Alumni

Looking at Drosophila polytene chromosomes in the Beckenbach lab at Simon Fraser University; Seated: Eric L. Cabot (DNASTAR, Inc.)

Looking at Drosophila polytene chromosomes in the Beckenbach lab at Simon Fraser University; Seated: Eric L. Cabot (DNASTAR, Inc.)

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Eric Cabot (BUMP ’74)

BUMP gave me my first start doing real research and I have a lot of fond memories of my two semesters with BUMP at the Marine Biological Laboratory. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete sitting with underwater photographic gear in Chilean Patagonia (photo credit: Sebastian Yancovic Pakarati)

Pete sitting with underwater photographic gear in Chilean Patagonia (photo credit: Sebastian Yancovic Pakarati)

Pete Stetson (CAS ’09)

BUMP was the highlight of my undergraduate career. Perhaps that’s why I did the BUMP semester three times. (Editor’s note: Now known as “Pulling a Stetson”) From the professors I worked with, to the friends I made, to the places I went, it was amazing. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler setting up a flowmeter outside the cage

Tyler setting up a flowmeter outside the cage

Tyler Isaac (CAS ’11)

I entered Boston University in the Fall of 2007 hoping to gain an education in marine science which would enable me to successfully run an ornamental fish breeding company. My focus was on raising high-value fish species for aquarium sale in order to protect the wild populations from collection; when I was in high school, I had a 300-gallon coral propagation tank and a small clownfish breeding system…Read more

 

 

 

 

Out on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for some marine megafaunal research.

Out on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for some marine megafaunal research.

Diana Chin (CAS ’08)

Life in BUMP… Because BUMP was transitioning into the Marine Science major around 2007, my BUMP classmates and I were the last students to major in Biology with Specialization in Marine Science. Although I imagine our experiences were slightly different than those of other classes, the two semesters I spent in BUMP were two of the best. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Finnell CAS'10

Allison Finnell (CAS ‘10)

When it came time in my life to pick a college, there was no question in my mind: Boston University. While I admit the National Championship-winning Division 1 hockey team had some influence, I really chose BU for the BUMP program. Read more…

 

 

 

Sarah Stark CAS'10

Sarah Stark (CAS ‘10)

I feel incredibly fortunate to have taken BUMP two years in a row. From snorkeling in the clear blue water of Belize to living aboard a tall ship in the Caribbean, BUMP made my experience at BU unlike anything I had ever imagined. Read more…

 

 

 

Stephanie Tougas CAS'10

Stephanie Tougas (CAS ’10)

Beginning BUMP my junior year at Boston University was truly a life changing experience. I made some of the best friends I could ask for, as well as got to spend a semester solely focusing on topics I actually cared about. Read more…

 

 

 

Marine Semester Fall 2010, Belize

Marine Semester Fall 2010, Belize

Jamie Frungillo (CAS’ 11)

My BU Days…

When I first entered Boston University, I was an undecided major in the College of General Studies. I always enjoyed math and science, so I opted to take Biology and Calculus as my elective courses. I was searching for a major that I was passionate about; and as my sophomore year approached, I realized that major was Marine Science. Read more…

 

 

 

My internship in the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium.

My internship in the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium.

Christina Marmet (CAS ’11)

My BU Days

I am an international student from France, and I have to admit I came to BU not having any idea what I wanted to study. My goal for the last 3 years had been to get into school in the USA, and now that I was finally there, I wondered “now what?”. I took a couple of classes in earth sciences, but it’s after taking a class in oceanography that I finally realized the marine science program was really what I wanted to do. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the sunrise during an early morning collection.

Enjoying the sunrise during an early morning collection.

Pamela Braff (CAS ’11)

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.  The academic challenges of BUMP extend much further than reading textbooks, memorizing facts, and preparing for exams. Read more…

 

 

 

Participating in cleaning for field day aboard the SSV Robert C Seamans. (Courtesy of SEA).

Participating in cleaning for field day aboard the SSV Robert C Seamans. (Courtesy of SEA).

Jenna Walker (CAS ’11)

My BU days…

The BUMP program is simultaneously responsible for my happiest and most stressful times at BU and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate in Fall 2009 and 2010 semesters. These courses gave me the opportunity to further my laboratory and field skills set as well as make connections in the marine science world.  Read more…

 

 

 

 

Hard at work dissecting our fish to make our fish skeleton in Ichthyology.

Hard at work dissecting our fish to make our fish skeleton in Ichthyology.

Jaimie Orlosk (CAS ’11)

My BU days…

My experience at BU was invaluable. I actually did not settle on a marine science major until my sophomore year. I initially applied for biomedical engineering, but switched to CAS almost immediately upon my arrival. Then I was on an environmental science track until I realized my interests were specifically in the marine sciences and BU had one of the top marine programs in the country. Most other marine majors at BU applied to BU solely because of BUMP, but it was a very happy accident for me. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Julie O'Neill and a Navy Dolphin in San Diego. Julie was an intern with the Navy's Marine Mammal Program, where she learned basic elements of marine mammal training and husbandry. (courtesy of US Navy)

Julie O'Neill and a Navy Dolphin in San Diego. Julie was an intern with the Navy's Marine Mammal Program, where she learned basic elements of marine mammal training and husbandry. (courtesy of US Navy)

Julie O’Neill (CAS ’11)

My BU days…

I majored in Marine Science and did the BUMP semester my Junior year. I really enjoyed the trip to Belize with Prof. Lobel. I look back proudly and fondly upon my time during the marine semester, getting to take Marine Invertebrates (BI 547) with Prof. John Finnerty, Ichthyology (BI 531/532) with Prof. Phil Lobel, Sensory Biology (BI 563) with Prof. Jelle Atema. Read More…