Archive for September 2017

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

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…

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Sept 15th – Scientist’s Dilemma Lunch Series Continues

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…

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Sept 19th – Social Media Workshop

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…

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We’ll be back next week!

Sometimes writing is exhausting. We’re taking a short break this week. We’ll be back next Monday, September 18. We want to take a moment to remember all of those affected during the September 11, 2001 tragedies. Our hearts also go out to Florida and the Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma this past weekend.  

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Why is wave climate important?

When scientists and non-scientists alike hear the word “climate,” often what springs to mind are concepts relating to the atmosphere: air temperature, greenhouse gases, wind, rain, storms, etc. In fact, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that, “Climate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the ‘average weather’ … [which is defined more…

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