Three times per week this spring, OOMG’s Drs. Ruoying He and Joe Zambon teach an undergraduate class, MEA 462 – Observational Methods and Data Analysis in Marine Physics. At the beginning of the semester, Joe announced two opportunities for at-sea research that were available for any eager undergraduates to participate in. Lauren Ball volunteered for the first opportunity, with over 2 weeks onboard R/V Neil Armstrong. During their time at sea, Joe and Lauren have contributed to NSF-funded research into the waters around Cape Hatteras, including the Gulf Stream. This experience has supplemented her classroom instruction with valuable hands-on experience and mentorship.