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Oceanographer visits with Ti students

TED presenter David Gallo shares his work

Oceanographer David Gallo shared his experiences with Ticonderoga Middle School students recently through a video conference.

Oceanographer David Gallo shared his experiences with Ticonderoga Middle School students recently through a video conference.

— Gallo’s video conference was arranged by Frank Shaw, a science teacher at Ti Middle School. A navy submarine veteran, Shaw has known Gallo for more than 25 years.

“When I was in the Navy I worked with some specialized equipment that was used in a couple of scientific studies,” Shaw said. “I actually went out to sea with Bob Ballard (who led the expedition that found the Titanic wreckage) a few times and met David. He’s a great guy and loves talking to the students.”

Shaw believes Gallo has a great message for students.

“Before we can get kids into STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) programs, they have to believe they can do it,” Shaw said. “David’s message is that they can do it. He overcame ADD, went to a community college and learned to love science. Our kids can do this, too.”

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