Latest JASON Project Stories

2011-04-07 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The oceanographer and explorer best known for discovering the Titanic urged federal lawmakers to continue investing in science education or "risk losing our standing as the most innovative and creative nation in the world." "Inspiring and educating the next generation of scientists and explorers should be America's top priority, and our spending should reflect that sense of urgency," said Dr. Robert D. Ballard, professor at University of Rhode...

2010-10-20 12:30:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and Sea Research Foundation, Inc., which operates the acclaimed Mystic Aquarium, today announced that UTC will donate $1 million toward a major expansion and transformation of the aquarium's Challenge of the Deep exhibit hall. UTC's donation will help pay for new exhibit space, features and exhibits that highlight the history of human undersea exploration, with emphasis on the exploits of renowned...

2010-10-08 13:33:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The JASON Project, an internationally recognized science program for middle-school students and an affiliate of National Geographic Society, today announced Sea Research Foundation, Inc. has assumed management of its operation. Founded in 1989 by oceanographer and explorer Dr. Robert D. Ballard, JASON has connected over 11 million students with scientists through classroom learning experiences and hands-on exploration. The non-profit organization,...

2008-08-01 12:00:00

By Aliana Ramos, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 1--Waccamaw High School rising junior Serena Nesmith, 16, had never walked on a salt marsh, never picked up a fish and didn't know much about hurricanes, even though she lives in an area where hurricanes occur. But now because of the Jason project, she does. Nesmith and 19 other Georgetown County teens shared their experiences with about 50 parents, educators and school officials Thursday at the J.B. Beck Administration Building...

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