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  • Living on the edge ›

    Martha's Vineyard Magazine, August 31, 2013

    Sarah Oktay, director of UMass Boston’s Nantucket Field Station and a member of the island’s Conservation Commission, talks about efforts to shore up Nantucket’s quickly eroding beaches.
  • From Coast to Toast ›

    Vanity Fair, July 11, 2013

    Sarah Oktay, managing director of the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station, is featured in this story about conflict between island officials and a group of wealthy landowners who are concerned about the natural erosion of beaches near their multimillion-dollar waterfront properties. The authors describe Oktay as a “pugnacious, determined, and articulate advocate for letting nature take its course.”
  • Living Lab Visits Another Living Lab ›

    WCAI Cape and Islands NPR, March 26, 2013

    Science editor Heather Goldstone, host of the WCAI program “Living Lab on The Point,” visits the UMass Boston environmental science students who are spending a semester studying on Nantucket.
  • Seen Around Campus: UMass students explore island’s living lab ›

    The Inquirer and Mirror, March 21, 2013

    Description of the LivingLabs program on Nantucket including profiles of pilot participants, who are applying classroom knowledge from the environmental sciences to solve real-world problems on the island.
  • UMass students midway through pilot island semester ›

    The Inquirer and Mirror, March 07, 2013

    Article on the LivingLabs program on Nantucket, which has reached the halfway point.
  • UMass Students Descend on Nantucket for Pilot Semester ›

    The Inquirer and Mirror, January 31, 2013

    Graduate student Steve Nye, one of 19 UMass Boston students spending the semester on Nantucket for a pilot learning program, says the group is enjoying the opportunity to have nature as its classroom.
  • Nantucket will host young ocean scientists ›

    Boston Globe, January 21, 2013

    UMass Boston is expanding its presence on Nantucket with a full-fledged satellite campus. The field station is hosting a group of about 20 ocean science students this winter who will study the island’s environment and ecology.
  • CNN Profiles: Sandy’s Nantucket Warrior ›

    CNN.com, November 02, 2012

    Sarah Oktay, managing director of the Nantucket Field Station, is interviewed on how creating natural barriers along the U.S. coastline can help our nation be more resilient to future superstorms like Sandy.
  • You Could Google Her ›

    New York Times, August 30, 2012

    Managing Director of the Nantucket Field Station Sarah Oktay is quoted in this article profiling Nantucket resident Wendy Schmidt, whose husband, Eric, is the executive chairman of Google.
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