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

A glider’s journey in the Gulf Stream

By Hanny Rivera | August 14, 2017

Written by Joleen Heiderich We are cruising towards the open ocean in a small towboat while the Miami skyline is shrinking in the distance behind us. For Captain Pete, this short trip will be a change from his daily routine. Instead of towing boats, he will help two scientists with the deployment of an instrument…

Introducing the new JP-student blog!

By Hanny Rivera | August 7, 2017

You probably want to start your own blog and share all your adventures, breakthroughs, mishaps, and sometimes sheer frustration with the world, right? Yet, the thought of setting up a website, having to fight with yet another computer language, and be witty and charming on semi-regular basis on top of all your research duties pretty…

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…