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

What WiXII wants: How Women at MIT are Working for Equality

By Hanny Rivera | September 24, 2017

Written By: Suzi Clark Women at MIT have decided it’s time for a change. The Department of Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) has been a staple of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1983. Its scientists have published thousands of papers in topics ranging from the solid earth 3,000 miles below our feet to…

Students off to Sea; 20 Students, 30 Hours at Sea: A headfirst dive into fieldwork.

By Hanny Rivera | September 17, 2017

Written By: Eeshan Bhatt, Jacob Forsyth, and Joleen Heiderich Months of planning all converged on 30 hours at sea aboard the new WHOI-operated research vessel, R/V Neil Armstrong. For not a lot of time at sea, we had quite a bit to do and a lot to learn. Our cruise took us out through the…

Oceanos: WHOI en Español e Português

By Hanny Rivera | September 17, 2017

Our first ever bilingual event was a great success. We had twelve dynamic presentations and broadcasted the event live over facebook. If you missed it you can watch it here!

Sept 15th – Scientist’s Dilemma Lunch Series Continues

By Hanny Rivera | September 15, 2017

The second lunch in Scientist’s Dilemma series continues, September 15th, 12-1pm in Fenno 107. We are excited to have Ben Van Mooy of WHOI and Nicole Bartlett of NOAA join us to discuss the intricacies of Hiring & Applying for science related jobs. How do you chose a candidate that will ultimately be successful in your…

Sept 19th – Social Media Workshop

By Hanny Rivera | September 15, 2017

Broader Impacts Group (BIG) is organizing a Social Media Workshop led by JP student Gabi Serrato Marks on Tuesday September 19th from 4:15-5:15 pm in the Student Lounge.  This interactive workshop will focus on using Twitter and Instagram to communicate science and make your research more accessible to a public audience. Gabi will give a short…