The Broader Impacts Group

 provides graduate students with avenues, opportunities, and a network to extend the impact of their research and scientific expertise to the realms of policy, environmental sustainability, science communication, and education.

News & Events

BIG Summer Planning Meeting

By Hanny Rivera | July 20, 2017

  On Thursday, July 20, 2017, we held a productive meeting in the JP student lounge to discuss some of the ideas and projects BIG has in their pipeline. We would love to have you join in and help! Below are a few of the projects that could use more hands:     Blog Managers/Editors: …

Scientist’s Dilemma Lunch Series

By Hanny Rivera | July 17, 2017

July 21st, 2017 12:00-1:00 pm – Watson 201; ongoing thereafter   JP Student, Julia Middleton, and WHOI scientist Liz Kujawinski have organized a new lunch discussion series focusing on scientific ethics and other challenges facing scientists in our modern world. The first meeting on Scientific Communication and Advocacy will be on July 21, 2017. Hanny Rivera,…

Oceanos: WHOI en Español e Português

By Hanny Rivera | July 17, 2017

September 16, 2017 – 2:00-4:00 pm – Clark 507   Come experience science in a whole new language. JP student, Gabriela Farfan, and WHOI researcher, Luis Valentin-Alvarado, have organized Oceanos, a new event at WHOI that seeks to make the research being done at WHOI accessible to members of the local Cape Cod community (and visitors) who speak Spanish…

Design for Non-Designers Workshop

By Hanny Rivera | March 20, 2017

The Broader Impacts Group at MIT-WHOI and Academic Programs Office at WHOI are sponsoring an event on March 29th at 12-1:30 pm in Clark 507 on WHOI’s Quissett Campus called: Design for Non-Designers.  This workshop will be led by Katherine Spencer Joyce, Creative Director of WHOI Graphic Services.   There is an ever-growing number at WHOI people attempting to design…

Dr. Jean-Luc Doumont Returns!

By Hanny Rivera | January 15, 2017

On January 24, 2017, Dr Jean-luc Doumont of Principiae, a communications consulting firm that specializes in technical fields, will be delivering two lectures for the WHOI community. –Making the most of your presentation, 10 am – 12 pm, Redfield Auditorium, WHOI  -Persuading others, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Redfield Auditorium, WHOI  Dr. Doumont will describe how to design,…