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

Ms. Charlotte George
Ms. Charlotte George

Engineering in action: What a lab STEM coordinator learned from racing human-propelled submarines

Charlotte George wasn’t sure what she wanted to do in her career until her high school calculus teacher told her that “someone good at math and science and mechanically inclined - maybe good with their hands - might want to consider going into engineering,” says George.

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