Students from Innovation Lab @Ross were invited to attend the grand opening of the new Stony Brook Marine Sciences Center at Southampton on September 27. Accompanied by Innovation Lab Director Dr. David Morgan, a small group of students toured the facility, which features a computerized, state-of-the-art, 2,500-square-foot indoor seawater lab; 2,400 square feet of outdoor wet lab space, teaching labs, classrooms, and lecture halls. The building will serve as a hub for educational, research, and outreach facilities for Stony Brook Southampton’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS).
Dr. Morgan also met with Christopher Paparo, the manager of the Marine Sciences Center, to discuss Innovation Lab’s new marine science program, set to debut in January 2014, and to brainstorm ideas for collaborations between Ross School and SoMAS. “We're really lucky to have such an advanced facility and robust university research community just a few minutes away,” he commented. “I'm looking forward to getting our students directly involved in the research going on at SoMAS and to cultivating partnerships that offer exciting new experiences for Ross students.”
For more information about the marine science program at Innovation Lab @Ross, which will provide students with unique opportunities to conduct hands-on, self-selected research and data collection; travel to research stations in French Polynesia and elsewhere; and collaborate with top professionals in the field, come to the Open House at Ross Upper School on Thursday, October 24, 6:30–8:00pm.