Metcalf News

SciComm Participants Ready to Engage Decision Makers

You’re a scientist working on cutting-edge research that could inform future policies and regulations on important issues. So how do you get your work in the hands of decision makers? Metcalf Institute held a SciComm Exchange, supported by Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR, at Brown University, April 11, to help researchers engage the state’s policymakers and… [ Continue Reading ]


SciComm Exchange: Moving Research to Action

What role can researchers play in policy decisions that shape the future of our state? How can your research contribute to evidence-based outcomes and strategies on a range of issues including budgets, healthcare policies, economic strategies, energy and the environment? Finding ways to get your research into the hands of policymakers and community leaders can… [ Continue Reading ]


24 Finalists Selected for Annual Science Immersion Fellowship for Journalists

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has selected 24 finalists for its 2017 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The journalists are vying for ten fellowships to attend the Institute’s 19th annual workshop, June 4 – 9, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. The finalists, selected from a competitive pool… [ Continue Reading ]


Metcalf Expanding Its Reach

The colorful graphic tells an important story. Metcalf Institute has significantly broadened its reach over the past decade, meeting the need for science training for journalists and the growing demand for communications training for scientists. On any given day, our alumni journalists are reporting on dozens of stories for large and small news organizations, collectively… [ Continue Reading ]


Science Communication Training: Meeting the Growing Demand

Metcalf Institute has been actively working to meet the growing demand for science communication training over the past several years. This fall has been especially busy with three programs dedicated to making scientists more effective communicators. In October, researchers studying microscopic life beneath the ocean seafloor participated in a Metcalf science communication workshop at the… [ Continue Reading ]