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Megan McArthur
Graduate - Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanograhy
• Scripps article
NASA preflight interview
UCSD article

Charles David Keeling
Scripps scientist
Keeling of the "Keeling curve"

Slide show
Oral history
Elizabeth "Pooh" Venrick
Biological Oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanograhy

Oral history
Miriam Kastner
Geoscientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanograhy

Oral history
Jacqueline Mammerickx
Geoscientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanograhy

Ellen Ochoa
Astronaut and inventor

"Graduated from Grossmont High School, La Mesa, California, in 1975" - NASA
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil rights leader and Baptist pastor

"The Purpose of Education"

An essay written by Martin Luther King, Jr. while he was a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia, 1948.
Ralph Keeling
Author of the other "Keeling" curve - atmospheric oxgyen.

Ralph Keeling's website

Robert Ballard
Geologist and Explorer

"Our family was the first family to grow up in the Claremont development", a neighborhood of San Diego.
John Wesley Powell
Geologist, explorer, ethnographer and administrator

Powell, a disabled Civil War veteran, was the first leader of a scientific survey down the path of the Colorado River along the Grand Canyon. He was second Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, recognized the limited water supply in the arid western states and ended his career as founding Director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution.
Clarence King
American geologist and mountaineer

First director of the U.S. Geological Survey
"Rick" Sturckow
Astronaut and test pilot

Born in La Mesa, considers his hometown Lakeside and graduate of Grossmont High School in San Diego. Commander of Space Shuttle Mission STS-117 and others.

NASA preflight interviews:
• STS-117
Tom Dibblee

A man who has mapped a significant portion of the State of California. "Tom often mapped in remote areas, camping out with enough food and water for a week, sleeping each night sheltered from the wind on the car seat with one door open and a board extending outward on which to rest his legs. This enabled him to cover a lot of ground at little expense."
Sally Ride
Professor of Physics at UCSD, astrophysicist, astronaut and first American woman in space.

Science & Exploration
Through interviews, the "Academy of Achievement brings students face-to-face with the extraordinary leaders, thinkers and pioneers who have shaped our world."
Academy of Achievement

Image credits
Left-to-right and top-to-bottom:
  • Charles David Keeling: Image courtesy The White House.
  • Elizabeth Venrick: Image courtesy Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.
  • Wolf Berger: Image courtesy Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD; photographer Marc Tule.
  • Miriam Kastner: Image courtesy Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.
  • Jacqueline Mammerickx: Image courtesy Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.
  • Scripps scientist and graduate Christine Massell: Image courtesy Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD; photographer Marc Tule.
  • Ellen Ochoa: Image courtesy NASA.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.,: Image courtesy The National Archives.
  • Ralph Keeling: Image courtesy Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD; Bob Ross Photography.
  • John Wesley Powell: Image courtesy Smithsonian Institution.
  • Clarence King: Image courtesy U.S. Geological Survey.
  • "Rick" Sturckow: Image courtesy NASA.
  • Sally Ride: Image courtesy NASA.

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