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Robert Ballard

Undersea Exploration and the Miracles of Human Achievement
Robert Ballard
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 8:00pm
Renowned underwater explorer Robert Ballard is a veteran of more than 125 expeditions, many in search of lost ships and ancient artifacts. Best known for his 1985 discovery of the wreck of the Titanic, he has conducted underwater explorations of the Bismarck, Lusitania, and Britannic. Ballard is also one of the world’s foremost oceanographers and has for many years used submersibles to explore the hidden features of the deep ocean.
President of the Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut, and director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, Ballard is committed to fostering the next generation of explorers. In 1989, Ballard founded the JASON Foundation for Education to inspire students to pursue learning in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery.

Event Info

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 8:00pm
Jackson Hall