Prerequisite: determined by nature of topic area. Advance notice of the topics to be covered is given. These seminars examine in depth a special interest area of computer and information science. It emphasizes recent work in area selected for the offering of the course. This course is for master's students and cannot apply toward master's degree credit.
Presenter Bio: Doug Piatkowski graduated from UNC at Wilmington with both a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Marine Biology in 2000 and 2002. Doug subsequently spent 12 years working for the US Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District as a biologist in the Environmental Resource Section evaluating the environmental implications of dredging and beach placement activities. Since 2013 Doug has been working with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management as a physical scientist within the Marine Minerals Program providing environmental policy guidance, direction, and supervision for environmental assessment and consultation activities related to leasing decisions in the Outer Continental Shelf.
The minimum requirements for most master’s degrees can be satisfied in one academic year of two semesters or nine months. In practice, however, many students need three semesters or longer. Certain departments have special requirements as outlined in this Bulletin. In addition, those students who hold assistantships or fellowships, those who engage in time-consuming work off-campus, or those with scholastic deficiencies of any sort cannot meet all requirements in the minimum time. Also, research is unpredictable and frequently requires more time than anticipated. Certain departments offer a master’s degree under two plans, referred to as the Thesis Option and the Non-Thesis Option.
One of the oldest and largest professional engineering schools in the United States, Newark College of Engineering offers 13 undergraduate degree programs, 16 master’s and 10 doctoral degree programs. Undergraduate enrollment is more than 2,500, and more than 1,100 are enrolled in graduate study. The 150-member faculty includes engineers and scholars who are widely recognized in their fields.
All graduate work toward a master’s degree must be completed within a period of six calendar years. The student’s time to completion begins with the earliest completed course approved for inclusion in the Plan of Study.
Presenter Bio: Rachel completed a degree in Coastal Biology from the University of North Florida in 2015. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, where she is studying the impacts of climate change and beach morphodynamics on embryonic mortality of green and loggerhead sea turtles. Rachel also works part-time as a marine turtle specialist at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, helping to patrol the Boca Raton beaches for sea turtle nesting activity. After graduating from FAU later this year, Rachel plans to pursue a career in turtle conservation.
Poet, scholar, and multimedia artist Christopher Funkhouser is aleading researcher in the developing genre of digital poetry. In 2009,the Associated Press commissioned him to prepare digital poems for theoccasion of Barack Obama’s inauguration. He is author of a majordocumentary study, , published in the Modern and Contemporary PoeticsSeries at University of Alabama Press (2007). An eBook (CD-ROM),, was issued by the Faculty of Creative Multimediaat Multimedia University (2006). He is a member of the scientific reviewcommittee of the digital literature journal ,based at Université Paris 8, and has produced and edited manypublications online and in-print, including an early Internet-basedpoetry magazine, (We 17, 1993), and the first literary journal on CD-ROMin the United States (, Vol. 21, 1995). Since1986 he has been an editor with We Press, with whom he has producedpoetry in a variety of media. He is an Associate Professor in theHumanities Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 2006 hewas a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya,Malaysia, and in 2007 he was on the faculty of the summer writingprogram at Naropa University.
The IS degrees at the master levels train individuals to be part of applicationdevelopment teams and to posses a high degree of computer skills for thedevelopment of applications.
Presenter Bio: Emily Cava Northrop is the Coastal Resources Planner at the CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality – Division of Coastal Resources Management (BECQ-DCRM) where her projects include monitoring beach erosion, assessing wetlands, and leading a mangrove restoration project with seventh graders. She earned her Master of Professional Science degree in Coastal Zone Management from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in 2016. Emily has a particular interest in outdoor experiential education for adults and children alike.
Prerequisite: Calculus II, knowledge of the programming language used in the course, check with the instructor. Drawing shapes, curves and text. Colors and areas, point of light, shading. Masking, 2-D drawings and transformations, 3-D drawings and transformations. Animation. Introduction of a popular graphics package. Lab exercises are used throughout to illustrate concepts.
The study is completing its 2nd year of the 5.5-year study process and is expected to have a tentatively selected plan and a draft report in the summer of 2018. An update on the Coastal Texas study will be presented, as well as information on the Corp’s exemption process and challenges with SMART Planning. The study effort is comprised of: 1) development of a Comprehensive Plan for the entire Texas coast incorporating Corps projects, Texas State Master Plan, and studies and projects by others; 2) analyses of storm surge impacts for the Galveston Bay region and other locations using coastal and estuarine modeling, application of sea level rise scenarios over the project life, and multiple lines of defense; and 3) coastal environmental restoration such as beach, wetland, marsh, oyster reef, bird island, and other habitats.
Presenter Bio: Nicole S. Sharp, P.E., is the Natural Resources Administrator at Broward County. She received her Master’s degree in coastal and oceanographic engineering from University of Florida. Nicole has worked on coastal restoration projects from New York to Florida, with the most recent project being the Segment II Shore Protection Project in Broward County. Her work focuses on coastal processes, beach and dune erosion, regional sediment management, and developing strategies to improve the resilience of coastal environments.