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Page 72 of 115 SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2018 73 DELAWARE University of Delaware Newark and Lewes, Del. The University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and En- vironment offers graduate programs leading to M.S., master of marine policy and Ph.D. degrees, with areas of specializa- tion in applied ocean science, oceanography, marine biology and biochemistry and marine policy. Facilities are at the main campus in Newark and at the Marine Studies Complex in Lewes, Delaware, on Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Lewes facilities include the Cannon Marine Studies Labora- tory, with a seawater circulation system, data processing cen- ter, library and laboratories for ocean engineering, biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanographic work; the Marine Operations Building; the Smith Laboratory for mari- culture and halophyte research; the Virden Residential-Con- ference Center; Franklin C. Daiber Housing; and the research vessel harbor. Other Lewes facilities include the Pollution Ecology Laboratory and the Henlopen Lab for air-sea interac- tion studies. The all-aluminum 37-meter RV Cape Henlopen was designed for research on the continental shelf and in the coastal zone. Modular lab vans for specialized research mate directly to the ship or to areas in buildings. The university also operates several smaller craft. Complementary disciplin- ary programs are offered in the School of Life and Health Sci- ences and Food Science and Human Nutrition, departments of chemistry, civil engineering, geology, economics, and in the College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Contact: Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. The Department of Geological Sciences offers graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology, with areas of specialization in coastal plain geology, marine geol- ogy and geophysics, deep-sea sedimentation and paleocean- ography. Courses related to these fields include paleontol- ogy, sedimentation and stratigraphy, geochemistry, marine geology, quaternary geology, micropaleontology and recent sedimentary environments. Collaborative research with the Delaware Geologic Survey is possible. A supporting field fa- cility is maintained at Lewes, and the department has a drill- ing barge, vibracoring equipment, ground-penetrating radar and shallow seismic equipment available for research. Many geology department faculty have joint appointments in the College of Marine Studies. Contact: Dr. John F. Wehmiller, Department of Geology, College of Arts & Science, Univer- sity of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2544; 302-831-2569;; FLORIDA Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton and Dania Beach, Fla. The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering at FAU offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ocean and me- chanical engineering fields. The department has extensive laboratories and field equipment, including multiple AUVs and a 34-foot research vessel to support ocean engineer- ing research and academic programs. The curriculum is grounded in ocean engineering fundamentals, including underwater vehicles, acoustics, marine materials and cor- rosion, oceanography, hydrodynamics and ocean structures. Pre-engineering and junior-level undergraduate courses are taught on the Boca Raton campus; transfer students from ac- credited colleges may apply and enter the program subject to review of transcripts. SeaTech, which is located in Dania Beach, houses the de- partment's institute for ocean and systems engineering. The graduate research and the senior-year activities of undergrad- uate program are housed at SeaTech. Seniors gain valuable hands-on experience through collaboration with graduate students on faculty research projects. Within the institute are the Center for Marine Materials, the Center for Acoustics and Vibration, the Center for Hydrodynamics and Physical Oceanography, and the Advanced Marine Systems Lab. Contact: Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; Degrees offered: B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in ocean engineer- ing. Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton and Fort Pierce, Fla. Florida Atlantic University has established a new degree program that leads to an M.S. in marine science and ocean- ography. The primary educational objective of this program is to provide graduate students with a broad understanding of coastal, nearshore and oceanographic science, along with the research and inquiry skills necessary to independently conduct research and answer questions within their area of specialization. They will be well situated to enter the work- force ready to apply their skills to research, management and administrative questions related to coastal and oceanograph- ic issues in higher education, government, private sector con- sulting positions and nonprofit organizations. This is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Harbor CONNECTICUT US Coast Guard Academy New London, Conn. The Coast Guard Academy is primarily an engineering and science-oriented institution. The first academic year is basi- cally the same for all cadets. Each cadet will normally take 25 common courses with an emphasis on professional, mathematical, science, engineering and sociohumanistic courses. Among the eight majors are marine and environ- mental sciences and marine engineering. The marine sci- ence major includes courses in fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, marine biology, hazardous materials and ma- rine pollution, as well as related mathematics and engineer- ing courses. The marine engineering major includes courses in dynamics, fluid mechanics, ship design and ocean engi- neering systems. Cadets will be exposed to oceanographic survey techniques and become involved in research projects being undertaken by the academy staff. Contact: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT 06320-8101; 860-883- 8724; Degrees offered: B.S. in civil, electrical, marine and me- chanical engineering; marine and environmental sciences; operations research; government; management. University of Connecticut Groton, Conn. Located at Avery Point, Groton, Connecticut, the marine sci- ences program provides for study and research in biological, geochemical and physical oceanography and coastal stud- ies. Facilities include a newly constructed 135,000-square- foot teaching and research building, an environmentally controlled flowing seawater facility, a fully equipped scuba dive locker, a 76-foot coastal research vessel, a fleet of smaller craft and a marine sciences library. Modern labo- ratory and shipboard oceanographic equipment, as well as machine and electronic shops, are also available. Other marine-related activities located at the Avery Point campus include: NOAA's National Undersea Research Center and the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, The Long Island Sound Foundation, The Long Island Sound Resource Center and the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. Various undergraduate and graduate courses are offered at the Avery Point and Storrs campuses. Graduate assistantships and graduate and undergraduate summer internships are available. Contact: Department Head, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Con- necticut, Groton, CT 06340-6048; or Dean, Graduate School, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268. Degrees offered: B.S./B.A. degrees in coastal studies. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in oceanography (various fields). Minors in marine biology and oceanography. Wesleyan University Middletown, Conn. Wesleyan University is a small liberal arts institution lo- cated in central Connecticut, adjacent to the Connecticut River, approximately 30 miles north of Long Island Sound. The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department offers a broad-based undergraduate Earth and environmental science major program. Students are required to take two introductory courses, physical geology and oceanography. Students can then select their own program from the avail- able course offerings, some with a slant to the solid Earth sciences, others more inclined toward the environmental and marine sciences. Many students carry out independent research projects or work for senior honors theses. Most fac- ulty members in the department conduct an array of research projects in different areas to satisfy student demand for re- search topics (e.g., climate modeling, sea level rise, nutrient fluxes, active volcanism and recent tectonics). The department also offers a small graduate program lead- ing to an M.A. degree in Earth science. The department also has a scholarship fund to support field training in the Earth and environmental sciences. The department has two gradu- ate assistantships. Additional student support information is available from the Wesleyan financial aid office. The department has offices, laboratories and classrooms to- taling about 18,000 square feet in the Science Tower on the Wesleyan campus. Laboratory space is devoted to mineralogy, paleomagnetism, geochemistry, sedimentology and paleontol- ogy. For research in the Connecticut River estuary and Long Island Sound, the department maintains two outboard motor- boats, a 30-foot pontoon boat for vibracoring and the 25-foot RV Stearns. Marine equipment includes standard sampling, coring, monitoring and surveying equipment; an acoustic Doppler current profiler; and a side scan, sub-bottom profiling sonar system. Contact: Dean Barbara Jan Wilson, Admissions Office, Wesleyan University, 265 Church St., Middletown, CT 06459-0139; 860-685-3000; fax: 860-685-3001. cuses on research and instructional effort on significant ma- rine, coastal zone and marine vertebrate issues and maintains facilities to support these activities. The on-campus facilities include general-access analytical laboratories for marine bio- logical, chemical and geological research; a cruise staging room; walk-in culture rooms for algae and invertebrates; gear storage rooms; and research and instructional labs. The Long Marine Laboratory, an onshore marine station near the cam- pus, includes research buildings with running seawater and tanks for sea otter, dolphin, seabird, seal and sea lion work. The institute also maintains a research field station on Año Nuevo Island and has a 13-meter research ship for nearshore research and a number of smaller boats, as well as a research diving program. The institute also has cooperative agreements with, and has colocated research laboratories from, the Na- tional Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA and the U.S. Geologi- cal Survey. Relevant marine courses are offered in biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, marine sciences and physics. Con- tact: Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Cali- fornia, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Degrees offered: M.S. in marine sciences; B.A. and Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, Earth sciences and physics. A B.S. is offered in marine biology and Earth sciences. University of San Diego San Diego, Calif. The University of San Diego offers a variety of programs in marine studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These programs are offered with the support of the nearby Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute. At the undergraduate level, two interdisciplinary degrees are offered: marine sci- ences and environmental studies. The marine science degree is a part of the natural sciences department and has at its core a series of oceanographic courses (biological, geological and physical/chemical ocean- ography, as well as law of the sea). A student chooses one of three pathways in this major: biology, chemistry or phys- ics. Students take the largest part of their science curriculum in their pathway. Students graduating with this major have a solid background in their pathway as well as a strong orienta- tion to the marine world. Thus, they are prepared for a variety of occupations, as well as graduate studies in marine science. The environmental studies degree is partially a social sci- ence curriculum, but one in which the student becomes con- versant with science. Several science courses are required at the lower and upper levels. Upper-division courses include coastal environmental science, environmental geology and marine environment. However, students also take a number of courses in political science, international relations and economics and complete a minor in these areas. Students graduating in environmental studies are prepared for careers in environmental policy or management, marine or environ- mental law or international business (especially on the Pa- cific Rim), as well as graduate studies in social science areas related to the sea. At the graduate level, the University of San Diego offers an M.S. degree in marine science. This degree is for students with an undergraduate background in the natural sciences. All students do research leading to a thesis. Many of the fac- ulty and research scientists at the university are available as thesis advisers, as are scientists at the Hubbs-Sea World Re- search Institute and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Graduate students are encouraged to include on their thesis committees a member of the marine community from outside the university and Hubbs. Financial support of graduate students comes from the uni- versity directly, as well as from grants and contracts. The pro- gram uses the laboratory facilities and classrooms of the Shi- ley Science and Technology Center at the University of San Diego, as well as the research laboratories of affiliated sci- entists. Contact: Dr. Anne Sturz for undergraduate programs and Dr. Hugh Ellis for graduate studies at the University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492; 619-260-4075; fax: 619-260-6874. Degrees offered: B.A. in marine science and environmen- tal studies; M.S. in marine science. University of Southern California Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies Los Angeles, Calif. The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies (WIES) ocean science program includes biological, physical and geological research in both coastal and deepwater regions of the world's oceans, with emphasis on the Pacific Ocean and California coastal waters. The ocean engineering program includes fun- damental research in water mass movements in coastal wa- ters. Facilities include biosystematics and library collections of HIMS, the Fish Harbor Laboratory in Los Angeles Harbor, a Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island, main cam- pus facilities and a marine support facility. Courses are offered in the graduate program in ocean sci- ence. Faculty participate from the departments of biological sciences, geology, geography and the School of Engineering. Contact: Director, University of Southern California, 3454 Trousdale Pkwy, CAS 200, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0153; 213-740-6780. Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D. in ocean sciences. M.S., Ph.D. in biology, with a marine biology specialization. M.S., Ph.D. in geology, with specialization in oceanography. M.S. in ocean engineering.

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