A roughneck aboard the JOIDES Resolution is a driller, who uses a long line of piping to bring up sediment from the seabed. Ian Cortez comes from a long line of roughnecks; he has followed in his father's footsteps.
He says he wasn't much of a student, but now he leads a laboratory at Harvard University.
How far would you go to feel at home? How many professions would you try before you found your place?
She mapped her route from Maryland to Hawaii -- then learned to map the deep ocean, diving in submarines and traveling the seven seas.
This graduate student works to understand the "ghost forests" forming as sea levels rise. She learned fieldwork in Mexico -- and isn't scared of alligators.
From Inner Mongolia to Texas: this shipboard laboratory technician assists scientists conducting researching for the International Ocean Discovery Program.
The son of Indian immigrants, raised in England, he grew up to be a polar explorer and works to add diversity to the field.
This California kid fell in love with the sea and the woods -- and with introducing others to these environments. To research or teach -- or both?
"The Shotgun Scientist" gathers oak leaves to learn about the future of New York's Black Rock Forest, and plans ahead by introducing young people to the wild woods.
Math. Geology. Teaching. Dance. Queer. All these communities -- but she once felt alone.
A Costa Rican kid with a "solid gold" head, she credits her father for helping her build the confidence to direct shipboard science.
She wanted to share her view of the natural world through her camera lens, but switched to research. Now she uses a different lens: a museum. Her audience? The next generation of people who have a science identity -- maybe you.
A refugee from Cuba at age seven, this medical doctor worked on the Covid-19 vaccine.