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Page 80 of 115 SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2018 81 oped to provide a formal curriculum in the marine sciences, including supervised research, to undergraduates at member institutions. Such institutions are liberal arts colleges or uni- versities attended by students who are preparing for careers in the marine sciences or who have a strong liberal arts in- terest in the oceans, but for whom no specialized programs in marine sciences are available. MSEC students have access to the Duke Marine Lab's fall semester, spring semester and two five-week summer terms. The master of environmental management (MEM) degree trains students to understand the scientific basis of envi- ronmental problems, as well as the social, political and economic factors that determine effective policy options. Students opting for an MEM degree in coastal environmen- tal management spend the first year in Durham fulfilling required course work; the second year is typically spent at the Marine Lab, where further course work and a master's project are completed. The Ph.D. degree is offered through the Duke Graduate School via the Division of Marine Science and Conserva- tion, the University Program in Ecology, or the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program. Approxi- mately five Ph.D. candidates are accepted each year. An academic master of arts or master of science is granted only under very special circumstances. Faculty at the Duke Marine Lab are in the Division of Ma- rine Science and Conservation and are engaged in research, education and service to understand marine systems, in- cluding the human component, and to develop approaches for marine conservation and restoration. Resident faculty represent the disciplines of biological and physical ocean- ography, marine micro-organisms, marine biology and con- servation, marine environmental health, marine biotechnol- ogy, and marine policy and management. Study organisms include whales, dolphins and porpoises, sea turtles, blue crabs and animals living in deep-sea hydrothermal vents and seeps. The location of the Duke Marine Lab provides easy access to marine habitats, including coastal settings with contrast- ing degrees of development. The Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve and the undeveloped Outer Banks stretch to the east of Pivers Island; to the west is Bogue Banks, a spit of developed land. The shallow waters of the Pamlico, Albemarle, Bogue and other sounds are rich with estuarine life and fringed by expansive salt marshes, and the Gulf Stream flows near shore. Contact: Degrees offered: academic programs offered at the Ma- rine Lab support undergraduate, professional master's and doctoral degrees. East Carolina University Greenville, N.C. A program to provide undergraduate students with a minor in coastal and marine studies is offered. The program in- volves multidisciplinary introductory and capstone courses in coastal and marine sciences, plus advanced courses are offered by participating academic departments. Faculty from the departments of anthropology, biology, economics, geog- raphy, geology, history, physics, political science and sociol- ogy are active in the program. Opportunities for graduate research in marine science are also available. A master's degree is offered by all departments active in coastal and marine studies. Contact: Dr. John C. Whitehead, Depart- ment of Economics, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; Degrees offered: B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S. North Carolina State University Raleigh, N.C. The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is located within the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. It includes faculty in the areas of marine sciences, Earth sciences and atmospheric sciences. The total faculty is composed of 33 members. The department is housed on the main campus and includes modern, well-equipped laborato- ries in chemical, geological and physical oceanography; ma- rine biology; geophysics; geochemistry; paleontology; and a variety of teaching laboratories. The department has access to research facilities at three coastal regions in North Carolina. The university is a member of the consortium that operates the 131-foot research vessel Cape Hatteras. Bachelor's, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in the Earth, atmospheric and marine sciences. The subdisciplines in the marine sciences, in which graduate degrees are offered, are biological, physical, geological and chemical oceanography. The members of the faculty, particularly those in the ma- rine sciences area, are extremely active in a variety of re- search projects, and assistantships are available both through sponsored research and some departmental assistantships. Contact: Graduate Administrator, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, P.O. Box 8208, Raleigh, NC 27695-8208; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, N.C. Programs of study and research leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered through the Department of Marine Sci- ences. A limited number of fellowships and assistantships are available. Emphasis is placed on consideration of the marine environment as a system. Students may specialize in marine biology/ecology, marine chemistry, marine geology or physical oceanography. A broad range of coursework is of- women for careers as officers in the U.S. Merchant Marines. The four-year undergraduate program of study and practical experience leads to a B.S. degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license as a third mate or third assistant engineer and a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Two professional cur- ricula are offered by the Department of Marine Transporta- tion (deck officers) and three are offered by the Department of Marine Engineering (engineering officers). The Marine En- gineering Systems program offers a professional engineers' license. Midshipmen participate in exercises and conduct re- search aboard one of the academy's training vessels. During the sea-year period, midshipmen may elect to serve aboard oceanographic research vessels as part of the shipboard training experience. Contact: Director of Admissions, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY 11024-1699; 516-773-5391; toll-free 866-546-4778; fax: 516-773-5390;; Webb Institute Glen Cove, N.Y. The institute provides basic engineering education in na- val architecture and marine engineering, considered to be important disciplines included in the broad field of ocean engineering. All facilities are directed to basic educational aims. A limited program of sponsored research is conducted. Special facilities include a model basin, flow channel and a marine engineering laboratory, which includes operating components of common marine machinery. All students receive a full-tuition scholarship. Contact: William G. Mur- ray, Director of Admissions, Webb Institute, Glen Cove, NY 11542-1398. Degrees offered: B.S. in naval architecture and marine en- gineering. NORTH CAROLINA Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, N.C. Cape Fear Community College offers programs relating to scientific support training for marine occupations. Marine technology prepares students for employment as technicians in the marine science community through classroom partici- pation and practical application. Training in a wide range of shipboard observations and measurement techniques is ac- complished aboard various research vessels, including the institute's own ocean-going vessel, RV Cape Hatteras. All students spend a minimum of 32 days at sea during their two years in the program. Additional periods are spent off campus conducting marine projects relating to estuaries, bays and marshes of the area. In addition to the 135-foot RV Cape Hat- teras, the school also operates a 53-foot estuarine research vessel RV Martech I and has a variety of smaller crafts on the Cape Fear River. The college has its own dock, chemical and biological laboratories, net loft, fishing gear shop, electrical lab, welding shop, woodworking shop and oceanographic equipment repair and calibration facility. The college is ap- proved by the state's Department of Community Colleges to conduct cooperative education programs with sponsoring marine agencies. Credits are often transferable to four-year institutions offering related degrees. One-year trade programs are offered in wooden boat building and boat manufacture and service. Contact: Jason Rogers, Chairman, Marine Tech- nology, Cape Fear Community College, 411 North Front St., Wilmington, NC 28401-3993; 910-362-7403; fax: 910-362- 7152;; Degrees offered: A.A.S. in marine technology. Diploma and certificate in wooden boat building. Diploma in boat manufacture and service. Duke University Marine Laboratory Nicholas School of the Environment Beaufort, N.C. The Duke University Marine Laboratory is a facility of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and is located in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, 180 miles southeast of the Durham campus. It operates as a year-round campus with dormitory, dining, classroom, audi- torium, library, seawater, boat and administrative facilities. Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, professional master's, post-graduate and doctoral students are all welcome to en- roll in classes at the Duke Marine Lab during fall and spring semesters and summer terms. The Duke Marine Lab offers undergraduate residential courses in fall and spring semesters and in two summer terms. Enrollment is open to all qualified Duke and non- Duke students. Small class sizes and an island setting fa- cilitate rewarding student-faculty interactions. Undergradu- ate students have the opportunity to work on independent research projects and to participate in various co-curricular activities to enhance their academic experience. Duke un- dergraduates can earn a certificate in marine science and conservation leadership. During the summer, various schol- arships are available to all undergraduates, and the Duke Marine Lab is an NSF Research Experience for Undergradu- ates site. The Duke Marine Lab has formal agreements with 36 undergraduate institutions that are members of the Marine Sciences Education Consortium (MSEC). MSEC was devel- State University of New York Marine Sciences Research Center Stony Brook, N.Y. The Marine Sciences Research Center offers a B.S. degree in atmospheric and oceanic sciences and offers undergraduates a number of opportunities to experience oceanography, in- cluding a minor in marine sciences. At the graduate level, programs are offered leading to certificates, M.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees. A one-year program leading to an advanced graduate certificate in oceanic sciences is also available. The M.S. in marine environmental sciences is an interdis- ciplinary, problem-oriented program designed to prepare students for careers in coastal oceanography or environmen- tal management. The program covers complex relationships among biological, physical, chemical, geological, oceano- graphic, meteorological, atmospheric, social, legal, political and economic factors. Instruction consists of conventional courses, case studies, fieldwork and preparation of a thesis. The Ph.D. program is designed to prepare students to effec- tively formulate and attack oceanographic and atmospheric problems on basic, applied or theoretical levels. Students emphasize their own interests in the biological, chemical, geological, physical or management aspects of the coastal zone and, at the same time, learn to integrate all disciplines. The center's Waste Reduction and Management Institute, in collaboration with the School of Continuing Education, offers an 18-credit graduate certificate program in waste manage- ment. The program qualifies people confronting complex and controversial waste issues with the educational background to make informed decisions. The program should appeal to those who consider access to current expertise in waste management essential to working in professional careers or public service activities. The center has other institutes that provide students with an array of opportunities for research and outreach. These are: the Living Marine Resources Insti- tute, the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, the Institute for Urban Ports and Harbors, the Long Island Groundwater Research Institute and the Coastal Ocean Ac- tion Strategies Institute. The center's facilities include a cluster of five buildings on the university's south campus with well-equipped mod- ern laboratories, a computing center, the Marine and Atmo- spheric Information Center, a salt marsh preserve and coastal laboratory with a continuous seawater system and a fleet of research vessels. The campus is also home to offices of the New York Sea Grant Institute and the New York State Depart- ment of Environmental Conservation's Division of Marine Re- sources. Contact: Associate Dean for Education, Marine Sci- ences Research Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000. State University of New York Maritime College Throggs Neck, N.Y. The college prepares young men and women to become li- censed officers for the American Merchant Marine while they earn their bachelors' degree. Graduates pursue career op- tions in industry, government service or professions ashore; at sea as civilian officers in research ships and merchant ships; and as officers in the military. Cadets preparing for the deck license may major in engineering, business administration/ marine transportation, marine environmental science, me- teorology and oceanography, or naval architecture. Cadets preparing for engineering officers' licenses may earn a B.E. degree in marine engineering or naval architecture or a B.S. in facilities engineering. Graduates of the college are also eligible for commission as officers in the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marine Corps and Commissioned Corps of NOAA. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force ROTC are avail- able. Integral parts of the Maritime College program are the annual summer sea terms aboard the 565-foot training ship Empire State, through which cadets obtain practical experi- ence and obtain the necessary qualifying sea time to sit for the Merchant Marine license. Maritime College cadets who are U.S. citizens and physically qualified for the Merchant Marine officer's license are eligible for consideration for a federal incentive payment of $3,000 per year. Students from Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia pay the New York state tuition rate. Students from other states participating in the Merchant Marine Reserve/Student Incen- tive Payment program also pay the New York state tuition rate. Maritime College also offers an M.S. degree program in transportation management. Contact: SUNY Maritime College, 6 Pennyfield Ave., Fort Schuyler, Throggs Neck, NY 10465; 718-409-7220; fax: 718-409-7465; admissions@su Degrees offered: A.A.S., B.S., B.E., M.S. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, N.Y. One of five federal academies, the Merchant Marine Acad- emy has marine facilities including shops, laboratories and small training craft on Long Island Sound. Midshipmen gain the bulk of their seagoing experience aboard oceangoing merchant vessels. The academy educates young men and

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