 2015)

Everyone talks about the weather, but Michael Colbert has more than a casual interest in that topic — he studied it at Stony Brook University.  To be sure, the atmospheric and oceanic sciences major can’t remember a time when he wasn’t passionate about the weather....
SoMAS alum Christopher Martinez featured in SBU Magazine

SoMAS alum Christopher Martinez featured in SBU Magazine

Turner Fellowship Leads to Sea Change for West Coast Student BY JOANNE MORICI Christopher Martinez may be a marine biologist from California, but he didn’t grow up near the ocean. Visalia, his hometown, is a small farming city in the San Joaquin Valley. His family of...
SoMAS Convocation 2014

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...

Christopher Martinez (PhD, 2014)

BY JOANNE MORICI Christopher Martinez may be a marine biologist from California, but he didn’t grow up near the ocean. Visalia, his hometown, is a small farming city in the San Joaquin Valley. His family of migrant workers traveled the West picking crops. “Because of...
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