Metcalf News

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 ]

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 ]