Arctic Relations blog – Polar Literacy Initiative

This week was #ScienceLiteracyWeek in Canada, and as part of the campaign, the Arctic Relations blog asked Janice McDonnell, STEM Agent in the Department of Youth Development, to share her thoughts on developing and Using the Polar Literacy Principles in Science Communication. We encourage you to check out her thoughts...

Eight Weeks of Intensive Virtual Learning

Two weeks. That is the amount of time Janice McDonnell and Sage Lichtenwalner, Co-PIs of the OOI Ocean Data Lab Project, had to create an eight-week intensive, hands-on virtual program for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) students, who couldn’t attend their original programs due to COVID-19 restrictions. McDonnell and Lichtenwalner...

Summer REU with the Data Labs Project and RIOS

During this unprecedented time in our history when students are required to “stay at home” due to government imposed rules, we developed a virtual learning and research opportunity to work with previously accepted and displaced REU students to build their capacity to work with large online and openly accessible data...

Marine Science Family Night at McKinley Community School

In New Brunswick, Rutgers scientists teamed up with the local school district to develop a series of Science Family Nights. Funded by Rutgers’ 4-H Department of Youth Development and Cooperative Extension, and AT&T, this series sets out to inspire and engage the next generation of science-informed students. Students and their families had...

Rutgers University Marine Field Station Outreach 2019

Rutgers Marine Field Station (RUMF) have significantly expanded our outreach activities in recent years. Along with our annual Open House events, which have attracted 1,450 visitors to the Station over the last three years, we have also expanded our programs for visiting college classes to include hands-on activities (bridgenet sampling,...

DMCS graduate students representing in D.C.

Three oceanography grad students (Heidi Yeh, Austin Grubb, and Brittany Schieler) spent two days in DC on a trip sponsored by the science policy and advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR) group. They took part in science policy and communication workshops at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They...