The Broader Impacts Group Kickoff at the MIT Museum

On Monday February 11, the Broader Impacts Group hosted a Cambridge Kickoff meeting at the MIT Museum. The meeting featured speaker John Bohannon, a creative communicator of science who has engaged the public not only via science writing, but through the cutting-edge medium of dance. About 25 participants attended, coming from a range of MIT departments, from earth science to science writing, and backgrounds, from students to museum curators. Our BIG officers- Sarah, Alice, Guy- and John Bohannon led an active discussion on the merits, challenges and methods of science communication, and on potential collaborations that might arise from a BIG’s presence in Cambridge. Many ideas made their rounds around the room, including events with the MIT Museum and MIT’s Public Service Center. Stay tuned for more to come…