I am a MIT/WHOI Joint Program student in the Marine Geology and Geophysics department and I am interested in understanding the climate system and how it is changing due to global warming. I want to share my love for science with others because I think that scientific literacy is crucial in our technological society and that scientific findings should be shared with everyone. With BIG I hope to help our scientific community hone their skills to communicate with each other and with those outside of academia.
I am a student at the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry department of Woods Hole. While studying the ocean carbon cycle, I hope to pursue new and creative skills in communicating this science. I believe that communication provides opportunities for scientists to learn about the broader impacts of their research, just as much as it opens science to non-scientists.
I like food trucks, Brazil, and the beach.
I am a MIT/WHOI Joint Program student in Biological Oceanography and am intererested in problems at the intersection of public health and water resource management. My research focuses on toxic or harmful algae – the species responsible for harmful algal blooms (“red tides”) – and in particular how warming temperatures will affect bloom initiation. I believe it is increasingly important for scientists to actively facilitate public understanding of science. My primary objective in BIG is facilitating a link between the MIT and WHOI science and broader audiences.
In 140 characters: As Media assistant, I help share BIG's message and spread word of our events. I study marine mammals and human impacts on their populations.
I am a Ph.D. student in the Marine Geology and Geophysics department. I am also an avid linguist and traveler, who seeks to promote communication across cultural boundaries. I love science, because it asks us to learn from the world as it is, rather than how we want it to be. In my broader impacts activities, I strive to capture and communicate the spirit of being a scientist in addition to the relevant facts and theories. After all, imagination and creativity are as much a part of science as observation and reason.
At the moment, I am studying mineral deposits associated with deep sea hydrothermal vents. By examining the chemistry and isotopic ratios of these minerals, I intend to learn more about the unique environments in which they occur. If successful, this research will eventually be used to help explore for new mineral and biotechnology resources.