Gain key skills and unique experience…all while helping make our world a better place.

The Pirate Lab is known for our applied research and management projects across the globe.
Typical labs doing our range and caliber of research are dominated by graduate students and post docs.
But not the Pirate Lab.
Here, undergraduate research assistants are the heart and soul of our projects.

What Former Pirates Are Saying

“Thanks so much for taking all the time over the years to help me learn and understand. I’m going to miss you guys so much!”Jeanine, 2009
“It has been an honor to have worked with Dr. A and all of my ESRM family.”Kristin, 2011
“Its just amazing how much can come from a small push, which you gave me…It all started with a small submarine that couldn’t even pass for a submarine when it was handed to me. And what came from that was this. This whole team; 15 students, 5 advisory faculty, tons of robots measuring our environment. Now we have international collaborators and published research…it has been just awesome.Paul, 2016
“I admire your passion for the work we did. It was a wonderful experience…I learned at lot and took away research skills that couldn’t have been taught in a more beautiful place, with any better people. I can’t wait to see what is next!”Shannon, 2015
“I so appreciate your support and the backing of everyone in the lab and ESRM program who want something better for our planet and have the patience to work with inexperienced students.”Linda, 2010
“This is simply the best research project ever and this whole experience has just been…I don’t know: Insane! I can’t thank you enough. You guys gotta keep doing this.”Chris, 2015
“You are like my big brother, if that is the right word. And you are a crazy guy, but I mean that in good way. Good crazy, not bad crazy. This work has meant so much to me. I cannot say enough “thank you.” I think that more Turkish students should get to work with you. Please know you will always have a place here in Turkey and my home.”Serhat, 2011
“I was pretty quiet when I came here. And now I am not (but still nowhere near as loud as Dr. A). Working in the Pirate Lab was one of the key reasons I got to where I am today.”Geraldo, 2014

Pirates Reflect

Frequently Asked Questions

The easiest way is to come on by and say “hi” to Dr. A during his regular Office Hours in BTW 1265. Alternatively you can pop by our Sierra Labs and introduce yourself to our lead Technician Emily (in Sierra 2323).

You are by all means welcome to e-mail Dr. A about your interest, but note that he gets hundred of e-mails a day and has a REALLY HARD TIME getting to all his e-mails each day. Not getting a reply to your e-mail DOES NOT MEAN that we aren’t interested in you joining our lab. It just means he gets a firehose of e-mails each day.

Ready to Join?

Drop us a note, let us know you're interested, and we'll be happy to help get you onboard.

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