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Year in Review Top 2021
Year in Review: Top 21 stories of 2021

A return to campus brought UMass Dartmouth together to achieve new heights

Portuguese Republic MOU Signing
UMass Dartmouth begins ocean science and technology partnership with Portuguese government

The international collaboration will promote educational, research, and economic opportunities

UMass Dartmouth's new biodegradability lab aims to ease the impact of plastics in the world's oceans and landfills

With funding from PrimaLoft and the MassTech Collaborative, researchers bring focus to sustainability

Image by Detmold, courtesy Pixabay
UMass Dartmouth & Massachusetts Maritime Academy establish accelerated pathway program

Integrated degree program enables Massachusetts Maritime Academy students to earn a bachelor’s degree & professional science master’s degree in less time.

Aubrey Church NBFC Then and Now panelist
Women in fisheries science

As part of their Women Work project, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center's "Then and Now" panel discussion features pioneering scientists & SMAST students who share their experiences as women in the field of fisheries science.

FSI wind tunnel at College of Engineering
Engineering students win "Best Paper Award"

Student team garners award for blue economy project presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Northeast Section Conference.

Spring into climate science

Introduction to Climate course offers an in-depth look at the effects of climate change.

Officials posing for group photo
UMass Dartmouth awarded nearly $1.2M for new Biodegradable Plastics Lab

Baker-Polito Administration awards $700k, PrimaLoft gives $450K in public-private investment to boost new marine tech research facility for the South Coast

Kid at aquarium - Photo courtesy of Pixabay
SMAST & New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center partner to educate local students

SMAST students volunteer their time to engage 4th-graders in marine science activities related to fisheries oceanography and climate science during the “Something Fishy Camp.”

Kate Tremblay
Kate Tremblay joins Lynker Technologies

Kate talks about how pursuing her master's degree at the School for Marine Science & Technology prepared her for her new role as an oceanographic technical specialist with Lynker Technologies.

Patricia Perez, Knauss Fellow
SMAST student awarded Knauss Fellowship

Patricia Perez, one of 73 finalists for the NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, will spend a year in Washington, D.C. where she will explore how the government operates and makes national policy decisions regarding coastal and ocean resources.

Adrienne and Lukas of SMAST aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong
Uncovering how the Gulf Stream impacts the fisheries & the ecosystem on the Southern New England Shelf

Dr. Avijit Gangopadhyay and his research team were involved in a multi-institutional research cruise for their collaborative research project funded by the National Science Foundation that seeks to unfold the impact of the changing nature of the Gulf Stream and its rings on the ecosystem in the continental shelf and slope region of the northeast U.S.

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