Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is committed to advancing science literacy through innovative education partnerships among its scientists and local business leaders, educators and school districts. In accordance with our public-trust mission, we seek to expand the public benefits derived from our public- and privately-funded research through the development and implementation of outreach, mentoring and training programs for young scientists, university and K-12 students, educators and the general public. Through strategic partnerships, community outreach programs and publications in the scientific and popular literature, HSWRI shares research results with other scientists, policy makers, educators and the general public. The goals of these initiatives is to advance scientific discovery as well as public understanding and appreciation for complex marine ecosystems.
HSWRI scientists serve as thesis or dissertation advisors to graduate students from regional, national and international universities. HSWRI is also committed to advancing opportunities for undergraduates and provide paid and unpaid internships and research assistantships to undergraduates from local universities (primarilly San Diego State University, the University of California at San Diego, Florida Institute of Technology, and the University of Central Florida).
In the past ten years, our undergraduate students and research assistants have gone on to pursue graduate degrees (some in association with HSWRI scientists) at the University of California (Santa Barbara and Davis campuses, and Scripps Institute of Oceanography), San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, Louisiana State University, the University of Miami, and the University of Central Florida.