Gallagher student to sail on Ballard's Nautilus

Gallagher student to sail on Ballard's Nautilus

SMITHFIELD - The school district's long collaboration with ocean explorer Robert D. Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic, continues to steam ahead briskly: A student at Gallagher Middle School has been chosen to sail later this year on Ballard's research vessel Nautilis as it plies the Caribbean.

The JASON Project, founded by Ballard in 1989 to connect students with scientists and researchers, has notified 8th-grader Austin Sanderson that he is one of only 12 students nationwide to earn a berth in its all-expenses-paid National Argonaut Program.


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