Communicate Your Science Workshop

July 17, 2023 to July 31, 2023
Every week
3:00 pm
CSRB NTA room 401, 4th floor

Instructors: Vivian Gonzalez-Perez, PhD, and Jhoan Aguilar, PhD student

Your instructors will guide you through the process of building scientific graphics for oral communication, how to organize a poster for a conference and how to create an efficient PowerPoint for oral presentation. This workshop will also help you build your poster for the final summer presentation of your data.

Monday, July 17, 3-5 PM: How to organize data and prepare figures

CSRB NTA room 401, 4th floor

You will be guided and taught on the use of two different software programs: 

GraphPad Prism

Drs. Brings and Massaly will provide you with a couple of data sets that you will be able to analyze and run statistics on. Additionally, they will guide you to the process of building a scientific representation of those data sets, include statistics on those graphics, and export them as images.

Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

This software from the Microsoft suite will come handy in managing, creating and building multi-panel figures as well as your overall poster. You will be guided through the basic functions offered by this software to organize and uniform your graphic designs.

In addition, Drs. Brings and Massaly will provide insights on designing, creating, and presenting both a poster (using Microsoft PowerPoint) session. After this session, students will be asked to prepare a poster to present to the department on Thursday, August 11.

Monday, July 24, 3-5 PM: How to create multi-panel figures, add legends, and discuss results 

CSRB NTA room 401, 4th floor

Having your data sorted and prepared, your instructors will help you create the poster you will present on Thursday, August 10th. You will use Microsoft PowerPoint to this end and be provided with a template to include all the methods you used this summer, the graphs you created, add figure legends, discussion of your results, and finalize a poster to be printed within the week.

Monday, July 31, 3-5 PM: How to present your poster 

CSRB NTA room 401, 4th floor

This session will be held to help with training and the last adjustments for your poster presentation, which will take place on Thursday, August 10th. Using the poster you designed with the data you gathered during your summer internship, you will present your project in front of the classroom. Input from your classmate and instructors will help you fix the last details for your upcoming presentation in front of the department.