Spotlight on Metcalf Institute Alumni: Robert S. Eshelman

Journalist Robert S. Eshelman is looking forward to diving back into one of the most important environmental beats of our time: climate change. “That story will evolve over the rest of my lifetime and it poses the greatest existential threat to all human kind.” An alumnus of Metcalf Institute’s 2012 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for… [ Continue Reading ]

Metcalf Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing Science to the Conversation at Annual Public Lecture Series

NARRAGANSETT, RI – What does a former U.S. EPA administrator have to say about the current state of environmental protection? How can we effectively weigh the credibility of scientific information in the age of “fake news?” What impact is extreme weather having on our water quality? These topics and more will take center stage at… [ Continue Reading ]

Ten journalists Awarded Fellowships for 19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop

2017 Annual Workshop | Workshop Fellows | View Past Workshop Programs | Alumni     The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has awarded fellowships to ten journalists to attend its 19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.  The Metcalf Fellows, chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants representing 44… [ Continue Reading ]

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 ]

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 ]