Events

Metcalf Institute SciComm Exchange


16 Apr 2014

Faculty & Staff/ Harrington School-Wide

NEW YORK TIMES JOURNALIST FEATURED SPEAKER AT METCALF INSTITUTE SCICOMM EXCHANGE FOR RESEARCHERS

SciComm Exchange on April 16th to address the challenges of communicating scientific uncertainty, especially in the context of climate change

 

SciComThe University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography’s Metcalf Institute will hold a SciComm Exchange for Rhode Island researchers on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the URI’s Carothers Library in Kingston, RI.  The one-hour lunchtime session will feature Cornelia Dean, New York Times science journalist and distinguished lecturer and writer-in-residence at Brown University.

 

 

Metcalf Institute’s SciComm Exchanges, supported by Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), are part of an ongoing effort to help Rhode Island research faculty, staff, and graduate students strengthen their communication skills through informal conversations with their peers and communication experts.

 

Cornelia Dean will share her perspectives on the challenges researchers face when communicating scientific uncertainty, especially in the context of climate change.  The SciComm Exchange series comes as news organizations and the public digest the latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report   Researchers will be encouraged to discuss these issues and Dean’s insights through informal exchanges with their colleagues at the April 16th lunchtime program.

 

The SciComm Exchange is open to all faculty, research staff and graduate students from colleges or universities in Rhode Island.  Lunch is included and registration is free, but space is limited, so participants should register here by April 14th.