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Dr. Jean-Luc Doumont Returns!

By Hanny Rivera | January 15, 2017

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, construct, and present slides to clearly…

There’s a Scientist in my Classroom!

By hgordon | October 22, 2015
A scientist in your classroom

October 22, 2015 at Clark, Quisset Campus, WHOI On October 22nd, over thirty Cape Cod scientists and teachers convened for the first Woods Hole-based There’s a Scientist in my Classroom! workshop of Cape Cod. Following the format of previous meetings at MIT in Cambridge, MA, this workshop provided a space for K-12 teachers from the Falmouth (and surrounding) area to meet…

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 the non-profit sector to promote research…

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 26, 2015 to lead a second…

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 sometimes remind of its influence – a…

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 the world see itself as you…

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 how to design, construct and present…

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 feel empowered to forge their own.…

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, education, policy, and consulting career paths…

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. These experts engaged in an in-depth…