The E/V Nautilus Crew Discusses Paths to Research Careers

Interested in a career in ocean-based research? Learn how Dr. Robert Ballard and the crew of the E/V Nautilus achieved their careers and about the opportunities for future researchers following in their steps. Dr. Ballard, a world-famous deep-sea explorer known for finding the wreck of the H.M.S. Titanic and other discoveries, talks about his path to leading the Nautilus, a 223-foot ocean-going research vessel with the mission to explore unknown regions of the ocean, seeking out new discoveries in biology, geology, and archaeology.

Alumni Profiles

Tanvir Hussain
Tanvir Hussain


In his freshman year at La Jolla High School in San Diego, CA, Tanvir Hussain joined the FIRST Robotics Competition team, an international contest in which thousands of high school students, coaches, and mentors spend six weeks building robots capable of playing ball games, balancing beams, and an assortment of other tasks.

FIRST marked the beginning of Hussain’s journey into the world of engineering, kicking off a lifelong passion. However, it was a seemingly random comment he received in the 11th grade in which he became sure he wanted to become an engineer. While working on a project in a shop class, his teacher complimented his soldering technique.

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Mentor Profiles

Dr. Corey Bergsrud
Dr. Corey Bergsrud

Creator Strategy: Lab Mentor Promotes Startup Philosophy, Encouraging Creativity and Partners Among Intern Teams

The lab at Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana, stands out as one of Indiana’s largest high-tech employers with more than 3,800 staff of which 2,500 are scientists, engineers, and technicians.

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Student Quad Charts 2021

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