• first research cruise
    Careers,  Education,  How-To's,  Research

    How To Survive Your First Research Cruise In 10 Easy Steps

    Gusty sea breeze, rippling seawater, swaying seaweed—your first research cruise will be a memorable milestone. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you embark on your sea voyage. Whether you’re a student on a field trip or a researcher performing fieldwork, there are many reasons why you may be on a research cruise. For example, you may be out to collect fish for a class or maybe you’re working on a research paper and need plankton tow samples. The duration of your research cruise may differ as well. While some researchers may be at sea for a day, others may be out for weeks or months.…

  • undergraduate research
    Careers,  College,  Education,  Research

    10 Lessons I Learned From Undergrad Research

    As a wide-eyed freshman just learning the ropes, I had no idea how research worked or even where to start. However, once I learned the basics, things started to fall into place, and I embarked on one of the most impactful experiences of my undergrad career. Undergrad research is the best first step if you’re considering grad school. In grad school, marine bio will demand hours of diligent research and lab work. Having a couple years of research under your belt will help with applications and establishing credibility early on. Even if you’re not considering grad school, undergrad research will give you a strategic advantage in any lab classes you…