2022 Metcalf Institute Training and Public Events

As an early-career grad student, the winter intensive was a great way to think about what I would like to get out of graduate school and the types of careers I want to prepare for.
2022 CDP Winter Intensive participant

Career Development Program (CDP) Winter Intensive: Professional Skills for Researchers
January 20-21, 2022

Understanding Your Individual Development Plan
Cara Mitnick, Director of Professional Development, URI Graduate School

Fundamentals of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility
Asta Habtemichael, Ph.D. candidate in Oceanography

Insights on Project Management
Zahra Madani – Project Manager, Gel4Med, Inc.
Kersey Sturdivant – Principal Scientist, INSPIRE Environmental
Catalina Martinez – Regional Program Manager, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Applying Neuroscience Research for Effective Time Management
David Badre
, Professor, Brown University

How to Develop Effective Mentoring Relationships
Renetta Garrison Tull
Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the University of California, Davis

Conducting Ethical Peer Review
Rebecca W. Walton,
Utah State University

The Winter Intensive gave me a necessary nudge to sit and think about what I want in my future career- and then actually plan out the tangible steps for how to get there.
CDP Participant
Career Development Program: Spring 2022 Job Readiness Series
February-April 2022

Salary Negotiation Virtual Seminar
February 23, 2022

Lisa Kuosmanen, URI Center for Career and Experiential Education, Cara Mitnick, URI Graduate School, and Peg Lamere, Toray Plastics

Essentials of Leadership in STEM
April 6, 2022
Dr. Tolani Olagundoye, clinical assistant professor at URI

Fundamentals of Science Communication
April 14, 2022
Dr Sunshine Menezes, executive director, URI Metcalf Institute

Master Gardener Core Training: Inclusive Community Engagement
URI Master Gardeners presentation by Dr. Sunshine Menezes
April 13, 2022

Slaves for Peanuts: A Conversation with Jori Lewis
April 26, 2022
Jori Lewis, Metcalf alumna and author of Slaves for Peanuts: A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and a Crop that Changed History, and fellow journalist and Metcalf alum Moises Velasquez-Manoff

The Leeson Lecture: Creating Flood-Prepared Communities: A Policy Agenda
June 16, 2022
Laura Lightbody, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Annual Public Lecture Series
June 13-17, 2022

Mind the Gaps: Accounting for Present and Future Flood Risk
Dr. Oliver Wing, Fathom

Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience and Justice
Dr. Marccus Hendricks, University of Maryland

Lessons from Houston: Remembering and Reimagining Life with Floods
Dr. Lacy Johnson, Rice University, Houston Flood Museum

Community-Based Solutions to Rising Coastal Challenges
Dr. Katharine Mach, University of Miami; Xavier Cortada, University of Miami; Gabriel Ferrer, Miami Senior High School

This was truly an invaluable resource and having like-minded journalists in the same seminar, paired with profound expert sources, will surely breed life-changing pieces of journalism. Good things will definitely come from the Metcalf Fellowship and it deserves all the support it can get.”
2022 AWJ Fellow
Metcalf Institute 24th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists (AWJ)

“The only way most science, no matter how groundbreaking or important, is going to reach the public beyond the scientific community is through the media, so it’s vital that members of the media be able to cover it accurately and with understanding and nuance. This workshop gave me as a reporter the tools to achieve that accuracy, understanding, and nuance; as many science and climate journalists as possible should have access to this same training.”
2022 AWJ Fellow
Career Development Program Summer Intensive
July 14-15, 2022

Fundamentals of Science Communication, Part I and II
Sunshine Menezes,
URI Metcalf Institute

Mentoring Conversations
Kevin Alicea-Torres,
University of Puerto Rico
Jayatri Das, The Franklin Institute

Inclusion in Research Spaces
Asta Habtemichael,
URI PhD Candidate

Navigating non-academic career paths: A Career Panel and Networking Session
Kelly Canesi,
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Lauren Decker, PolArtic, LLC
Jeray Thelwell, PerkinElmer, Inc.

Strategic & Inclusive Science Communication: Principles and Practice
Aquaculture Research Institute Industry Externship Program, University of Maine, 
July 27, 2022

I feel more confident in continuing on to my PhD, as well as a better grasp of what exactly I want and the tools available; which makes me feel more prepared to actually go forward with my plans.
-2022 Career Development Program Participant
A Global Community of Practice to Meet the Climate Crisis
Matunuck Community Association, Dr. Sunshine Menezes
August 10, 2022

Inclusive Science Communication: An essential STEM leadership skill
SEAS Island Alliance Bridge to PhD Program, Dr. Sunshine Menezes
September 9, 2022

At Home on an Unruly Planet: Book Talk with Madeline Ostrander
October 26, 2022
Madeline Ostrander and Christine Woodside

2022 CDP Fall Workshop: Creating Your Individual Development Plan
Cara Mitnick, Director of Professional Development, URI Graduate School
November 30, 2022

The Individual Development Plan tool allowed me to explore future careers that I can use my degree for outside academia, it also forced me to critically evaluate my skills, goals, and values to get an idea of where I am now and how I need to improve.
2022 Career Development Program Participant
Metcalf’s 2022 Annual Report