JC NERR Films that Won Awards in the NERRS 2021 FilmFest

Each year, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System hosts a FilmFest contest in conjunction with the system-wide annual meeting. The goal of the NERRS FilmFest is to highlight the Reserves, our partners, and the amazing coastal resources we protect. This year, the JC NERR submitted two films: "NERRS News - Sharing stories...

Liza won the Walter Munk Scholar Award and Commemorative Lecture

On behalf of Zdenka Willis, President of the Marine Technology Society (MTS), and Mary Munk, of the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans (WMFO), it is my pleasure to inform you of your selection as recipient of the Walter Munk Scholar Award and Commemorative Lecture. This award seeks to underscore...

Julia Engdahl Wins NOAA CO-OPS Professional Excellence Award

Julia Engdahl, recent RUCOOL Masters in Oceanography graduate, won the NOAA Professional Excellence Award during her first year as a contractor for NOAA CO-OPS (Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services). NOAA CO-OPS Director, Richard Edwing, said the following: This award provides recognition for outstanding accomplishment in furthering CO-OPS’ mission...

Congratulations to Jessica Valenti who has been awarded a School of Graduate Studies Merit and Achievement Award

Congratulations to Jessica Valenti who has been awarded the School of Graduate Studies Merit and Achievement Award for Excellence in Leadership and Teaching.  This award recognizes Jessica’s excellent leadership and teaching at Rutgers, and her research in understanding the ecology of coastal fisheries and how they may respond to urbanization....

Two of our grad students won presentation awards at the biennial Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit! Well done Janine and Elizabeth!

Janine Barr is a second year graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Oceanography with Dr. Daphne Munroe as her advisor. Based at the Haskin Shellfish Research Lab (HSRL), she is studying the ecosystem services provided by oyster aquaculture in the Delaware Bay region. Elizabeth Bouchard is a first year MS student in Ecology...