Discoverer of the Titanic at MCC's Scholars' Day

Posted at: 04/27/2013 7:46 PM
Updated at: 04/27/2013 8:39 PM

It's one of the greatest dramas of the 20th century. The sinking of the Titanic happened 101 years ago and on Saturday the man who discovered the sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean was here in Rochester.

Robert Ballard has conducted more than 120 deep sea expeditions over his long career.

Saturday afternoon he delivered the keynote address at MCC's fifth annual Scholars' Day.

For him, when it comes to explorations, there is much more to going underwater than going up in space.

“Think about it. Try to wrap your head around it. We went up to the moon and played golf before we went to the largest feature on our planet. So why do we care about this number? It's a quarter of our planet, hello?” said Ballard.

MCC's Scholars' Day serves a showcase for academic excellence and promoting scholarship across all kinds of disciplines.