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The Marine Academy of Science and Technology is a four-year college preparatory program with a thematic, research-based focus on technology and the marine sciences. Located within Gateway National Park, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, MAST is administered by the Monmouth County Vocational School District and is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology. MAST offers students the opportunity to pursue study in the fields of oceanography, and technology and engineering with a marine sciences theme, and has a military component requiring each student to participate in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). To facilitate its mission, MAST utilizes a number of technology labs, including a state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design (CAD) lab, a 3700 sq. ft. materials testing and fabrication lab, and a 65-foot research vessel, Blue Sea, which is utilized by all grade levels and sails several times each week throughout the Spring and Fall seasons. MAST also operates and conducts its own research programs out of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, a marine research facility shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the State of New Jersey, which sits directly adjacent to the MAST’s 3½-acre campus. Collectively, these resources provide a learning environment that allows for valid, meaningful scientific research using a wide variety of technologies, helping students become continuous learners with science, math, and technology skills equipped for the 21st Century.

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