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Career Development

How the Figures Tell the Story: Graphic and Figure Workshop by the BioInspired Institute

February 11, 2020 at 1:00pm2:30pm EST

Eggers Hall, 070

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A scientist’s world consists of not only doing the science, but communicating the science via multiple types of outlets, seeking funding to do the science, etc. In other words, time is probably a scientist’s most precious resource. Therefore, when reading through papers, many scientists quickly read the title, abstract, introduction, discussion, and look through the figures to determine how relevant a paper is to either their own work or to science in general. So having a set of figures that clearly communicate the story/essence of the paper can be key in helping fellow scientists quickly decide upon its relevance. This workshop will help students and post-docs learn this important “figures telling the story” concept via a best-practices presentation followed by activities and discussion. The interdisciplinary team of Jessica MacDonald (Biology) and Jen Schwarz (Physics) is facilitating the workshop.

This workshop is part of the BioInspired Student and Postdoctoral Professional Development Program. The goal of the program is to train well-rounded, polished, career-ready scientists and engineers who will stand out in the job market. The faculty & staff of the BioInspired Institute recognize that not all development happens within the bounds of the classroom or lab, therefore graduate students and postdocs across the STEM disciplines have the opportunity to participate in this comprehensive co-curricular, professional certificate program. Read more about the program here.

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This event was published on January 28, 2020.

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