Science Communication Using Data Storytelling


Science communication is, in essence, the practice of describing to others about the research you do. One effective method is through data storytelling-- incorporating graphs and visualizations into a narrative to convey specific insights from your results. Science communication is a vital skill that can be used to drive practical change and clarify meaning about a research topic, and especially to engage with public audiences and scholars unfamiliar with your research. Researchers at UNCW will describe their experiences about how they have effectively communicated their own research to various audiences with the use of figures, visualizations, infographics, and other data objects. This panel will thus offer several disciplinary perspectives about what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to wrangling a research project into a concise, clear narrative.  The session will be geared especially (but not exclusively!) for graduate students.

About the Panelists:

    Dr. Ian Weaver (moderator)—Assistant Professor, Department of English
    Dr. Kevin McClure—Associate Professor of Higher Education, Department of Educational Leadership
    Dr. Peter Haproff—Assistant Professor of Geology, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
    Dr. Wendy Strangman—Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
    Jared Kerr—Clinical Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator, Clinical Research Program, School of Nursing

Date: Thursday, February 16 at 3:00-4:00pm
Speakers: Ian Weaver (moderator), Kevin McClure, Peter Haproff, Wendy Strangman, Jared Kerr

Event/Exhibit Information
February 16, 2023 - 3:00pm