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  • Academics: Science Department
    Government Curriculum by Year Department Scholarship Management Department Management Curriculum by Year Capstone Projects Internships Department Scholarship Mathematics Department Operations Research and Computer Analysis Curriculum by Year Capstone Projects Internships Department Scholarship Science Department Marine and Environmental Sciences Curriculum by Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Science Department The Science Department consists of three sections and offers a major in Marine and Environmental Sciences Chemistry Marine Science Physics In both introductory and advanced courses faculty and cadets are involved in a wide range of projects that deal with interesting and important environmental issues Some examples are studies

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  • Academics: Marine and Environmental Sciences
    Capstone Projects Internships Department Scholarship Science Department Marine and Environmental Sciences Curriculum by Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports SOCIAL MEDIA U S Coast Guard Academy Department of Science USCGA Department of Science Facebook Page U S Coast Guard Academy Scuba USCGA Scuba Facebook Page Marine and Environmental Sciences The Marine and Environmental Sciences MES major stresses understanding of the complex relationships between humans and the land oceans and atmosphere Importantly this program is not simply marine biology Rather MES provides a technical multi disciplinary education closely aligned with Coast Guard missions by integrating oceanography chemistry biology

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  • Academics: Marine and Environmental Science Curriculum by Year
    Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Marine and Environmental Sciences Curriculum by Year This is a sample plan of study for a Marine and Environmental Sciences MES Major MES majors specialize in two of three major area electives Biological or Chemical Environmental Science or Physical Oceanography Each area includes three courses with hands on labs FOURTH CLASS YEAR Freshman FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Fourth Class Academic Orientation Prog Statics Engineering Design English Comp Speech History of the U S Calculus I Physiology of Fitness I Swimming I Chemistry 1 Intro to Literature Macroeconomic Prin Calculus II Personal Defense I Physiology of Fitness II Chemistry II Nautical Science I THIRD CLASS YEAR Sophomore FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Multivariable Calc CPR Professional Rescuer Marine Biology Meterology

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  • Academics: Marine and Environmental Sciences Introductory Courses
    by Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Marine and Environmental Sciences Introductory Courses Classes in the Marine and Environmental Science major begin in your 3 c sophomore year Four major specific courses are taken that year Marine Biology In this course cadets study the marine biosphere particularly food chains and basic productivity and the adaptations of the marine habitat throughout both the plant and animal kingdoms It includes detailed laboratory examinations of specific life forms Format Class Laboratory Typicaly taken Fall 3 c year Marine Geology This course introduces physical geology in the marine realm covering such topics as minerals and rocks plate tectonics glaciers polar regions marine sediments morphology evolution of the coastal regions and ocean basins hydrothermal vents coral reefs Labs include field trips focusing on mineral and rock identification map interpretation and sediment sampling and analysis Format Class Laboratory Typicaly taken Spring 3 c year Meteorology In this course cadets analyze and predict weather systems studying atmospheric fluid dynamics atmospheric structure radiative balances and other factors that influence weather like pressure and the earth s rotation and topics like hurricanes regional climatology and storm development Laboratory work emphasizes weather data collection regional forecasting using

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  • Academics: Marine and Environmental Sciences Specializations
    by Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Marine and Environmental Sciences Specializations Beginning in your 2 c junior year and continuing through the first semester of your 1 c senior year MES majors specialize in two of the following three Major Area Electives Each area consists of a three course sequence and hands on laboratory experiences Biological Environmental Science In this area cadets explore the relationship of organisms and their environment human impact on ecological systems biology and management of marine fisheries The three courses in this specialization are Biological and Chemical Oceanography Fisheries Biology Marine Pollution

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  • Academics: Marine and Environmental Capstone Course
    Analysis Curriculum by Year Capstone Projects Internships Department Scholarship Science Department Marine and Environmental Sciences Curriculum by Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Marine and Environmental Capstone Course In their final semester each MES major takes the following capstone course Petroleum and Oil Spill Science A broad and thorough study of the petroleum production technology and also oil spill science Topics will include petroleum exploration production and shipping systems The composition of crude oil and petroleum products will be studied as will a basic description of measurement techniques for studying crude oil distilled petroleum products and oil

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  • Academics: Marine and Environmental Sciences Independent Research
    CCD imaging spectroscopy and photometry of targets Currently conducting a beta test project for meteor detection and analysis Astrophysics Research Work with Professor Allen on solar or planetary research Students can work with real data from a host of satellites and ground based observatories and or do theoretical modeling Topics include the sun s magnetic field and its associated explosive events such as flares and coronal mass ejections and their effect on Earth space weather the heating and acceleration of the solar wind and the formation and shear of turbulent zonal winds in the gaseous outer planets Conservation and Management of Aquatic Species Work with Professor Mrakovcich on conservation and management of marine species Topics vary and may include aquaculture by catch environmental impacts of fishing sustainable seafood consumption fishing vessel safety fisheries law enforcement adaptive co management and ecosystem management Diabetes Research Work with Professor Gray to discover how insulin secreting beta cells of the pancreas defend themselves against toxic compounds Use biochemical techniques such as Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR and enzymatic assays to discover how beta cells function Drug Lead Design and Synthesis Join CDR Brown with doing research to develop treatments for understudied diseases in third world countries Through the use of In Silico screening techniques you will identify possible lead compounds and synthesize them for biological testing to determine their usefulness for future development Fisheries Law Enforcement Techniques Work with LT Verlinden and collaborators at NOAA and CG District One Enforcement to develop an automated method of identifying fishing vessels violating fisheries laws using GIS Food Web Research Work with Professor Wainright measuring isotope ratios of various plants and animals to discover their trophic level and their habitat Geospatial Sciences Research Work with LT Verlinden on research in Geospatial Sciences Current collaborations include work with Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California Santa Cruz Cascadia Research NOAA the CG R D center CG International Ice Patrol IIP CG Intel Coordination Center ICC Sector Long Island Sound CG District One Enforcement and a variety of others Projects can be of the students own design or they can pick from a list of existing projects including everything from tracking dolphins and designing oil spill response plans for CG units to analyzing law enforcement and search and rescue data for CG operational and intelligence units Any project with a spatial component is fair game Mustard Gas Research Work with Professor Gray uncovering the toxic mechanisms of mustard gas and other vesicant compounds on lung cells Learn how to develop biochemical assays to screen for potential drugs to treat mustard gas injury New Reaction Development CDR Brown is searching for greener chemical reactions which will allow for more efficient chemical synthetic schemes Be part of the team that develops these new reactions allowing us to selectively engineer chemical compounds on the molecular level Ocean Acoustics Work with LT Verlinden and collaborators at the Office of Naval Research and Scripps Institution of Oceanography on research related to ocean acoustics Potential research

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  • Academics: Science Lecture Series
    Year Department Scholarship Management Department Management Curriculum by Year Capstone Projects Internships Department Scholarship Mathematics Department Operations Research and Computer Analysis Curriculum by Year Capstone Projects Internships Department Scholarship Science Department Marine and Environmental Sciences Curriculum by Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Saul Krasner Memorial Science Lecture Series The Saul Krasner Memorial Science Lecture Series features prominent speakers in physics marine biology chemistry and the general sciences four to five times per semester Seminars are intended for a diverse audience The series is generously sponsored by the Robert T Alexander Trust and is open to the

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