Grad student at boat dock

At Gump Research Station, the proximity to research sites along with the infrastructure and facilities enable graduate students to immerse themselves in their scientific inquiry.

Working with faculty advisors and mentoring their undergraduate assistants gives them an opportunity to hone their research skills and pursue their own projects while learning how to become effective teachers and instructors.

It’s a collaborative environment where shared ideas lead to new research teams with graduate students bringing their curiosity and expertise to novel projects. Sometimes they’re connected to work their advisors are doing, and other times they’re completely independent. In either case, Gump Research Station offers them the perfect place — and the resources they need — to grow as scientists, researchers and creators of new knowledge.