Fall 2022 Issue


Get all the latest news on everything NAMS.  

September 2021- August 2022


Program Gives High School Students In-Person STEM Lab Time

πŸ§ͺ Tasmia Haque and Sadia Rahman, rising seniors at Egg Harbor Township High School, and Noor Elmasri, a rising senior at Atlantic City High School, were selected for the program, which provides research opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

Stockton to Monitor New Mill Creek Oyster Reef πŸ¦ͺ

Christine Thompson, assistant associate professor of Marine Science, and students will track the growth and survivorship of the oysters and how they improve water quality. The oysters were planted by Dale Parsons, a fifth-generation oyster farmer of Parsons Seafood in Tuckerton.

🌊 Student Research Connects Rising Seas with Flood Severity

Rachel Fisher, a senior Sustainability Program major at Stockton University, researched connections between rising sea levels and flooding along the New Jersey coast. Fisher pulled together relevant points from existing research as well as reviewed long-term data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tidal gauges in Atlantic City and Cape May to document sea level rise.

Stockton Names New Deans for Two Schools

πŸ“’Amanda Norvellwill head the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Stockton Student Teacher Earns State Recognition

πŸ†Jalynn Pagano '22 was one of 15 student teachers selected as New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern of the Year.

πŸ“° In the News: The Press of Atlantic City, Patch.com

Ocean Wind I Expands Partnership with Stockton

New Jersey's first offshore wind farm project, Ocean Wind 1, announces expanded partnership with Stockton that supports the project's monitoring and mitigation efforts related to the North Atlantic Right Whale and other marine wildlife.🐳

πŸ“° In the News: New Jersey Business Magazine, NJBIZ.com, The Press of Atlantic City

πŸ›₯️ Family of the late Marine Science Professor Rudy G. Arndt Donate Boat 

The R/V Rudy G. Arndt, a shallow draft research vessel, was formally dedicated in a ceremony at Breeze’s Dock Bar & Grill on May 24, 2022.

Retiring Faculty Member Matthew Landau Gets the Last Word

Matthew Landau gave a 15-minute "Last Lecture" in the Campus Center.

Stockton gets $500,000 STEM Grant πŸ’΅

Stockton will receive money from the federal government to support its coastal resiliency and management programs and provide STEM educational and career opportunities for middle- and high school students in South Jersey.

πŸ… Tomato Research Project Also Feeds the Homeless

Stockton University student Courtney Weber and Professor Joseph Trout are using weather data and Stockton Sustainable Farm to study the best variety of tomatoes to grow in urban gardens. Their results also produced a crop that was turned into 25 homemade casseroles for Saint John's Hospice in Philadelphia.

πŸ“° In the News: Downbeach.com, Bronx News 12, Philly Voice

πŸ‘‰ In Case You Missed It…

Gordan Grguric is honoring his father and sharing his love of fishing through a newly endowed $200,000 Silba Distinguished Scholarship, which will subsidize students who are doing research in marine science. The scholarship will award two $3,500 grants per year.

πŸ“° In the News: Press of Atlantic City, Downbeach.com, The Galloway Patch, Shore Local






U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Funds for Two Geology Students' Field Trip

Dr. Jeffrey Webber and students Steven Tapanes and Allison Reid spent about a month in a remote wilderness classroom in a real-life research project to create a geologic map of a region in the Flint Creek mountain range.

Second USDA Grant to Build Maple Syrup Industry in South Jersey 

In November 2021, the project was awarded a second grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for nearly $500,000 over three years to begin building a maple syrup 🍁πŸ₯ž industry in South Jersey.

Second Largest NIH Grant in Stockton's History!

Dr. Michael Law '00 was awarded a $375,629 NIH grant. It is an opportunity for Stockton’s undergraduate students to conduct research in a real-life laboratory setting while also being paid for their experience. 

➑️ Over 350 Attend Cannabis Career Fair and Business Expo

Vendors representing all aspects of New Jersey’s developing cannabis industry offered advice, internship opportunities and some job offerings at the Cannabis Career Fair and Business Expo at Stockton University Nov. 17, 2021.

Atlantic White Cedar to Make a Comeback on Campus

🌱Trays of cedar seedlings grown by Pinelands Nursery and donated by New Jersey Audubon filled the bed of a pick-up truck parked along Vera King Farris Drive. Drs. Olson and Caccamesi helped to get the seedlings off the truck and into the ground. 

Middle Schoolers Learn Fishing 🎣 for the Future

Dr. Adam Aguiar and students in his Ecology and Saltwater Fishing class taught students how to tie knots and cast a fishing rod.

Stockton University supports Coastal Resilency Institute and Marine Science Center(CRI/MSC) 🏫🚒

The Institute will be located in the Absecon Inlet, Gardner's Basin area, in Atlantic City.

πŸŽ“πŸŽ“Two-time NAMS graduate and animal care specialist Melissa Laurino '15 / M.S. '18 was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer discussing her dream job watching the dolphins 🐬 off of Cape May.

🐒 A Record Rescue

The Diamondback terrapin "head start" program at Stockton University's vivarium made headlines internationally and caught the attention of Jimmy Fallon, who mentioned the terrapins on the Tonight Show. ✨

πŸ‘€ Assistant professor of marine science Christine Thompson spotted a dorsal fin followed by a tail finswaying side to side while conducting field work from a research vessel.



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