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The Environmental Resilience Institute is offering a free Data Storytelling Mini-Camp, open to all graduate students across Grounds working with sustainability and resilience related data. The program will help attendees develop data visualization skills and tell captivating science-based stories. During the 8-week long experience (one meeting per week for 2 hours each session), students will be paired with data visualization specialists. Images, figures, and scientific stories will be developed through consultation with mentors. Students will also learn from each other in a peer-learning environment and use online tools to enhance their understanding of this emerging field. Each participant will have the opportunity to present their final work to faculty and students at an upcoming ERI Graduate Research Forum event.

We welcome students ready to get to work. Students are expected to provide data for visualization (e.g. experimental data, census data, survey findings, etc.), basic computer skills, and a willingness to learn collaboratively with their peers.

Graphic by Brent Dykes

Program Outline

  • July 12thLaunch Party and Orientation (refreshments provided)
  • July 18Meet Your Mentor
  • August 16Peer Networking
  • August 23Peer Presentation Feedback
  • August 30– Final Presentation at GRF Event (refreshments provided)

Registration

Space is limited. Registration required to attend (registration closed 5 pm on July 9th)

  • Tell us briefly (1-2 sentences) about the data story you're attempting to generate. All participants are expected to provide a data set for visualization.
  • If you expect to use the product of the mini-camp in a scholarly work, tell us about it (e.g. conference presentation, competition, blog, publication, etc.)