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MIT-WHOI Joint Program

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William McLean, mate on the Sea Education Association's SSV Corwith Cramer, teaches MIT-WHOI Joint Program (JP) students celestial navigation using a sextant during the annual Jake Peirson Summer Cruise. Every year, admitted students are welcomed to the program with a 10-day cruise in the North Atlantic, on which they gain practical experience in oceanographic research as they investigate biological, chemical, physical and geological characteristics of the marine environment. Popular Science recently named WHOI one of the Top 25 "Most Awesome College Labs." (Photo By Donglai Gong, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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