Posts by Hanny Rivera

Design for Non-Designers Workshop

The Broader Impacts Group at MIT-WHOI and Academic Programs Office at WHOI are sponsoring an event on March 29th at 12-1:30 pm in Clark 507 on WHOI’s Quissett Campus called: Design for Non-Designers.  This workshop will be led by Katherine Spencer Joyce, Creative Director of WHOI Graphic Services.   There is an ever-growing number at WHOI people attempting to design…

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Dr. Jean-Luc Doumont Returns!

On January 24, 2017, Dr Jean-luc Doumont of Principiae, a communications consulting firm that specializes in technical fields, will be delivering two lectures for the WHOI community. –Making the most of your presentation, 10 am – 12 pm, Redfield Auditorium, WHOI  -Persuading others, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Redfield Auditorium, WHOI  Dr. Doumont will describe how to design,…

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Making the most of your presentation workshop

Last year, Dr. Jean-Luc Doumont of the Principiae Team offered an engaging workshop on presentation skills to the Woods Hole community. Close to 100 students and faculty from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Center and the Marine Biological Laboratory attended. Thanks to the WHOI Directorate and Communications Department, he returned to Woods Hole on January…

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Ocean as Infrastructure?

A presentation by graduate students from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design focusing on the wet world of oceans, asking, how are we shaping it, and how is it shaping us. Inland or offshore, water surround us all. Yet, as liquid landscape, the ocean represents a glaring blind spot in our field of urban vision. Catastrophic events…

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Principiae lecture: How to create effective presentations

On January 28, close to 100 people from WHOI, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and the Woods Hole Research Center gathered in Redfield auditorium to attend a lecture by Dr Jean-luc Doumont of Principiae, a communications consulting firm that specializes in technical fields. In the two hour lecture on creating effective presentation slides, Dr Doumont described…

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Off the Charts

Sponsored by the MIT Office of the Dean of Graduate Education, BIG and the WHOI Student Organization have teamed up for a new seminar series for graduate students at MIT and WHOI to learn about professional and personal topics in one lecture. With this, we hope that students come to appreciate a diversity of life paths and…

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SPI/BIG Joint Panel on Science and Policy-Making

On Thursday, August 1, 35 students from MIT and the MIT-WHOI Joint Program gathered for Common Goods: Policy-making amidst a sea of possibilities. Four panelists included Dr. Nicholas Ashford, MIT Professor of Technology and Policy. Dr. David Cash, MA Commissioner of Public Utilities, Lynne Hale, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Initiative, and Dr. Porter Hoagland at WHOI’s Marine Policy Center.…

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Bowling for New Members

The Broader Impacts Group joined forces with MIT/WHOI Joint Program representatives to sponsor a pizza and bowling night at Trade Center Bowl in Falmouth. The event had a great turnout of incoming and current graduate students, including the MIT Graduate Student Council President.  BIG representatives disseminated information about the nature of the group and how…

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