The Friends organization was created early in 1978 following the appointment of Professor Colin S. Pittendrigh to the Directorship of Hopkins Marine Station.  With a mandate to enlarge the faculty and renovate the facilities, there was a clear need to involve both Alumni and other friends of the Station in this endeavor.  A strong Friends organization emerged under the enthusiastic guidance of Colin Pittendrigh and Richard and Clare Berlin, and with campus liaison from Janet Crews. see slide show

Join OnlineJOIN NOWThe ongoing mission of the Friends is to support the program of teaching and research at Hopkins Marine Station, and in particular to provide additional discretionary funding to the Director.
Yearly membership is $100 (or more), $25 for students.

Funds from membership dues are used to support the following ongoing activities:

*  Undergraduate research equipment
*  Visiting research seminar speakers program at Hopkins, bringing scientists from Stanford and from around the world.

The Current Friends Project:
* New Research Vessel & Truck

Past and ongoing projects of the Friends have included:
*  Lead gift in support of the David Epel Microscopy Center
*  Furnishing for the Student Housing facility
*  Computer cluster for undergraduates
*  Named chairs (some as memorials) in the lecture hall (ongoing)
*  Audio/Visual system for the lecture hall
*  Monterey Boat Works lecture hall renovation fund
*  Harold A. Miller Library building fund
*  Acquisition and equipping of the 26 foot vessel HMS Friendship

As a member of the Friends, you receive the following benefits:
Friends of HMS Lecture Series
*  Annual picnic and open house
*  Annual newsletter in paper form (PDF of previous newsletter)

Dinner in the Miller LibraryVIP Dinner for Friends
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