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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.



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:

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…

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.

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…