Prof. Smith selected for National Academy of Science’s Sackler Colloquium Early Career Researcher Award
MAF faculty member Dr. Hollie Smith has been selected as a recipient of the National Academy of Science’s Sackler Colloquium Early Career Researcher Award. Smith, an assistant professor in communication studies and marine affairs, is one of ten researchers from across the U.S. to receive the award. Smith’s collaborative research, with partners at the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting and URI’s College of Arts & Sciences, focuses on how journalists cover scientific topics and what innovative approaches to science journalism could bridge the gaps between mainstream media and scientific institutions. As a recipient, Smith will travel to Washington DC in November to participate in the third annual Science of Science Communication Sackler Colloquium.