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The Broader Impacts Group humanizes science. We are a student-run volunteer organization, and we want to bring the things that fascinate us beyond our peers.


Our volunteers write blogs, bring exciting demos into classrooms, help out with science fairs, and do whatever we can to bring ocean science, sustainability, and policy awareness into the community.


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Recent Blog Posts

Children, your greatest [carbon] legacy

By Alia Hidayat | November 28, 2018

Written by: EeShan Bhatt “Minus one” I look towards my partner and direct her attention to some news coverage on the recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report. It details that the world has already warmed one degree Celsius relative to temperatures before the Industrial Revolution, and significant action is needed in the next…

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…