Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 19

Inspiring scientific curiosity


This week I present a short interview with science communication expert Dr. Universe, from Washington State University.  She writes a regular column that answers kids’ (and adults’) questions about science. Name: Dr. Wendy Sue Universe Occupation: Writer, scientist, cat Hobbies: Answering questions, chasing red dots, taking naps   -How did you become Dr. Universe? Ever …

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Oct 16

Data visualization a la Edward Tufte

Bridget and Gen's Tufte summary

Edward Tufte is the guru of data visualization. He’s written several books on how to best visualize complex data, including scathing critiques of how poorly organized visuals contributed to crises such as the Columbia space shuttle disaster. While I personally wasn’t impressed with Dr. Tufte’s course when I attended one a few years ago, there’s …

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