The Team

Ship Location

Channel Islands, USA

Scott Hara

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Navigatior
Graduate Student
University of Rhode Island

Tell us about your work / research. What kinds of things do you do?

What sparked your initial interest in your career?

Ever since high school, I knew that I was bound to become either an architect or an engineer. Community college ended up shifting my focus to engineering exclusively, and I specialized as a result of my passion for robotics and marine systems.

Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?

Definitely, the teachers who got me to love problem-solving. If I didn't love what I was doing, I probably wouldn't have made it this far.

What element of your work / study do you think is the most fascinating?

What other jobs led you to your current career?

I worked as an I.T. support technician for all of my undergrad, joined the robotics club in my major, and then helped re-form the club for the next generation of ocean engineering students coming through the program. My job as a technician helped me with troubleshooting computer related issues under a wide range of circumstances which has paid dividends.

What are your degrees and certifications?

Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering -- University of Rhode Island, 2015. Masters of Science in Ocean Engineering -- University of Rhode Island, In Progress

What are your hobbies?

What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a career like yours?

How did you get involved with the Nautilus Exploration Program? How did you get on the ship?

I learned about Nautilus through lab work and proximity to the ISC throughout undergrad and had the fortune of going out last season as a navigator in training/mapping watch stander.