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Energy Policy: Creating Connected Communities and a Clean Energy Future

Tuesday, Apr 21, 4 pm
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Marisa Slaten, Director of Regulatory Strategy & Services, Pepco Holdings, presents this week's seminar on Zoom.

About Ms. Slaten

Marisa Slaten is the Director of Regulatory Strategy and Services for Pepco Holdings (PHI), an Exelon company. Marisa is responsible for leading the regulatory activity and stakeholder engagement for Delmarva Power & Light in Delaware and Atlantic City Electric Co. in New Jersey. In this role Marisa manages regulatory and compliance...

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Virtual Careers Professionals Panel: An Insider's Peek into Top Industry Careers

Wednesday, Apr 22, 3 pm
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What to Expect

Career insights Professional expertise Industry strategies Knowledge about the skills, competencies, and tasks needed for different science industries


Judy Vogel, VP of Strategic Research & Insights, Gannett (Former) Research, Marketing, Media, and Data Analysis

Sarah Baisley, Mathematician, Picatinny Arsenal-Department of Defense Mathematics and Statistics

Emma Seidman, Applications Technologist, Givaudan...

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Socioeconomic Analysis of Renewable Energy Options for Sub-Saharan Africa: A Regional and National Approach

Friday, Apr 17, 10 am
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Anthony Bevacqua, Ph.D. candidate in the Doctoral Program in Environmental Management, defends his dissertation.


This dissertation examines climate change mitigation through clean energy in New Jersey using cross disciplinary approaches. Specifically, this work focuses on performing: 1) Spatial investigations of current deployment and future opportunities for geothermal heat pumps; 2) Assessing cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of geothermal heat pumps using a...

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Webinar: Cybersecurity (MS)

Wednesday, Apr 1, 12 pm

The Master's in Cybersecurity provides students with a comprehensive and affordable education to meet the growing demand for trained cybersecurity professionals.

Our program is uniquely positioned to: (1) accommodate professionals from diverse academic backgrounds and (2) provide a broader coverage of Cybersecurity topics with computational as well as legal and ethical training.  This approach will address demands in both technical and managerial fields of...

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Contrasting storm surge barriers and nature-based flood mitigation for port-estuaries

Tuesday, May 5, 4 pm

Philip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology,  presents this weeks seminar virtually through Zoom (click to go to video).

About Dr. Orton


Dr. Philip Orton is a Research Associate Professor of ocean engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.  He earned his PhD in physical oceanography from Columbia University, and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on coastal physical oceanography, storm surges, flood risk assessment, air-sea...

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The role of island-marsh couplings in the long-term sustainability barrier islands in the face of accelerated sea-level rise

Tuesday, Mar 31, 4 pm

Christopher Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, presents this week's seminar. Seminar will be held online only, through Zoom (click link to go to video).

About Dr. Hein

Christopher Hein (Ph.D., Boston University, 2012) is an associate professor in the VIMS Department of Physical Sciences. Chris applies the tools of sedimentology & organic chemistry to investigate sediment-supply driven coastal evolution & past climatic variability in diverse coastal...

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Modeling the Morphology of Modern Barrier Islands to Reconstruct Past Coastal Change

Tuesday, Mar 24, 4 pm

Dr. Daniel Ciarletta, ENSM PhD alum, Unites States Geological Survey presents this weeks seminar virtually through Zoom (click to go to video).

About Dr. Ciarletta

Daniel Ciarletta earned a B.S. in Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology in 2008, a M.S. in Geoscience from Montclair State University in 2014, and a PhD in Environmental Science and Management from Montclair in 2019. While a doctoral student, he connected field and modeling approaches to better...

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Reconstructing deep-ocean circulation during Cenozoic climate transitions from the marine sediment record

Tuesday, Apr 14, 4 pm

Brian Romans, Virginia Tech, presents this week's seminar digitally through Zoom (click the link to go to the stream).

About Dr. Brian Romans

Dr. Romans is an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Geological & Environmental Sciences from Stanford University, M.S. in Geology & Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and undergraduate degree in Geology at SUNY Buffalo. Brian participated as...

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Bacterial Solutions to Challenging Problems: New Approaches to Bioenergy, Bioremediation, and Biomanufacturing

Tuesday, Mar 3, 4 pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) 120

Ellen Neidle, University of Georgia, presents this seminar.

About Dr. Maezumi

After growing up in Teaneck, N.J., Ellen Neidle studied at Yale University, where she earned her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Science was always of interest, but it was not until working in a Microbiology lab that her career focus became clear. Since 1994, she has been a professor at the Univ. of Georgia, where she shares her enthusiasm for scientific discovery with students and researchers. Recent...

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Legacy of Pre-Columbian Land Use in the Amazon and Caribbean Islands

Thursday, Apr 30, 4 pm

Yoshi Maezumi, University of Amsterdam, presents this seminar. This seminar will now be held online only, a link to watch the seminar through Zoom will be added when available.

About Dr. Maezumi

Dr. Maezumi is a Neotropical paleoecologist specializing in the impact of past human land use, plant domestication and fire management on modern forest ecosystems. She was recently awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship for her research project, FIRE: Fire Intensity in Rainforest Ecotones...

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Arctic Ice and the Ecological Ascent of the Dinosaurs

Tuesday, Feb 18, 4 pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) 120

Paul E. Olsen, Columbia University, presents this week's seminar.

About Dr. Olsen

Paul Olsen is a paleontologist and stratigrapher. He received a BA in Geology in 1978 and an M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Biology in 1984 at Yale University. His interests and research projects examine patterns of evolution and extinction as a response to and cause of climate change over geological time, especially in continental ecosystems from the age of the dinosaurs. Dr. Olsen is currently Storke...

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An overview of climate & sea-level changes over the past 100 million years

Tuesday, Feb 25, 4 pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) 120

Kenneth Miller, Rutgers University, presents this week's seminar.

About Ken Miller

Ken Miller studies sea-level and oceanographic changes over the past 200 million years.  He is a Distinguished Professor with an A.B. from Rutgers College (1978) and a Ph.D. from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program (1982). He was awarded the Laurence L. Sloss Award, the Rosenstiel Award from the University of Miami and  is a two-time JOI/USSAC Distinguished Lecturer, an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer,...

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Reactions of Neonicotinoid Insecticides with Hydroxyl Radicals

Wednesday, Feb 19, 1 pm
Science Hall room 102, the Sokol Room

Dr. Mychel Varner, Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry Iona College, presents this seminar.

About the Seminar

Neonicotinoid insecticides are designed to be harmful to pests that damage crops, but their use may have unintended consequences. We examine possible reactions of neonicotinoids (meaning like nicotine) with molecular compounds that are present in our atmosphere. When insecticides are present on surfaces, for example when applied to crops, they will be exposed to...

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Mass Spectrometric Study of Electrochemistry and Organometallic ChemistryMass Spectrometric Study of Electrochemistry and Organometallic Chemistry

Wednesday, Feb 26, 1 pm
Science Hall room 102, the Sokol Room

Dr. Hao Chen, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), presents this seminar.

About Dr. Chen

Hao Chen graduated from Wuhan University in 1996 and obtained a master degree from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry before finishing his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 2005. He is currently a professor in chemistry at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Dr. Chen performs research on organic and...

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Public Telescope Night

Thursday, Mar 12, 8 pm
Science Quad

See the night sky and learn about what you're really looking at from professionals with professional equipment.

What you'll see:

Constellations, the Moon, Planets, Star Clusters, Double Stars, Nebulae, Galaxies, and more.

Special Sightings:

The Moon is featured on February 6, March 5, April 2, and April 30.  See Venus January to March.   See Uranus January to March, See Neptune January to February See Taurus, Orion and Gemini January to March.  See the...
This event does not require an RSVP.

Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Hazards: Changing Sea-levels and Tropical Cyclone Characteristics

Tuesday, Feb 4, 4 pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) 120

Dr. Andra Garner, Rowan University, presents this week's sustainability seminar.

About Dr. Garner

Dr. Andra Garner is a climate scientist and meteorologist whose research focuses on the impacts of a changing climate on natural hazards.  She earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Grove City College in 2010, before going on to earn her M.S. (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) in Meteorology from Penn State University.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rowan University in...

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Darwin Day: Wehner Research Symposium

Friday, Feb 14, 8:30 am
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) 120 and Atrium

Join us at the Fourth Annual Wehner Research Symposium on Feb. 14, 2020 from 8:30am-1pm. Spend time with colleagues and friends celebrating Charles Darwin's life and works. The day comprises of lunch, talks, posters, and research made possible by the generous funding from the Wehner family.

This year's keynote speaker will be Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie of Columbia University.

Students interested in presenting their research in the poster session can submit their abstract...

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Limited spaces available

Science, Ethics and Society: A Conversation

Wednesday, Dec 11, 3 pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) Atrium and 110

Ethics addresses notions of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ — the moral dimensions of human life. With rapid-pace advances in science and technology, how can Montclair State train students as both skilled producers of scientific knowledge and responsible communicators or collaborators in research and innovation?

JOIN US for this exploratory, multi-disciplinary conversation focusing on experiential learning and the opportunities and challenges involved in community, business, and industry...

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Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Environment: The Capabilities and Limitations of Privatizing State Environmental Remediation Programs

Friday, Dec 6, 1 pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) 209

Robert Oleksy, Environmental Science and Management Ph.D. Candidate, defends his dissertation.

About Robert

Robert Oleksy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Doctoral Program in Environmental Management. His dissertation research is on the privatization of state run environmental remediation programs. His main focus is on the effects that New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) had on the development of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Program. 


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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Fighting To Improve New Jersey’s Largest Lake

Tuesday, Apr 7, 4 pm

Marty Kane, Chair, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, presents this week's seminar. Seminar will be held online only, through Zoom (click link to go to video).

About Mr. Kane

Marty Kane spent 37-years with the federal government as an attorney and program manager. He is originally a native of New York City, where he graduated from Queens College and St. John’s University School of Law. He has been active with the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum for many years having authored...

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Information Session: Statistics (MS)

Tuesday, Dec 10, 5:30 pm
Feliciano School of Business, room 128

The Statistics (MS) provides students with theoretical knowledge and applied skills of statistical sciences. The program will prepare you well for professional work in the design and analysis of statistical experiments, development and analysis of statistical models, data analytic techniques and the associated computational methods, and statistical computing. You may apply for Spring or Fall 2020 admission.

Learn more about this program by joining us for an Information Session on...

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Information Session: Applied Mathematics (MS)

Tuesday, Dec 3, 5:30 pm
Feliciano School of Business, room 128

The Applied Mathematics (MS) provides students with foundational abilities in applied mathematics as well as in-depth specialized knowledge and skills in support of their specific goals. The training that students will receive in this program prepares them for a variety of career goals, including employment in a wide range of industries for which the analytic capacities of applied mathematics are highly sought after, or for the academically ambitious student, further study in a doctoral...

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Computational and Structure-Based Methods for the Prediction of Resistance-Associated Mutations

Wednesday, Nov 13, 1 pm
Richardson Hall room 104

Dr. Kathleen Frey, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, presents this seminar.

Event will be preceded by pizza and socializing, and followed by a career discussion.


Drug resistance is a major limitation of therapeutic agents used for the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. For enzyme targets, mutations in drug binding sites often lead to amino acid changes that disrupt key...

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Social and Political Factors Influencing Green Energy Transition

Tuesday, Nov 26, 4 pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) 120

Dr. Rachael Shwom, Rutgers Energy Institute & Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, presents this week's seminar.

About Dr. Shwom

Rachael Shwom conducts research that links sociology, psychology, engineering, economics, and public policy to investigate how social and political factors influence society’s responses to energy and climate problems. Rachael is currently a Co-PI on a multi-university, $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant on “Reducing...

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Turning Disaster Data into Knowledge: Field Reconnaissance, Damage Assessment, and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy, Harvey, and Michael

Tuesday, Dec 3, 4 pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) 120

Jie Gong, Rutgers University, presents this week's seminar.

About Dr. Gong

Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and University of Texas at Austin respectively. His research focuses on studying the convergence approaches in remote sensing, infrastructure analysis, artificial intelligence, and system modeling and simulation for resilient coastal...

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