Category: The MBL Global Community

The Art of Science Communication: A Visit from the Alan Alda Center

The Art of Science Communication: A Visit from the Alan Alda Center

By Gisella Higuera Falmouth STEM Boosters, a local volunteer group, invited all Woods Hole science professionals to attend an interactive workshop presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Approximately 150 people attended the session, held on April 28 at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). The goal was to help scientists improve their storytelling

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Five Boundary-Pushing MBL Affiliates Receive HHMI Investigator Awards

Five Boundary-Pushing MBL Affiliates Receive HHMI Investigator Awards

Among the most-appreciated awards in biology are the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Awards, which provide outstanding scientists with generous and flexible research funding for significant periods of time (and a reprieve from the time-consuming cycle of grant-writing). Five of the 19 scientists recently named 2018 HHMI Investigators are members of the MBL’s research,

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Ten MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ten MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ten members of the MBL’s research, education, and alumni communities are newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the Academy recognizes “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research” and is widely considered a mark of excellence in science. It is one of the highest honors a scientist can attain. Among the MBL

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MBL Affiliates Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

MBL Affiliates Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Eight members of the MBL education and alumni communities are newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Biological Sciences division. Founded in 1780, the Academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world. The new class will be inducted at

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Nine MBL Affiliates are Named Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Nine MBL Affiliates are Named Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Nine of the 96 newly announced Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology have spent time at the Marine Biological Laboratory as researchers, course faculty or students. The new Fellows join the ranks of 2,500 scientists, many of whom have also been awarded Nobel Prizes, Lasker Awards, or the National Medal of Science. Fellows have

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MBL Researchers Contribute to Children’s Book on Impacts of Fertilizers and Pesticides

MBL Researchers Contribute to Children's Book on Impacts of Fertilizers and Pesticides

Jane Tucker, senior research assistant in the MBL Ecosystems Center, co-wrote this new book for children that explains why treating your lawn and garden with fertilizers and pesticides can harm local waterways and wildlife. The book reinforces a long-standing research focus at the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) site in northeastern Massachusetts, which

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