Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Sandy Hook, NJ

The new Marine Trades Building supports several educational facilities. The Marine Trades Technology Shop provides instruction in all phases of boat construction and maintenance. The large shop area features welding equipment, outboard motor test tanks, a paint spray booth, an electric trolley hoist and complete woodworking facilities. Also included in the building are a 22 student classroom/seminar space and a 48 student physics lab. The Multi-Media Lab is a 24-student computer classroom equipped for use as a long distance learning facility. It features custom casework, a raised computer floor, an uninterrupted power unit, and computer terminals at each student station connected to the campus network.
The Media Center has been renovated to accommodate a 20 student computer classroom and a 12 station computer reference room supported by a learning resource specialist as well as a conventional library and reading room. This building also houses the campus network head end.
The most recent campus expansion project added a full computer network and phone system with all instructional and administrative spaces interconnected for distribution of data, voice and video signals between the buildings.
MAST was awarded the prestigious Blue Ribbon Schools Award from the United States Department of Education in 1998.