The JASON Foundation for Education was founded to administer the
JASON Project, an educational project begun in 1989 by Dr. Robert D. Ballard following his
discovery of the wreck of the RMS. Titanic. After receiving thousands of letters from
children who were excited by his discovery, Dr. Ballard and a team of associates dedicated
themselves to developing ways that would enable teachers and students all over the world
to take part in global explorations using advanced interactive telecommunications.
The Mission of the JASON Foundation for Education is to excite and engage students in
science and technology, and to motivate and provide professional development for their
teachers through the use of advanced interactive telecommunications. The JASON Foundation
for Education enjoys the support and expertise of a unique alliance of public, private and
non-profit organizations who are committed to improvement of science and technical
education for all students. JASON expeditions, supported by extensive professional
development for teachers and award-winning curricula, feature live, interactive broadcasts
from distinctive sites on our planet through advanced technologies in robotics, fiber
optics, television production, computer science, mechanical and electrical engineering,
and satellite communications.