SMAST News

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August 11, 2017 SMAST hosts Tabor Academy high students In addition to lessons on ocean technology, students gained knowledge about the vast career opportunities for aspiring marine scientists.The multi-week orientation is part of an ongoing collaboration between SMAST and the Tabor Academy.
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July 26, 2017 Dahlia Medeiros ’12, environmental scientist and engineer UMassD alum joins Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Waterway Protection Program to help address Commonwealth's statewide concerns
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July 17, 2017 Marine science research on display August 13 Researchers at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology will showcase work at 2017 Boston Seafood Festival
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June 28, 2017 UMass Dartmouth researchers partner with Gulf of Maine Research Institute to improve stock assessment Multi-stage project brings together policymakers, fishermen, and scientists to help identify information to be included in new model aimed at improving existing models and data used to manage New England groundfish.
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June 19, 2017 Balancing conservation and utilization along the US Atlantic coast Researchers at the School for Marine Science & Technology and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have developed a voluntary program to reduce the catch of threatened fishes
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June 9, 2017 Tracking toothed whale activity Toothed whales are considered key to maintaining healthy ecosystems. PhD candidate Tammy Silva is collaborating with SMAST scientists and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to understand how the species influences the health of Massachusetts Bay.
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June 5, 2017 Tracing sources of excess nitrates in water Mark Altabet, UMassD Professor of Oceanography, has developed a new cost-efficient method for identifying sources of excess levels of nitrates in marine and fresh waters, which will aid water quality improvement in impacted areas around the world.
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May 25, 2017 National Science Foundation awards UMassD professor $283,425 for numerical ocean modeling study The collaborative project will help determine the distribution and fate of water-mass properties, nutrients, and dissolved gases in the ocean.
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May 13, 2017 UMass Dartmouth awards 1,529 undergraduate degrees at Xfinity Center National Public Radio Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg awarded honorary degree, urges Class of 2017, “don’t just listen to things you agree with.” Obama-era White House Photographer Pete Souza awarded Chancellor’s Medal for capturing “the essence of the powerful and the powerless and the momentous events that have engulfed them both.”
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May 13, 2017 UMass Dartmouth awards 535 graduate degrees at Xfinity Center MacArthur Foundation Managing Director Cecilia Conrad awarded honorary degree, urges master’s and doctorate graduates to “shape environments that inspire creativity.” Author LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan awarded Chancellor’s Medal for her “unyielding commitment to recognizing and protecting the core truth of every individual.”

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