University of Miami: Saltwater Semester offers students hands-on learning
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India, Sept. 22 -- Sequencing the DNA of mussels is not something that Sthefano Orellana expected to learn during his first four years of college.But Orellana is now well-versed in the practice. It is one piece of a research project to determine whether certain mussels are more equipped to weather waves than others. And he is spending hours in the lab this fall honing these techniques, and others, as part of Saltwater Semester, a new hands-on program offered to undergraduates studying marine science at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science."I've been passionate about marine biology since I was 6 years old," said Orellana, an Ecuador native who wants to become a marine biologist. "Saltwater Seme...
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