Jim Bellingham Takes the Path Less Traveled with Marine Robots

By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Specialist, Society for Science & the Public

Jim Bellingham’s scientific work has drifted a little from its original course.  His Science Talent Search project in 1979 involved staring at the stars but, somewhere along the way, he shifted his gaze to the depths of the ocean.

As Jim was interested in astronomy, people advised him to study physics, and he earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. However, in the back of his mind, ...

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