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Tiny Tea Returns! Topic: Implicit Bias

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…

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Open Access Science

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…

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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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