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 ]

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 ]

2016 Lecture Series to Explore How Human Activities Affect Our Environment

Reporter who broke the story of Flint, Michigan’s water crisis among featured speakers, which include prominent policy makers and scientists from across the nation What do your neighbors think about climate change? How will efforts to reduce carbon emissions impact our oceans’ ecosystems? Do Federal flood risk policies go far enough to address the impact… [ Continue Reading ]

Ten Journalists Awarded Fellowships for 18th Annual Metcalf Institute Science Immersion Workshop

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has selected ten journalists from the U.S., Nigeria and Pakistan to attend its 18th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The fellows, chosen from the largest pool of applicants in the workshop’s history, include freelance journalists and staff from a variety of media… [ Continue Reading ]