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.

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Tiny Tea Returns! Topic: Implicit Bias

By Hanny Rivera | May 8, 2018

The Workplace Climate Committee, Women’s Committee and the Broader Impacts Group are hosting another Tiny Tea discussion on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Clark 507. The topic will be Implicit Bias. For background on the topic we encourage you to read this short article and/or watch this short video. If you have specific examples of implicit bias that you…

Alan Alda Communicating Science Workshop comes to Woods Hole!

By Hanny Rivera | April 23, 2018

The Falmouth STEM Boosters, NSF, MBL, WHOI, SEA and The Woods Hole Research Center, have organized a workshop by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science! This Thursday April 26, 2018! You can register here.

Open Access Science

By Hanny Rivera | April 23, 2018

Written by: Lauren Dykman “We believe in the power of research to improve the world. Sharing the fruits of research is a multiplier effect on that power of research. Open access is about increasing that multiplier, and much more.” These words by MIT Open Access Task Force undergraduate representative Herng Yi Cheng kicked off the…

Navigating a sea of choices: SWMS Symposium

By Hanny Rivera | April 9, 2018

Written by: Christina Hernandez On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the campus of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI GSO) was host to approximately 150 scientists for a symposium of the Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS). The symposium was titled “Navigating a sea of choices in marine science” and focused…

Perks and challenges of international fieldwork: A glider deployment in the Seychelles

By Joleen Heiderich | April 2, 2018

When I started working on a project investigating the Gulf Stream, little did I know that one day my job would bring me to the Seychelles. I knew that most of my PhD work would be focused on the North Atlantic, so dreaming of a trip to these lush, remote little islands in the Indian…