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University of Connecticut Avery Point


Aerial view of the Avery Point Campus

Avery Point works with a variety of other organizations to create a rich cultural and technical community. These organizations are housed on our campus and often provide opportunities for our students beyond the classroom environment.

The Alexey von Sclippe Gallery of Art was founded on the Avery Point campus in 1992 and is dedicated to the memory of Alexey von Schlippe, a former Professor of Art at UConn Avery Point. The gallery houses a collection of his paintings and has a regular schedule of shows by other artisits as well. Visit the gallery web site for more information.

Sea Grant is a partnership between universities and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Connecticut Sea Grant is our state's Sea Grant college. Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) collaborates with partners in the local communities to provide research and educational activities relevant to those communities. Visit the CTSG web site for more information.

The Traditional Small Craft Association (TSCA) celebrates our maritime heritage of building and using small boats of all types. The John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA has its home in the boathouse on the Avery Point campus next to the Thames River. Members share their memories and experiences as they work on projects in the boathouse and on the water. Visit their web site for more information.

The Marine Sciences Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees that are characterized by an interdisciplinary foundation, high faculty-to-student ratio, and individualized plans of study and research. These programs offer the intimacy and support of a small campus, coupled with the resources of a top-notch public university and internationally renowned scientists. The Marine Sciences faculty, staff, and students carry out cutting-edge research in coastal oceanography using cross-disciplinary approaches.

The Marine Sciences and Technology Center (MSTC) seeks to facilitate research and to provide facilities, logistical and technical support in the field of marine sciences and marine-related research at the University of Connecticut. The Marine Sciences and Technology Center facilities include the Marine Sciences Vessel Operations, Rankin Seawater Facility, Machine Shop, and Electronics Shop. In addition to these facilities, MSTC has an extensive diving program and also provides Information Technology and analytical laboratory support to the Department of Marine Sciences.

The Northeast Underwater Research Technology and Education Center (NURTEC, formerly NURC) is committed to developing tools and techniques for undersea exploration and sharing them with researchers around the world. NURTEC has offices and workshops in the Avery Point Marine Sciences building, but has partners around the globe. Visit their web site for more information.

Project Oceanology is a unique consortium of educators who provide school children and teachers the opportunity to learn about the marine environment on the water. The Project O building on the Avery Point campus has classrooms and labs to set the scene for what the students will encounter when they go out on the Project O boats. For information about Project O's many programs, visit their web site.

The State of Connecticut is committed to helping new technology companies get off the ground through the Technology Incubation Program. Avery Point provides space and technology support for several of these companies as part of this state initiative.