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Brian Sischo, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement (left), and Chancellor Woodson (back center), talk to students during the boat tour.

Apr 12, 2023

Chancellor’s Cabinet Visits CMAST

Last week, the North Carolina State University Chancellor’s Cabinet leadership team met in Carteret County.  While here, the team, along with Chancellor Randy Woodson, had the opportunity to tour the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology facilities with Director David Eggleston, as well as tour local waters on the fishing vessel Carolina Princess.  Cabinet members… 

Apr 12, 2023

Cao Selected for Goodnight Award

Jie Cao, assistant professor at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), has been named an NC State University 2022-2023 Goodnight Early Career Innovator.  The Goodnight Early Career Innovators Award program, which began in 2021 and is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, provides tenure-track assistant professors in STEM or STEM education research and innovation, with… 

CMAST from water.

Mar 28, 2023

CMAST Receives Excellent Five-Year Review

The NC State University Center for Marine Science and Technology (CMAST) recently completed its five-year external review.  CMAST virtually presented its self-study to the Research Development Office on February 1, which submitted its findings earlier this month. During the review, committee members had the opportunity to meet with the CMAST Director, Dr. David Eggleston, tour the… 

Bonehenge with Dr. Craig Harms and student

Mar 27, 2023

Natural History Class

NC State University Semester at CMAST undergraduate students recently participated in a field course titled, Natural History of Coastal NC.  The purpose of the week-long course, taught by Dr. Vicky Thayer, is to introduce students to native NC barrier island and estuarine flora and fauna.   On day one of the course, students met with Jon Altman,… 

Veterinarians, Drs. Nick Dannemiller, Lori Westmoreland, and Emily Christiansen, closely observe a monitor while performing microsurgery on the sea turtle.

Mar 26, 2023

Surgery Performed on Aquarium Sea Turtle

Three veterinarians recently performed microsurgery on a sea turtle at the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST).  The female turtle lives at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium and had some eggs that she was unable to lay on her own.  According to NC Aquariums and CMAST vet, Emily Christiansen, “We [spayed] her to… 

Feb 22, 2023

Creating Solutions for the Global Blue Economy 2023

NC State has announced that it will hold its second annual two-day workshop on Creating Solutions for a Global Blue Economy March 3 – 4 on the campus of Carteret Community College.  Workshop  participants will learn about innovation and entrepreneurship in support of the ocean-based (blue) economy, led by NC State faculty along with featured industry experts.… 

Feb 9, 2023

Summer Intern Applications Open!

The NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) is now accepting applications for summer intern programs. These programs provide great opportunities for undergraduate students to receive a paid internship while doing hands-on research with faculty and graduate students at CMAST. Each student intern will: -Design a summer research project addressing current issues in marine… 

Feb 8, 2023

2023 Semester at CMAST Cohort

The NC State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology welcomes a new group of  students to its Semester at CMAST program!  Now in its eighth year, Semester a CMAST is an academic, experiential learning experience that provides opportunities for select NC State undergraduate students to study coastal and marine sciences from CMAST in Morehead City.   … 

Dr. Craig Harms is pictured during the recovery of the right whale at the Morehead City Port

Feb 8, 2023

CMAST Scientists and Partners Respond to Right Whale Calf Mortality in Morehead City

A North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) calf was reported alive on 3 January 2023 between Radio Island and the Rachel Carson Estuarine Research Reserve at approximately 0800h. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) aerial team spotted the whale near the Morehead City Port at about 1000h and alerted K. Rittmaster (Bonehenge) who was… 

Jan 18, 2023

Dolphin Stranding on Atlantic Beach

An adult male bottlenose dolphin recently stranded on Atlantic Beach was reported to Dr. Vicky Thayer, North Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding director and NC Division of Marine Fisheries Conservation biologist, who responded with Dr. Craig Harms, Professor, NC State Department of Clinical Sciences/College of Veterinary Medicine at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), and…