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Dr. Lauran Brewster on a boat with wind turbines in the background
New Assistant Professor Lauran Brewster starts research lab at UMassD-SMAST

The newly established Brewster Lab will focus on the effects of climate change and human activity on fishes

SMAST faculty receive $4.9 million through sea scallop research program

Scallop research set-aside programs support research while promoting collaboration between scientists and fishermen

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UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology receives grant to create new offshore wind graduate certificate program

The new program in Ocean Observing, Modeling, and Management of Offshore Wind will begin enrolling students in spring 2025

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."

Student in Mark Altabet's lab examining a glass vial
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.

Professor Stokesbury showing students shellfish
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.

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