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 Biological Oceanography student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program and I study toxic or harmful algae – the species responsible for the phenomena called “red tides”. Harmful algal blooms are increasing in frequency, intensity, and duration in freshwater and marine environments on a global scale, and I am interested in how this expansion is associated with a changing climate. I believe that outreach and education are just as important as the research itself, and we need to connect people with their local environment and the scientists who study it. One of my primary objectives is strengthening the link between public education, outreach, and broader impacts and the MIT, WHOI, and local communities through this website.
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 love science, because science humbles us by forcing humans to take the natural world as it is and learn from it. So, I think there is an important philosophical lesson that even non-scientists can enjoy and scientists could do more to appreciate. In my broader impact activities, I strive to capture and communicate the spirit of the scientific experience as well as the important facts and theories. After all, imagination and creativity are as much a part of science as observation and reason.
I am a PhD candidate in Chemical Oceanography within the MIT-WHOI Joint Program. I am researching coral reefs and how they respond to changes in their environment. I am interested in broader impacts activities, because these activities help me keep an eye on the big picture −how science and society influence one another. I am particularly interested in using art and social media to engage others in the dialogue about science.