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Dec 10, 2014

The Science House @ CMAST: Outreach Takes a Leap Forward!

Education outreach is alive, well, and moving forward at CMAST this year. CMAST now houses an outreach office of NC State’s College of Sciences, The Science House @ CMAST, headed up by Dr. Pat Curley. Their mission is to work in partnership with K-12 teachers and students to promote the use and impact of hands-on, inquiry-based… 

Dec 10, 2014

CMAST’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility: Our Newest Attraction

CMAST’s new Marine Magnetic Resonance Facility (MMRF) went online in July 2014, allowing marine scientists to study marine life on a whole new level. According to the project director, Dr. Michael Stoskopf, “The applications for the magnet are limited only by our imagination and the size of the animal we can fit inside the machine.”… 

Dec 8, 2014

CMAST Explores the Deepest of the Deep

Scientists plunged more than 6,500 feet in the submarine Alvin to investigate the underwater communities that thrive among methane gas bubbles and seeping hydrogen sulfide in the Gulf of Mexico. Activated floodlights revealed the mysterious creatures living in one of the most extreme environments on Earth-cold seeps. As scientists peered through a tiny porthole to… 

Dec 4, 2014

Stranding Team Responds to Bottlenose Dolphin Stranding on Ocracoke

The DMF/CMAST stranding team responded to the stranding of a bottlenose dolphin early Monday morning. The team, led by Dr. Vicky Thayer of NC DMF/CMAST, took the 7 am ferry to Ocracoke to meet Cape Hatteras National Park Service biologists Paul Doshkov, James Yrigoyen, and William Thompson at the stranding site. Dr. Thayer was accompanied… 

Dec 1, 2014

Boat Donation Increases the Fleet

The CMAST facility and its programs are very grateful to Dr. Rick Weisler of Raleigh, NC for the donation of a 26-ft. Regulator center console boat. This boat will facilitate CMAST research programs offshore, such as scuba-diving support for research (including instrument deployment and retrieval), tag-recapture of mobile animals, and behavioral observations of animals. 

Nov 21, 2014

Dr. Pat Curley, Director of The Science House @ CMAST, named Outstanding Veteran of the Year

Each year, the city of Jacksonville North Carolina seeks nominations from local veterans groups to recognize the area’s “outstanding veteran of the year.” Those nominated, and selected, receive a Veteran of the Year certificate and an “outstanding citizen” pin from the Jacksonville city council. This year, one of those recognized was Dr. Pat Curley, Program… 

Nov 21, 2014

The Science House @ CMAST Kicks off a Fabulous Winter

The Science House @ CMAST is rounding out 2014 with activities and plans for the coming year. Science House Director Dr. Pat Curley has been elected as the Eastern Section Chair for the Environmental Educators of North Carolina, the State’s professional organization for formal and informal educators. As the Eastern Section Chair, he will represent the… 

Aug 7, 2014

Area Teachers Attend Coastal Connections Summer Session

Sixteen teachers spent the last two weeks participating in a intense summer professional development program as part of a Math and Science Partnership Grant titled: Coastal Connections. The Science House at CMAST is directing this grant which partners with public and private schools from Craven, Carteret, Jones and Onslow County School systems to help teachers… 

Aug 7, 2014

2014 CMAST Summer Fellows Give Presentations

On August 1st, the 2014 CMAST Summer Fellows gave their final presentations to an enthusiastic audience. There were three Fellows this year who worked on a trio of interesting projects. The CMAST Summer Fellows Program is a program for undergraduate students; in collaboration with a faculty advisor that matches their interests, each student: 1) identifies an independent study project… 

Jun 23, 2014

CMAST’s Heather Broadhurst Receives Award

In a ceremony on the NCSU main campus in Raleigh on Monday, CMAST’s Heather Broadhurst was awarded the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Sarah Joyner Memorial Staff Excellence Award. Heather began working as a technician for the Department of Clinical Sciences supporting the CVM’s research, field services practice and teaching at the NCSU…