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Page 78 of 115 SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2018 79 cies and private industry. NJSGC administers the New Jersey Sea Grant College Program. Contact: NJSGC, Building 22, 22 Magruder Rd., Fort Hancock, NJ 07732; 732-872-1300; Stockton University Galloway, N.J. Stockton University is located adjacent to the Jacques Cous- teau National Estuarine Research Reserve (Mullica River- Great Bay Estuary) and is one of only a few undergraduate institutions in the U.S. that offers a degree program in marine science alongside a dedicated, easily accessible field facility (Stockton Nacote Creek Marine Science and Environmental Field Station). With direct access to the field station only 10 minutes away, the program is well situated to provide superi- or field, teaching and undergraduate research opportunities that form the backbone of the curriculum. Stockton's marine science (MARS) program encompasses two general areas of study: marine biology and oceanography. Within each of these broad areas of study are several fo- cus areas that students may choose as a function of their se- lected electives. Examples include marine geology, resource management, estuarine ecology, and marine technology and survey. A number of field courses, laboratory courses, semi- nars, independent studies and research team opportunities are offered—with a strong emphasis on teaching in the field. The program is interdisciplinary and requires student com- petence in several areas of science. Upper-level students have the opportunity to design and implement their own independent study projects and are strongly encouraged to present results at the NAMS Poster Day and at regional sci- ence conferences. Students study the relevant original literature, identify research problems, collect-analyze-synthesize data and in- terpret results in the light of previously published studies. One of the major objectives of the MARS program is to dem- onstrate that undergraduate students can become actively involved in research and make contributions to the field. All students in the marine science program must complete the core requirements. Students must also complete the ma- rine biology track requirements or the oceanography track requirements. Then, in consultation with their preceptor, stu- dents select appropriate elective (cognate) courses to round out their degree. These electives help to shape the student's experiences and tailor them toward more specific areas of study related to future career paths. Students have signifi- cant latitude to develop their own program of study within their track, and the listed required courses are the minimum requirements. The electives and the course sequence for each student should be determined with the assistance of individual preceptors. Elective courses can be chosen from offerings in marine science, biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, applied physics, environmental science and computational science. Students in other programs may earn a minor in marine science. Located on an 8-acre waterfront site in the Jacques Cous- teau National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Marine Sci- ence and Environmental Field Station makes available the facilities, research vessels, sampling equipment and staff to provide Stockton students with hands-on learning experi- ences in a marine environment second to none. The field station offers several teaching and research laboratories and offices, five research vessels ranging in size from 16 to 28 ft., various marine sampling equipment, general-use laboratory equipment, state-of-the-art water sampling equipment and numerous marine technology instruments including an ROV, multibeam side scan sonar and mobile LiDAR system. Un- dergraduate students engaged in marine science and marine science-related courses (biology, environmental science, geology) access the facility regularly throughout their aca- demic career. All students are encouraged to further utilize the facility for independent study projects and carry out ma- rine science research at the undergraduate level at Stockton and at state and federal agencies and institutions nearby. The field station is also home to the Coastal Research Center, a contract and grant-funded institute focused on research and monitoring of New Jersey's coastal zone issues ranging from beach access, inlet dynamics, and pre- and post-storm sur- veys of coastal municipal beaches. Both the field station and the Coastal Research Center pro- vide part-time work and volunteer opportunities for MARS students, as do numerous local agencies. Students may pro- pose their own field, laboratory or library research projects to prospective faculty sponsors, and/or work on suitable in- ternships. Student interns have been placed locally in field laboratory positions, including at the Adventure Aquarium, Rutgers Field Stations (Tuckerton, Port Norris, Cape May), Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife agencies, USFWS agencies, Brigantine Marine Mammal Stranding Center, and at area shellfish hatcheries. Through the Washington Intern- ship program, MARS majors have been placed at the Na- tional Aquarium, NOAA, the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institute/Natural History Museum. Stockton is a member of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium and has access to consortium marine stations, boats and equipment. Contact: Gordan Grguric, Marine Sci- ence Program Coordinator, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway, NJ 08205-9441; Degrees offered: B.S., B.A. in marine science (marine biol- ogy or oceanography concentration). industry. Contact: Richard Blidberg, Director, 8 Earle Dr., Lee, NH 03861-6211;;; www. University of New Hampshire Durham, N.H. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) offers a variety of ocean-related programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the undergraduate level, there is a major in marine, estuarine and freshwater biology; formal minors in ocean engineering, oceanography and marine biology; and marine concentrations in programs ranging from plant biology and biochemistry to chemistry and mechanical engineering to political science and resource economics. At the graduate level, the university offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ocean engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with specialization in the sciences listed above and a multicollege/multidepart- mental Ph.D. program in natural resources and Earth systems science. Academic, research and outreach programs at UNH are coordinated through the Marine Program. The Marine Pro- gram operates a research vessel, the 50-foot Gulf Challenger, and maintains marine research facilities that include the Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory, the Jackson Estua- rine Laboratory, the Coastal Marine Laboratory located at the Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex and the Shoals Marine Laboratory, the last of which it operates jointly with Cornell University. Numerous programs serve to focus marine-related re- search and support partnerships with governmental agencies and the private sector. These include the UNH Sea Grant Pro- gram, the Center for Coastal Ocean Mapping and the Joint Hydrographic Center, the Northeast Consortium for Fisheries Research and the Coastal Response Research Center. These centers provide significant support for faculty and student research. Contact: Director, Marine Program, University of New Hampshire, 24 Colovos Rd., Durham, NH 03824-3505; 603-862-2987;; http://marine. NEW JERSEY Divers Academy International Erial, N.J. Located just outside Atlantic City, New Jersey, Divers Acade- my offers complete training for professional deep-sea diving. All facets of the industry are covered in the course. Training is eight hours per day, five days per week for 20 weeks. All work projects are designed for development of the student's ability, resourcefulness and achievement. Courses include air, mixed gas and saturation, as well as underwater cutting and welding and chamber operation. Nondestructive testing Level I certification and ROVs are also included in the pro- gram. Approved for veterans' training. Contact: Tamara M. Brown, Director, Divers Academy, 1500 Liberty Pl., Erial, NJ 08081; 800-238-3483. Monmouth University School of Science West Long Branch, N.J. Monmouth University offers a B.S. in marine and environ- mental biology and policy. The university also has an Urban Coast Institute focusing on urban coastal zone management and ocean policy issues. Contact: John Tiedemann, Assistant Dean, School of Sci- ence, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ 07764; jtiede; New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Fort Hancock, N.J. The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) is a nonprofit corporation composed of 22 public and private institutions of higher education, including Brookdale Community Col- lege, Burlington County College, The College of New Jersey, County College of Morris, Rowan University, New Jersey City University, Kean University, Marine Academy of Sci- ence and Technology, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ocean County College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rider University, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Union County College, Georgian Court College and William Pater- son University. NJSGC operates a marine laboratory at Sandy Hook, locat- ed in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Courses for credit in- clude marine biology, coastal marine geology, marine inver- tebrates, introduction to marine sciences, biology of marine fish, marine science education and independent studies. The noncredit course, scuba; most credit courses; and workshop seminars are open to the public. Credit for courses is granted through the member institutions and, while the consortium does not confer degrees, most of the member institutions of- fer degrees in marine-related fields. Educational programs for students pre-kindergarten through grade 12, family groups, scouts, 4-H and other in- formal groups and teacher training workshops are available throughout the year. These workshops last one or more days. The consortium also owns and operates a fleet of research vessels. Cooperative research programs utilizing NJSGC and member institution facilities and staff serve government agen- bama Sea Grant Consortium, 703 Beach Dr., Ocean Springs, MS 39564; 228-818-8836; fax: 228-818-8841; swanndl@; University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Miss. The University of Southern Mississippi has been given the leadership role in marine science in Mississippi by the state's Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, and it provides several avenues for study and research in this area. Opportunities exist to develop special academic programs tailored to the individual needs of the student. The Department of Biological Sciences offers a variety of courses in marine and coastal biology, leading to a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, with an emphasis in marine biology. Teaching and research fellowships are available through the department. The Department of Geology offers a B.S. in geology and, upon approval by the faculty, the requirements for field geol- ogy may be met by taking summer geology courses at marine stations. The Department of Marine Science is strategically located at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Missis- sippi, home to the world's largest population of oceanogra- phers and hydrographers. The department offers both master's and doctoral degrees in marine science, with emphasis in biological, chemical, geological or physical marine science and a master's degree in hydrographic science. The Hydro- graphic Science Research Center is the research component of the Southern Mississippi Hydrographic Science Program, providing collaborative research capabilities focused on improving navigation and charting capabilities for the U.S. Navy, commercial vessels and recreational boaters. Stipends are available to qualified students. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, is adminis- tered by the University of Southern Mississippi and maintains and operates research facilities and vessels for research in the Mississippi Sound and coastal estuaries and in the Gulf of Mexico. Courses in a variety of the marine sciences are offered at GCRL during the summer. A student's place of resi- dence is chosen by his/her academic needs and chosen field of study and research. Contact: Chair, Department of Biologi- cal Sciences, USM, Hattiesburg, MS 39407-5018; or Chair, Department of Geology, USM, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5044; or Chair, Department of Marine Sciences, USM, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529. Degrees offered: B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in biology, with empha- sis in marine biology. B.S. in geology. M.S., Ph.D. in marine science, with emphasis in biological, chemical, geological or physical marine science. NEW HAMPSHIRE Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute Lee, N.H. The Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute (AUSI) is a non- profit research institution founded in 1993 to promote ap- plications of unmanned submersible vehicles, platforms and sensors. The mission of AUSI is to investigate the basic issues related to undersea robotics systems. AUSI also functions as an independent, unbiased focal point for research, educa- tional and industrial interests with a full-time research staff, as well as technical, management and operational services that include developing and organizing research; academic and industrial partnerships to develop undersea robotic sys- tems; functioning as an information clearinghouse for tech- nology and for undersea systems-related research and indus- trial development activities; and assisting in the development of system specifications and testing requirements. The staff includes scientific, technical and engineering personnel with extensive experience in undersea systems. AUSI is associated with leading ocean science and engineering, educational, research and industrial organizations with an interest in the cooperative development of undersea technologies. AUSI maintains a freshwater test facility at Mendums Lake in Bar- rington, New Hampshire. This test facility includes a spe- cially constructed 28-foot pontoon boat, an ROV and other support boats and equipment to facilitate underwater testing of various equipment. The proximity of the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire sea coast complement the capabilities of the institute and its personnel. AUSI is cur- rently conducting programs funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. In addition, AUSI is developing cooperative agreements with other na- tional and international institutions. AUSI encourages multi- institutional cooperative programs integrating academia, industry and research, as well as others, with ocean-related If your educational institution is not listed here, please contact us at or +(703) 524-3136.

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