Metcalf News

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 ]


Journalists Gain New Perspective on Climate Change and Energy

As the U.S. power sector does its part to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees by 2100, a goal set in the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, more than 40 journalists have new tools to help them cover these emerging stories. The journalists, from all over the country, participated in Metcalf Institute’s daylong seminar, Power Sector… [ Continue Reading ]