Magazine article Oceanus

It Began with the Four Guys in the Front Row

Magazine article Oceanus

It Began with the Four Guys in the Front Row

Article excerpt

Íhere they sit, two on either side of the aisle, awaiting their diplomas in the first commencement ceremonies for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Ocean Engineering in 1970. WHOI's research vessel Knorr, retired in 2014, served as a fitting backdrop.

Since then, a total of 984 degrees (947 Ph.D. and 37 master's degrees) have been officially awarded in the MIT-WHOI JP program. In the program's most recent external review in 2014, a committee of distinguished ocean scientists reported: "JP students do excellent, often world-class work. The theses of JP students are among the finest produced in the country. The JP is a national asset without which the ocean sciences in the world would be diminished."

The JP program also has one of the world's largest and most prestigious postdoctoral programs in geosciences, and in annual surveys by The Scientist magazine, WHOI has continually been voted among the top ten best places to work for postdocs.

For undergraduates, WHOI has the Summer Student Fellowship program: Every summer since 1959, top undergraduates from around the world have come to WHOI to learn about ocean science and conduct research under the guidance of WHOI scientists. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.