Metcalf News

Journalists Invited to Apply for Career-Changing Science Immersion Fellowship

Would you like to take your reporting to the next level of excellence? Do you have the science background, tools, and sources to break new stories and advance your career? Call for Applications The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its 19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop… [ Continue Reading ]


Power Sector in the Hot Seat: Challenges, Opportunities & Goals for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Seminar for journalists to focus on the bsiness of limiting global warming on the heels of the Paris Agreement Now that the ink is dry on the historic Paris Climate Agreement singed in April, the energy sector will play a major role in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by 2100. This role is complicated… [ Continue Reading ]


Researchers Sharpen Their Writing Skills

Nearly 30 Rhode Island researchers left Metcalf Institute’s Science Communication Workshop at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus better prepared to write for influential audiences. The workshop, supported by Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR, helped participants build their confidence in writing grant proposals, conference abstracts, and manuscripts for scientific and non-scientific audiences, draft news releases… [ Continue Reading ]


Fellows Leave Workshop With Stories, Skills and Confidence

  “My head is alive with so many ideas,” said freelance reporter Kate Siber as she headed home after an intensive week at Metcalf Institute’s 18th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO). She was one of ten Fellows selected to attend the workshop, which… [ Continue Reading ]


Helping Researchers Communicate Science

Metcalf is gearing up for a full-day science communication workshop in July to help Rhode Island researchers formulate effective and audience-appropriate messages and practice different types of writing. The workshop will be open to natural and social science faculty, research staff, and graduate students with funding from the Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate… [ Continue Reading ]