The above photo shows Bill Shumway presenting UMass Dartmouth a check for the BARS-UMass Dartmouth Scholarship Endowment Fund on December 11th, 2018. From left to right are: Christine Mullen, Scholarship Coordinator; Sarah Whitman, 2018-2019 BARS Scholarship recipient and Ph.D. candidate; Bill Shumway. BARS President; Korinne Peterson, Director of Financial Aid; Don Capobianco, BARS Treasurer; and Norm Wilson, BARS President Emeritus.
From the Barnstable Patriot, December 20, 2018 UMass Dartmouth graduate student Elizabeth Ells of Centerville has been awarded a scholarship for her research from the Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing (BARS).
Ells, who studies Estuarine and Ocean Sciences at the School for Marine Science and Technology, was awarded the scholarship for her work on Thorpe sorting using MATLAB. Thorpe sorting involves looking at density profiles of ocean water and making a scale of the length of the overturns by turning a profile with inversions into one without and measuring the displacement.
Ells earned her undergraduate B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Construction Management from Norwich University. The first-year grad student is the daughter of Town Manager Mark and Christina Ells.
BARS began funding an endowment at the university for promising ocean researchers in January 2017.