Magazine Archive

In the Field
Marine science professor Dr. Mark Green and Lane Hubacz '09 share a laugh before heading to take core samples of marine sediment. Hubac...
College and consortium members receive $500,000 to battle invasive plant
By Charmaine Daniels The Maine Milfoil Consortium, which includes Saint Joseph's College, recently received $500,000 in federal funds to fight an invasive aquatic plant that has infested 26 Maine lakes, including one cove of Sebago Lake. The group, which came together two years ago to addr...
Professor wins grant for geology research
Natural sciences professor Johan Erikson has received a two-year $50,000 grant that he and two student researchers will use to examine geologic processes affecting th...
New science grants boost research
Professor gets funding for fluorescent research project by Erin Buote '09 Chemistry professor Nicholas Benfaremo is a part of a five-member team of area scientists that was awarded a $360,000 federal grant from the National Science Foundation to research fluorescent light. The pro...
Professor’s pioneering research on effects of ocean acidification garners global attention and third science grant
Professsor Mark Green talks about the global threat of ocean acidification on Maine Public Radio. Listen Dr. Mark Green knows the...
New campus building to house environmental sciences
College will also raise funds for new labs in Mercy Hall The college will build a Center for the Study of Environmental Sciences by the fall of 2009, if all goes according to plan. The proposed building will house environmental science and marine science disciplines and free up lab sp...
Biology majors succeed in many kinds of careers
Typical Saint Joseph's College biology graduates have known from an early age that they wanted to pursue a career in science, often influenced in their decision by family members, environment or even by childhood games.
Karen Nolan ’98
Mastering the physics of movement Photograph by: Lisa Godfrey Dr. Karen Nolan works as a research scient...
Marine science professor targets harmful red tide in Casco Bay
Greg Teegarden wants to know much more about how red tide develops in nearby Casco Bay. A sophisticated tracking buoy purchased with a National Science Foundation grant should now give him and his students a much better picture of these toxic algae blooms by collecting new kinds of data in Harpsw...
Scientist presents key research at national ocean acidification workshop
"We are acidifying our oceans," says Dr. Mark Green, an environmental science professor who spoke to a national workshop on ocean acidification at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California last month. The scientific community has become interested in Green's research on the effects of low...
Discovery of new species spurs biologist to expand Caribbean research
Over semester break, biology professor Ray Gerber and Scott O'Donnell '06 bushwhacked through mangrove swamps, slogged through mud-bottomed ponds and swatted mosquitoes, while gulping Gatorade to keep ahead of the steamy tropical heat.
Making exercise a science
Microbiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, nutrition, physiology, chemistry Shown with Professor Tom Dann are seni...
National Science Foundation study
Oceanographer seeks far-reaching solution to clam deaths Lab technician Shannon Reilly ...
Just how healthy is the Gulf of Maine?
Saint Joseph's oceanographers talk about environmental issues coming to the forefront of public debate and policymaking for this vital ecosystem - and many others.
Out of the classroom, into the bay
Learning ecology by experiencing ecology.  During May semester, natural sciences professor Johan Erikson took seven students out to explore the ecology of the Gulf of Maine by kayak. For three weeks, they investigated the “confluence of oceanographic, ecological, biological, ...
Newest science grant enhances chemistry laboratory experience
Dr. Nicholas Benfaremo explains a chemistry problem to a student in the lab. The National Science Foundat...
Research: a photo essay
Saint Joseph’s science faculty members from marine science, chemistry, and environmental science departments have been highly successful over the past two years in obtaining grants that allow faculty and students to engage in important research together. Since 2009, grants totaling nea...
People love loons
Biology instructor Camilla Fecteau explains how a beloved bird’s fate is linked to our own 
Into the Wild
Faculty and students hit the trails to document the College's wildlife.
Aquaponics: the wave of the future?
Aquaponics: addressing marine concerns, sparking career interest.