International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been observed for over a hundred years. On March 8, R/V Sally Ride had a science party of eighteen, eleven of whom were female. Professors, engineers, technicians, undergrad and graduate students, and even high school students come to do their research on the ship.  Click to learn more about female chief scientists and to watch videos about their science … Read More

Veteran’s Day

Today I’d like to highlight some of the military veterans onboard R/V Sally Ride, who work as members of the crew.  CJ, an oiler, was a US Naval officer on nuclear submarines for 7 years. He became interested in sustainability and, upon leaving the service, saw research vessels as the logical place to pursue that passion.   Erik, the day oiler, was … Read More

The Talk I was Going to Give…

Tam O’Shaughnessy is Cofounder of Sally Ride Science and Executive Director of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. She was Sally Ride’s life partner.  The Talk I Was Going to Give for the R/V Sally Ride Commissioning Ceremony on Friday 10/28/2016.   Unfortunately, I fell ill with a sinus infection after traveling the previous 10 days and could not attend … Read More