Writing about Data: March 19, 2013. 4:30-6:00 Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
Many researchers begin their writing process by discussing the results of their experiments, observations or case studies. Writing effective, compelling statements about results helps these researchers write the rest of their papers. This workshop will teach you a flexible six-part "formula" for discussing your data that will help both expert and non-expert readers understand the significance of your results and conclusions. We will also cover some effective ways to talk about inconsistent data or to acknowledge flaws in your data while still maintaining that your overall results and conclusions are sound. Finally, we will cover some basic principles for creating intelligible, reader-friendly graphs and tables. Refreshments will be served.
Designing Scientific Posters: Apirl 23, 2013. 4:30-6:00 Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
This workshop will focus on how to design effective scientific research posters. We will discuss good and bad examples of scientific posters and then teach you how to use emphasis and create a compelling visual "story" or narrative about your research project and findings. You will learn about how to use whitespace effectively and how to use a grid to create an effective visual layout. We will also review the logistics of printing your poster on campus at CMU. Special Guest Terry Irwin, Head of School of Design, will be presenting this workshop.