Happy Hour with BIG in Woods Hole

By Dina Pandya | July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015 at the Captain Kidd BIG announces a happy hour event on Wednesday, July 8 at the Captain Kidd (Woods Hole) to meet and learn from Joanna Lowell, a PhD graduate who has used her technical training to bring science out of the lab. Following her PhD in biochemistry, Joanna has worked in…

Making the most of your presentation workshop

By Hanny Rivera | January 26, 2015

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…

Ocean as Infrastructure?

By Hanny Rivera | May 16, 2014

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…

Lights, Cameras, Action, Adventure! Helping the world see itself as you do.

By Hanny Rivera | May 8, 2014

Have you ever: -Wanted to use photographs or videos to publicize your work but don’t know where to start (or secretly wish someone else would do it for you)? -Wanted more opportunities to explore the art of imaging and visual media production? The MIT/WHOI Broader Impacts Group invites you to Lights, Cameras, Action, Adventure! Helping…

Principiae lecture: How to create effective presentations

By Hanny Rivera | January 28, 2014

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…

Off the Charts

By Hanny Rivera | January 6, 2014

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…

A Versatile PhD: industry, education, policy, and consulting career paths after graduate school

By Hanny Rivera | November 19, 2013

As graduate students, we are most exposed to the well-traveled career paths to academia, but what else can you do with a PhD in Oceanography, or any field for that matter? On November 19, the MIT/WHOI Broader Impacts Group and COSEE will co-host a Science Café at the Captain Kidd titled “A Versatile PhD: industry,…

SPI/BIG Joint Panel on Science and Policy-Making

By Hanny Rivera | August 1, 2013

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.…

Bowling for New Members

By Hanny Rivera | July 13, 2013

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…

Communicate Ocean Science this weekend at World Oceans Day – New England Aquarium!

By Hanny Rivera | June 9, 2013

Communicate important science! Do crafts, look through microscopes and cuddle giant microbes! The Broader Impacts Group (BIG) will be doing demonstrations and activities at the New England Aquarium on World Oceans Day. Our booth “Making the Invisible Visible: The Secret, Bizarre, and Amazing World of Plankton” is complete with giant microbe plush toys, microscope demonstrations,…

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