Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program


Campus Office Hours

Email Program Coordinator Cindy Bright (marinesci @ for a 30 minute time slot to talk about the Coastal and Marine Sciences certificate. Please bring or have access to a copy of your transcript. Contact for an appointment on your campus.          


April 15, 2014 (Tuesday), 4:00-5:30 pm
Amherst College Alumni House (behind The Lord Jeffery Inn)
FCCMS Poster Session
Poster session highlighting certificate applicants' independent research projects and reception for faculty and students involved in the program.
Please email to RSVP.
Previous Lectures 2013-14

March 25, 2014 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm  (4:00 pm tea)
Mount Holyoke College, Cleveland L2
John R. Finnerty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology at Boston University
The evolution of NF-kappaB signaling-insights from "basal" animal phyla
Co-sponsored with the Mount Holyoke College Dept. of Biological Sciences

February 7, 2014 (Friday), 3:30 pm
UMASS Morrill 129

Wind-driven changes in Southern Ocean residual circulation, ocean carbon
reservoirs and atmospheric CO2
Dr. Jonathan Lauderdale of MIT
Sponsored by UMASS Geosciences

FCCMS Summer Research Symposium
November 13th (Wednesday) 7-9 pm
UMASS, 222 Morrill II
Students present their summer research experiences
as paid FCCMS interns at NOAA labs accross the country.
If you are thinking of applying to be an FCCMS intern, this is a
good opportunity to find out what it is really like.
Tea begins at 7pm

October 9th (Wednesday) 4:15 pm  (4:00 pm tea)
Mount Holyoke College, Cleveland L2
"Microbiology at the bacterial scale: Spatial and temporal patchiness in marine microbial ecology"
Dana Hunt, PhD, Assistant Professor or Microbial Ecology, Duke University
**Lecture immediately followed by Duke/Nicholas School for the Environment info session (pizza served).
Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Biology Department and the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program