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SMAST PhD student Megan Winton on a boat conducting research on Cape Cod
SMAST PhD candidate Megan Winton '23 publishes groundbreaking study on white sharks

SMAST PhD candidate is published in Marine Ecology Progress Series and featured on National Geographic TV special "Return of the White Shark."

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UMass Dartmouth offers multiple paid internships to New Bedford High School students

Meeting the demand for a diverse and highly skilled workforce in some of the fastest growing industries

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Cate O’Keefe ’13 named Executive Director of New England Fishery Management Council

O’Keefe’s impressive 20-year career in fisheries science and management sparked at UMass Dartmouth’s SMAST and resulted in her recent promotion to a new position.

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Kevin Stokesbury awarded $1.4 million from NOAA Fisheries

This funding will support four scallop research projects through the 2023-2024 Scallop Research Set-Aside Program.

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Marine and UnderSea Technology Research Program (MUST) receives $3.6M grant for sustained research efforts in critical blue economy sectors

The latest award from the Office of Naval Research to create new marine science and technology projects

SMAST Coastal Systems Program Update

Program's mission to continue after the passing of Professor Brian Howes

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New $1.2M Biodegradability Laboratory at the School for Marine Science & Technology officially opens

The lab, formed through a Commonwealth and private partner collaboration, will explore plastics biodegradation in the environment

Pingguo He
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea recognizes Dr. Pingguo He for outstanding service

Dr. He served as chair of the organization’s Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour, which initiates and reviews investigations of scientists and technologists concerned with the design, planning, and testing of fishing gears for bycatch and discard reduction.

ONR Grant Announcement
UMass Dartmouth receives $4.3M grant from the U.S. Navy for continued focus on marine technology development

The third award in as many years from the Office of Naval Research will further the University's research efforts in the blue economy and offshore wind sectors

SMAST 2022 IMS Symposium
SMAST to host research symposium on March 23

The annual Intercampus Marine Science Research symposium, hosted by the School for Marine Science & Technology, showcases research being conducted by students, faculty, and staff across all UMass campuses.

Banafsheh Seyed Aghazadeh
Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Award supports Seyed-Aghazadeh’s research efforts in the area of fluid dynamics, shedding light on the fundamentals of fluid-structure-surface interactions in underwater flexible bodies, including near-surface arrays of energy harvesters and underwater soft robots.

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