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Science Communication Fellowship

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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career
Faculty & Administrators

Explore the Eastern Pacific Ocean with Dr. Robert Ballard's Corps of Exploration as a Science Communication Fellow! This team of explorers conducts cutting-edge scientific exploration of parts of the global ocean never seen before using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and multibeam mapping technology. Fellows will spend 1-3 weeks at sea between June - November in the Pacific Ocean.

The Science Communication Fellowship invites K-20 and informal educators for a professional development experience aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus as science interpreters among a team of STEM professionals. Participants will gain exposure to and experience in the applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the field of ocean exploration. Fellows will collaborate with a cohort from across North America, explore side-by-side with scientists and engineers, and share the adventure with their students, community, and the world as the expedition is broadcast live on

What Science Communication Fellows are saying:

"Many of the students I work with are first-generation college students, and think I can stand as an example to them of what is possible when you stick with it and go for outstanding opportunities".

"[The Science Communication Fellowship] reinvigorated my appreciation for how exciting cutting-edge science can be.?"

"I have so many ideas on how to bring this [experience] to my mathematics curriculum! I was truly able to refine my ability to communicate the use of STEM in ocean exploration and real-world."

Questions? Contact the OET Education Team via The application packet includes full program details:!communication-fellowship/cb0

Participating Institution(s):
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Ocean Exploration Trust (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Collaborative Research
Community & Regional Development
Marine Biology
Marine Chemistry
Marine Engineering
Marine Geology
Social Media
STEM Education
Urban Education

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Page last updated 9/11/2019
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