Category: Uncategorized

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

Continue reading

MBL’s New Digital Classroom Allows Simultaneous Viewing of Microscope Images

MBL's New Digital Classroom Allows Simultaneous Viewing of Microscope Images

Who wants to wait in a long line to peer into a microscope? Nobody! Which is why the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) course students were excited last week to play with the new “Digital Classroom” projection system in their lab. The system sends microscope images wirelessly to an iPad, which projects them on a screen

Continue reading

Research will Compare Landscape Responses to Climate Variations

Research will Compare Landscape Responses to Climate Variations

MBL Senior Scientist Edward Rastetter has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the responses of several natural, land-based ecosystems to variations in climate and landscape disturbances. Unlike agricultural ecosystems that rely heavily on an external supply of nutrients through fertilizer application, most natural terrestrial ecosystems, such as forests, prairies, and tundra,

Continue reading