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  • NCSU Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    Cadena MEAS doctoral student has discovered an ancient giant turtle fossil Carbonemys cofrinii meaning coal turtle It is part of a group of side necked turtles known as pelomedusoides Joseph Taylor a junior in MEAS was chosen to receive a certificate in recognition of superior achievements in scientific research from Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Society that honors excellence in scientific investigation in all fields of science and engineering Taylor presented a poster on his research of predicting observed soil moisture using statistical modeling The purpose of his study was to evaluate the accuracy of a soil moisture estimation technique to assist with quality control of ECONet data as well as the prediction of missing data 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Prediction stats NCSU are available online here News Release Alternative Energy System Provides Power at NC State Marine Aquaculture Research Center Congratulations to Christine Epps for winning the PAMS Awards for Excellence Both she and Wenxia Megan Zheng were nominated for an award Christine for SPA Megan for EPA Congratulations to them both for representing MEAS so well New Video Highlights Need for Geoscientists http beageo com Dr Fredrick Semazzi is a recipient of the 2nd Annual Outstanding Global Engagement Award The winners of the award will give a few brief remarks at the 2nd Annual Global Engagement Exposition on Wednesday April 11 2012 from 11 00 am 2 00 pm at the NC State University Club Congratulations Dr Semazzi Graduate student Yizhen Li is the recipient of the 2012 Tobias Williams Award in Marine Science This award recognizes outstanding work in Marine Sciences Congratulations to Alison Moyer PHD student in MEAS Earth Sciences who has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship During the tenure of her fellowship Alison will apply her multidisciplinary background to address the role

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  • NCSU: MEAS Department: About the Department
    geoscience issues facing North Carolina and the world including hurricanes floods climate change water and air pollution coastal erosion the sustainability of fisheries environmental cycles of critical elements e g carbon and nitrogen and the history of life itself There is an urgent need for an informed citizenry and competent leaders to make sound choices concerning many of these issues MEAS graduates are well prepared to apply geoscience knowledge to important problems with societal economic environmental and scientific relevance in a variety of professional career paths in the atmospheric sciences oceanography and Earth sciences Programs The three main program areas of our department are Atmospheric Sciences Weather Prediction Air Quality and Climate Modeling Physical Meteorology Air Sea Land interactions and Storm Scale Modeling Marine Science oceanography monitoring and modeling of the ocean circulation and its effect on marine life and Geology hydrology surface processes tectonics petrology and paleontology click here to go to program descriptions Collaborative research with faculty in the colleges of engineering natural resources veterinary medicine and agriculture as well as the departments of mathematics physics and chemistry extends the possibilities of graduate research JORDAN HALL JORDAN ADDITION Facilities The department is based in Jordan Hall on the main campus of North Carolina State University A 30 000 square foot addition to Jordan Hall was completed in 2007 called Jordan Addition In addition to the State Climate Office located in Research III the department also occupies space in the Varsity Research formerly Flex Building and on the coast at our CMAST facility at Morehead City North Carolina RESEARCH III CMAST Setting North Carolina State University has an enrollment of approximately 29 000 students and offers degrees in 87 undergraduate fields 72 Masters and 45 doctoral degree programs The campus is located in the city of Raleigh the State Capital Duke University in Durham and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are within commuting distance There are over 100 000 college students attending the many colleges and Universities in the area with a consequent array of student oriented activities The Research Triangle Park located between the three major universities is the largest research park in the nation with a vast array of high tech industry North Carolina State University Centennial Campus TOP Outreach Many of our research projects involve applied research on locally important issues including weather climate water quality water supplies coastal erosion fishery development and education As a consequence there is extensive outreach activity within the department providing much opportunity for public service MarECo Marine Ecology and Conservation High School Students and the Blue Crab Educational outreach program to enhance scientific literacy and involve teachers and students to have traditionally been underrepresented in hands on research opportunities through integration into a field research project on ecology of the blue crab of North Carolina This project began in 1996 provided employment and hands on field research experiences for high school students and teachers as well as undergraduate and graduate students and provides to coastal county high

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  • NCSU: MEAS Department: Outreach Programs
    within the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Links National Ocean Sciences Bowl NOSB on Facebook Disseminating Expertise to the Public Advising the Public Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences responds to telephone and in person inquiries concerning issues limited only by the imagination For example by contacting Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Outreach personnel the general public can ask about saltwater aquarium set up the identity of marine organisms or minerals found during vacations natural phenomena such as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes and computing capabilities of the FOAMv facility Advising State of North Carolina Agencies Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences has advised state agencies on a number of topics including air quality in the Southern Appalachian Mountains evaluation of waste disposal sites evaluation of groundwater contamination sites management plans for fisheries species sampling design and protocol for fishery dependent and independent surveys and statistical data analysis and modeling Faculty members have conducted training workshops for groundwater contamination regulators with the Department of Environmental Health Natural Resources Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences faculty members or graduate students have given assistance to the N C Department of Environmental Health Natural Resources N C Department of Marine Fisheries N C Fisheries Moratorium Steering Committee N C Department of Agriculture N C Geological Service N C Supercomputer Center N C Ocean Task Force N C Sand Resources Task Force N C Division of Coastal Management N C Division of Transportation and N C General Assembly Advising Federal Agencies Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences has covered such issues as forecasts of flooding in coastal North Carolina data collection and analysis of severe thunderstorms and tornados weather prediction demonstrations carbon flux on the N C slope carbon cycling in coastal sediments management plans for fisheries species in the South Atlantic Bight and Caribbean and strategic long

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  • NCSU: MEAS: Faculty:Administrative
    Phone Email Directory Administrative People Administrative Dept Calendar MEAS Task Table Review Schedule PAMS Budget Principles 2012 2013 Department Committees Frequently Used Forms HR Forms Employee Self Serve Announcement Bi weekly Timesheets Cash Reimbursement Form Travel Reimbursement Form Travel Authorization

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  • NCSU: MEAS Department: Student Information
    Forums New Courses Graduate Opportunities Student Awards Fellowships Select a Topic Prospective Undergraduate Students Prospective Graduate Students Current Undergraduate Students Current Graduate Students Prospective Undergraduate Students Information on MEAS undergraduate studies transfer student information contact information Prospective Graduate Students Disciplines application information and graduate faculty Current Undergraduate Students Curricula online courses NCSU registration information MEAS Clubs Current Graduate Students Courses offerings NCSU registration information Graduate Student Association For information on

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  • NCSU: MEAS: Prospective Undergraduate Students
    interdisciplinary environmental sciences departments in the nation s universities MEAS boasts all faculty instruction Bachelor of Science Programs Marine Sciences Earth Sciences Atmospheric Sciences Bachelor of Arts Program geology Undergraduate Minor Programs geology meteorology Applying to Our Programs At the Admission website you can find the online application as well as information about admission requirements student life and financial aid The PAMS Enrollment Office is a useful resource as you

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  • NCSU: MEAS: Prospective Graduate Students
    Atmospheric Sciences offers entering graduate students the opportunity participating in one of a wide range of challenging research projects with faculty on the leading edge of research in their areas With a graduate student to faculty ratio of 3 5 to 1 students can expect individual attention Significant levels of student support are available in the form of research and teaching assistantships 90 of this year s 30 new graduate

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  • NCSU: MEAS: Current Undergraduate Students
    Society Graduate Handbook Support Application Information Current Students Undergraduate Courses Clubs Advising Tips Career Information Internships Graduate Courses Graduate Handbook Support Student Information Current Undergraduate Students Degree Programs BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MARINE SCIENCES Biological Oceanography concentration Chemistry concentration Geology concentration Meteorology concentration Physics concentration BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NATURAL RESOURCES Marine and coastal resources concentration BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGY BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GEOLOGY Environmental Concentration BACHELOR OF

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