Visiting dignitaries outside the new Stony Brook Southampton Marine Sciences Center
Visiting dignitaries outside the new Stony Brook Southampton Marine Sciences Center

Stony Brook Southampton held a grand opening for its new 15,000-square-foot Marine Sciences Center Friday morning, where about 100 undergraduate and graduate marine science students have been studying since the beginning of the fall semester.

The center was made possible by $6.9 million in New York State funds through the advocacy of State Senator Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele, and $1.4 million from Stony Brook University.

The new two-story center enables the school’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences to offer more classes in marine mammals, ichthyology, physical oceanography and other in-depth subjects.

SoMAS is currently ranked sixth in the United States among marine and atmospheric sciences graduate programs, according to the National Research Council.
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Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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