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Congratulations Class of 2017!

On May 15, friends and families came together to celebrate the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences' Class of 2017 convocation. Over 750 degrees were awared and the ceremony was held at Passion Puddle. Dean of Academic Programs Rick Ludescher served as Master of Ceremonies while Executive Dean Bob Goodman addressed...

Jackie Specht Receives NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

A big congratulations to Jackie Specht who has landed a NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship. In August she will begin working with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to identify new uses of dredge material to promote coastal resilience.

RUCOOL Gains New Jersey Senate Recognition

The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, also known as RUCOOL, was commended in Senate Resolution SCR-144 by the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee on March 13 for its contributions to ocean research, data collection, technology and forecasting. In part, SCR-144 recognized RUCOOL’s “leadership role in developing...

Rutgers Marine Science at Delaware Estuary Science Summit

Rutgers Marine Sciences was well represented at the recent Delaware Estuary Science Summit in Cape May, NJ. Ben Horton was an invited keynote speaker to speak about his research on sea level rise. One of his messages to the audience was that “It takes 10,000 years to form the Antarctic...

Life at the Extremes – Microbiology of deep-sea volcanoes

Of all environments on Earth at which life flourishes, deep-sea volcanoes are probably the most extreme. Temperatures within many of these systems range from 2-400°C, pressures are in excess of several hundred atmospheres, and concentrations of hydrogen sulfide and many heavy metals (e.g., Cu, Zn, Fe, Cd, Pb) frequently exceed...

Isabel Hong

I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest where my backyard provided many opportunities to study and enjoy nature. I received my B.A. in Geology at Whitman College analyzing the geochemistry of Columbia River Basalt paleosols. Following graduation, I completed an internship at the U.S. Geological Survey as a...

RU 29 Challenger Mission: Indian Ocean

For the latest information on the Challenger Mission, check out the Mission Blog RU 29, Challenger, is back in the water after the completion of the South Atlantic Circumnavigation for our next mission: to go from Perth, Australia to Sri Lanka, to South Africa and back to Australia over the...

Craig McLean receives Challenger and Distinguished Alumni Awards

On Thursday November 10th, Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator of the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spoke at the Marine and Coastal Sciences as part of a series of talks in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Rutgers University. McLean gave his...