Posts by Hanny Rivera

Navigating a sea of choices: SWMS Symposium

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…

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Diving in the wake of a hurricane

Written by: Genevieve Flaspohler About the author: Genevieve Flaspohler is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the MIT-WHOI Joint program. She is a member of the WHOI Autonomous Robotics and Perception Laboratory (WARPLab) and researches machine learning and computer vision algorithms for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). She is especially interested in…

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Following snails around the world

Written By: Lauren Dykman Many scientists can link their research interests or career trajectory back to a childhood fascination. The ability to recognize beauty and intrigue in the mundane and every-day is a talent strongest in childhood, and many scientists seem to maintain this ability throughout life. Such a childhood fascination struck me when I…

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Once upon a time, scientists were told they should tell stories…

  If you’ve ever been to/heard/read/seen/smelled even the most basic talks on science communication strategies the one thing you’ve probably been told (over and over) is to tell stories. Perhaps I was born without the apparently universal intuition for what a “story” should be, but I always find it incredibly frustrating that many times the…

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The Superb Owl

  JP’ers were too enthralled searching for the Superb Owl this weekend to write a blog post. Turns out we found some eagles instead… We’ll be back next week!  

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Sketchnoting, or how to tame your thoughts

Shortly after ringing in the New Year, I headed to San Francisco for the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), where scientists gathered to share their most newly acquired knowledge about the behavior, genetics, locomotion, evolution, metabolism, and many other aspects of just about every branch of the tree of…

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We’ve bitten off more than we can chew

Writing blogs while digesting Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting. As the holidays can also induce similar bouts of lethargy, we’ll be back in the new year. Have a fabulous holiday season, and Happy New Year! If you were wondering about the picture: It’s a shark that got a bit too curious about WHOI science and…

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Discussing climate science from all angles: 2017 Graduate climate conference

Written by Jacob Forsyth While international world leaders met in Bonn to discuss how to address our changing climate, a lesser known climate-orientated meeting occurred simultaneously. In Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 84 graduate students from many disciplines of climate research gathered for the 11th annual Graduate Climate Conference (GCC). Graduate students from the Massachusetts Institution of…

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Tiny tea comes to WHOI

Inspired by Suzi Clark’s awesome blog post on the Tiny Tea event being held at MIT, Women in Course XII, BIG, and WHOI’s Gender Equity Advisory Committee (GEPAC) will be bringing the discussions to the Cape. Join us on Thursday, November 30th, at 10:30 am in Carriage House for a discussion on how to be an…

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Swimming in confidence: Recap of SWMS 2017 fall symposium

Written By: Christina Hernandez The Society for Women in Marine Science brings together marine scientists of all career levels to discuss the diverse experiences of women in marine science, celebrate the research done by women in the field, and promote the visibility of women in the marine science community. The Society for Women in Marine…

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