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Category: Biology

STEM teachers going to teach in Passaic

City of Passaic Recruits Three Graduating Seniors to Teach in their District

Steven Herrera, Valeria Montoya, and Lauren Shahine have a lot in common: the three are graduating this spring as STEM teachers, and they are all off to teach in the City of Passaic.

Emma Akuffo

Emma Akuffo intends to make the world a healthier place

The biology and child advocacy and policy major has already started a non profit and is heading to Harvard to continue her education.

Spartina Marsh in the Barnegat Bay

University receives portion of $10 million in funding for Barnegat Bay improvements

The NJDEP designated $300,000 to the University for restoration and enhancement of submerged aquatic vegetation in the bay.

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Professor provides insight into a jellyfish displaced by Hurricane Florence

Dr. Paul Bologna talks about the Blue Button jellyfish indigenous to southern waters.

Dr. Bologna speaking with CBS regarding the clinging jellyfish in NJ.

Officials Issue Warning For Clinging Jellyfish In New Jersey

CBS features Dr. Paul Bologna, Director of the Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences Program, as the clinging jellyfish issue continues in NJ waters.

Erika Bernal Presenting at the 47th Benthic Ecology Meeting

Marine Biology Master’s student awarded Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

Erika Bernal was awarded her fellowship to further her research on microplastics and oyster filtering.

Mario M. Casabona Future Scientists Program Student Participants and Mentors

Future Scientists Program brings out the best in our students

Students from throughout CSAM took to the stage to wow both judges and guests with their research.

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Marine Biology Master’s student takes flight researching with drones

Lauren O’Neil and Dr. Amy Ferdinand are conducting a study at a pond located in Byram Township in Sussex County, where Lauren is studying the biology of a species of freshwater clam.

Dr. John Smallwood with an American Kestrel

John Smallwood, Biology, Elected American Ornithological Society Fellow

The American Ornithological Society (AOS), the most prestigious professional society in the discipline, chooses Fellows based on their exceptional and sustained contributions to ornithology.

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Helping STEM Pioneers Succeed

An interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Dirk Vanderklein (Biology) and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Education Dept. seek to help first generation students succeed in STEM majors. Others on the project include Nina Goodey (Chemistry), Joshua Galster (EAES) and Julie Dalley (Research Academy for University Learning)

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Darwin Day Celebration

Funded by Madelon Wehner, students presented posters of their research and the day concluded with a lecture given by Eric Wieschaus, Nobel Laureate.

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The ASBMB Student Chapters welcome Quinn Vega as its new chairman

The ASBMB Student Chapters is devoted to building a national network of undergraduate students and faculty members for the advancement of research, education and science outreach.