Michael R. Brudzinski: Just Keep Swimming

As a professor and a new father, Michael R. Brudzinski juggles building a new online class with starting a family.

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Michael R. Brudzinski earned a Ph.D. in Geophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed an endowed postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining Miami University of Ohio in 2004. (Read more here)

Dawn Wright: A Good Old-Fashioned Sea Story

As the only black woman on a two-month voyage, Dawn Wright tries to find her place aboard scientific drill vessel JOIDES Resolution.

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Dawn Wright
 is chief scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka Esri), as well as a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University.