By daveb

Prof. Phil Lobel wins award

April 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized

Prof. Phil Lobel was recognized with the Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences most prestigious award, the NOGI. Read more about Phil’s remarkable career.

Salute to Stellwagen: Free Lecture Series

March 30th, 2012 in Faculty, News, Seminars

A series of free lectures have been organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Among the guest speakers is our own BUMP Prof. Les Kaufman.

April 12: “The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary – Its Future” presented by Les Kaufman, a professor of biology in the Boston University Marine Program, the Senior Marine Scientist for Conservation International, an associate in Ichthyology at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, and research scholar at The New England Aquarium. Kaufman, who holds a doctorate in marine biology from Johns Hopkins, has conducted research in the Mass Bay—Stellwagen Bank area for 31 years. Whenever possible he is outdoors, either fishing, hiking, birdwatching, or diving.

See the Gloucester Times article for more info.

BUMP Lab Renovation, Update #3

March 26th, 2012 in Uncategorized

The BUMP lab renovations are moving along. The wall has been cut out and framed for the lage tank. New walls, floors and fixtures have been installed in the research room.

Lab Renovation 3

BUMP Lab Renovation, Update #2

February 29th, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lab renovations are continuing in the basement of BRB. Justin Scace, Laboratory Supervisor/Aquarist, provided a sketch up of the new space. In the foreground to the right will be the window to the new 700-gallon coral reef display tank. Directly behind the tank will be two mangrove tanks. On the back wall to the left will be two coral frag tanks. The left wall will be dedicated tanks for additional undergraduate research.

A sketch up of the expanded BUMP Research Teaching Lab.

A sketch up of the expanded BUMP Research Teaching Lab.

Pamela Braff (CAS ’11)

February 15th, 2012 in Uncategorized

MY BU days…

The most rewarding part of my time at Boston University was my involvement with BUMP.  The two BUMP Marine Semesters I participated in were the most thrilling, hectic, and amazing courses of my college experience. BUMP courses are designed to teach students how to become and think as scientists. Read more…

Sloan Research Fellowship award for 2012

February 15th, 2012 in Faculty, News

Congratulations to Prof. Robinson (Wally) Fulweiler, BUMP Associate Director: “The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers as recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2012. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.”


BUMP Lab Renovation, Update #1

February 10th, 2012 in News

The long-anticipated BUMP Lab renovation and expansion has begun.  We will soon have a new 700-gallon coral reef display tank, 2 180-gallon coral frag grow out tanks, and additional tanks dedicated for student research.


Future home for our new 700-gallon coral reef display tank.

Future home for our new 700-gallon coral reef display tank.


Renovation 1, 2-8-12

Renovation 2, 2-8-12

Renovation 3, 2-8-12


BUMP Lecturer Randi Rotjan (New England Aquarium)

February 10th, 2012 in Faculty, News

BUMP lecturer and New England Aquarium associate scientist Randi Rotjan was one of three experts invited to speak at the Advancing Science, Serving Society (AAAS) “Cutting Edge: The Oceans” lecture series (subscription required). Randi discussed five cutting edge topics in coral reef science: symbiosis, “omics” as reef diagnostics, ocean acidification, marine protected areas and connectivity.

SEA Semester

February 8th, 2012 in News, Students

Two BUMP students are spending their spring semester sailing from Tahiti to Hawaii as part of the SEA Semester.  Follow along with the ship’s blog as they set sail on the SSV Robert C. Seamans.

S239_6Feb12 (courtesy of SEA)

(Courtesy of SEA)

Stellwagen Alive Interns

February 8th, 2012 in News, Students

BUMP students are involved in many different internships.  A group of five BUMP students are the social media team for Stellwagen Alive.

“Stellwagen Alive! is on a mission—a mission to preserve Stellwagen Bank and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We are all at risk of losing this backyard undersea treasure that we’ve depended on for centuries.”

Stellwagen Alive social media team

(Courtesy of Stellwagen Alive)