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1st Annual BUMP Honors Thesis Symposium

April 30th, 2013 in Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce the 1st Annual BUMP Honors Thesis Symposium.  The symposium will showcase undergraduate research in marine science conducted by eight BUMP seniors.

Please join us this Friday, May 3, 12:00 – 2:30 in BRB113 to celebrate their hard work and dedication over the last 12 months.



Dr. Randi Rotjan (aka Dr. Mom)

February 22nd, 2013 in Faculty, News

Dr. Randi Rotjan

Dr. Randi Rotjan

The New England Aquarium , a BUMP Academic Partner, Member’s Magazine Tracking the Pulse of a Caribbean Coral Reef article  features BUMP faculty member Dr. Randi Rotjan. Randi is a wonderful role model for many of our students and a great asset to our program.

The BUMP Experience: Diana Acosta’s story

February 20th, 2013 in Students, Uncategorized

What is it like to be a BUMP student?  Find out by reading Diana’s story:

Spotlight on BUMP Alumni

February 14th, 2013 in Alumni, Publications

Congratulations to Sara Edquist (CAS’08) and Caitlyn Genovese (CAS’08). Sara and Caitlyn, along with BUMP Director John Finnerty and several other authors, had a paper accepted for publication in the Marine Ecology Progress Series. The study arose out of student projects in Prof. Finnerty’s Marine Invertebrates course (BI547). Sara is currently a PhD student at the University of New Hampshire focusing on marine parasitology and aquaculture. Caitlyn is a PhD student at Clemson University studying ecology and evolutionary biology.


Physiological and developmental responses to temperature by the estuarine sea anemone Nematostella vectensis: evidence for local adaptation to high temperatures

Adam M. Reitzel1,2,3^, Tim Chu1, Sara Edquist1,2, Caitlyn Genovese1,2, Caitlin Church3, Ann M. Tarrant3, and John R. Finnerty1,2*

1Department of Biology and 2Boston University Marine Program, Boston University, 5 Cummington St., Boston, MA 02215

3 Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 45 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543


From BU to Duke

November 29th, 2012 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to Arianna M. on her acceptance to Duke Law School!

Arianna at the Fall 2012 UROP Symposium

Phi Beta Kappa

November 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to BUMP students Julia Luthringer CAS’13 and Reena Clements CAS’13.  Julia and Reena have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the Epsilon of Massachusetts Chapter at Boston University.

Phi Beta Kappa, founded at the College of William & Mary in 1776, is an honorary society whose membership is conferred for high scholarship. Massachusetts Epsilon Chapter at Boston University received its charter in 1899. Each year a number of seniors maintaining high rank throughout their courses are elected to membership. A few exceptional students may be elected during the first semester of their senior year on the basis of their record at the end of the junior year. It is expected that nominated students will be pursuing a broad liberal arts degree including honors in the major.


Reena and Julia at work trying to document the regeneration (or lack thereof) of a reef damaged by the 2008 earthquake.

Reena and Julia at work in Belize trying to document the regeneration (or lack thereof) of a reef damaged by the 2008 earthquake.

Reena and Julia at work trying to document the regeneration (or lack thereof) of a reef damaged by the 2008 earthquake.




Phi Beta Kappa ceremony 12/4/12Reena and Julia: Phi Beta Kappa

Ocean Frontiers Film Screening and Panel Discussion

October 12th, 2012 in Uncategorized

Join BUMP and the Marine Science Association for a screening of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with BUMP Prof. Les Kaufman and our academic partners from the New England Aquarium, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the Sea Education Association. The film screening and panel discussion is open and free to the public.
George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium
Oct 23, 2012; 6:00 – 9:00pm

Prof. Les Kaufman awarded MacArthur Foundation grant

July 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized

BUMP faculty member Prof. Les Kaufman and his team of researchers were recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

The MacArthur Foundation recently approved a $500,000 grant to a group of BU researchers to “support improving the scientific understanding of water and fisheries resource use in the Tonle Sap region” of Cambodia. Lead PI Les Kaufman, a CAS professor of biology, sees the grant enhancing the growing study of Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) at BU.  read more…

Summer Research

June 19th, 2012 in Students

Time for a little word association.  Summer = ?.  Beach, rest, vacation, research. Research? For some BUMP students summer is another opportunity to continue their research, either through the BU University Research Opportunity Program (UROP) or NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Take a look at some of their research projects here and here.

Arianna Medina (CAS ’13)

June 5th, 2012 in News, Students

BUMP student Arianna Medina (CAS ’13) will be presenting her groups research results, “Personality traits in the clownfish Amphiprion percula“, at the Animal Behavior Society meeting in Albuquerque in June 2012. Arianna, along with fellow undergraduate Curran Uppaluri (CAS ’13), were supported in their research by the University Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Stacy Arnold (Arizona State) was supported by the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at BU. Faculty mentors Peter Buston and Marian Wong will be accompanying Arianna to the ABS meeting.