Reports, Grants, Publications and Presentations

Each year the participating faculty of the CCMS will prepare and submit to the Werth Family Foundation an annual report describing the Center activities. This report will be generated each year and will be made available in electronic and hard copy form. It will provide definitive
information and detailed summaries of all yearly projects, events, activities, forums, and
accomplishments conducted/achieved by the Center and its personnel. The CCMS Annual
Report will be completed and submitted to the Werth Family Foundation during February of
each year.

CCMS Annual Benchmark/Evaluation Report 2011-2012

CCMS Annual Benchmark/Evaluation Report 2010-2011

CCMS Annual Benchmark/Evaluation Report 2009-2010

CCMS Annual Benchmark/Evaluation Report 2008-2009

CCMS Annual Benchmark/Evaluation Report 2007-2008

James Tait and Vincent Breslin, Science Education and Environmental Studies
Funding obtained via this grant will be used to purchase equipment in support of the newly developed course on Marine Field and Laboratory Techniques (MAR 460).  The course will become a capstone course in the Marine Studies Minor Program at SCSU.  This project is supported by SCSU Faculty Development funds.


Assessment of Learning for Educational Improvement Grant Program: Mentored Research Studies/Center for Coastal and Marine Studies
Dwight G. Smith, Vincent Breslin and Jim Tait

The focus of this grant proposal is to develop assessment protocols that permit and promote extent of the education experience through faculty mentored research projects of our undergraduate students.  The student research experience is a key component of the Connecticut State University Center for Coastal and Marine Studies  recently established by the state and co-directed by Drs. Vincent Breslin and Jim Tait of the Science Education and Environmental Studies Department and Dr. Dwight Smith of the Biology Department.  This project is supported by SCSU Faculty Development funds.


Fifth Annual Seminar Series on the Environmental
Quality of Long Island Sound
Vincent Breslin, Associate Professor, Science Education and Environmental Studies;James F. Tait, Associate Professor, Science Education and Environmental Studies;Dwight G. Smith, Professor, Biology

The seminar series is designed to provide an interdisciplinary forum for faculty from different departments to hear and discuss the latest results of research concerning the environmental quality of Long Island Sound.  This project is supported by SCSU Faculty Development funds.


Marine Life Expert Selected as Junior Faculty Research Fellow

Sean Grace to Pursue Study of Hard Corals
Southern Life . September 2006

Sean Patrick Grace, an assistant professor of biology and an expert on aquatic life, is the recipient of Southern’s second annual Junior Faculty Research Fellow award. Grace has conducted considerable research on corals in Long Island Sound.

Age of the Lobster
Student Life . September 2006 

Seven years after a die-off dealt a catastrophic blow to the American lobster in western Long Island Sound, Coleen Giannini is completing a study that will help biologists gauge the health of the species and ultimately may affect government regulations for maintaining the region’s lobster population.


Grant to Enhance Environmental Research
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 

Southern's Center for Coastal and Marine Studies has received a major boost from the Werth Family Foundation with a recent grant of $170,000, most of which will be targeted toward student environmental research.