Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 26

What makes an oral presentation memorable?

By Arthur Serkov, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience student Everybody has had to at some point get across a message to someone else with the hope that this message will be memorable. The way that this message is conveyed has a critical impact on whether or not this information will be remembered or not, and this depends …

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Apr 24

Giving a perfect presentation brick by brick


by Samuel VanCleef, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience student In everyone’s life you will have to give a presentation on something whether it is in school, jobs, or even in casual conversations where you have to convey your information clearly, intelligently, passionately, and confidently. However, some presenters still have trouble with these tasks, leading the audience to …

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Apr 23

Neurodiversity: Promoting the Acceptance of Difference or Robbing Individuals of Their Voice?

By Miranda Durst, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience student The term neurodiversity may mean many different things depending on who you ask. Currently, the term neurodiversity is part of a larger political movement, typically associated with autism rights. Like many political movements, certain members of the public both strongly agree and disagree with the term neurodiversity and …

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Apr 22

Are we still selective when it comes to Diversity?


By Angela Gonzalez, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience student When we see how important “diversity” has become over the past decade or so in schools, communities, and businesses, we think of race, gender, or religion. These three majorly controversial topics are now the first thing that companies and schools pride themselves in. Many colleges now include images …

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Apr 21

Poster presentations: Cliff’s Notes of the Scientific World

By Michaela Dunn, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience student If you were anything like me in early high school, instead of actually reading all five acts of Hamlet (groan), I would often turn to Cliffs Notes (this was a different story for Much Ado About Nothing because that play is simply remarkable). For those who aren’t familiar with …

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Apr 19

Let’s Design a Poster!


By Beija Villalpando, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience student You’ve spent countless hours running experiments and analyzing data, and now the time has come to advertise your hard work with a poster. You may be thinking, “how am I going to fit months of research onto my poster?”, but let me stop you there. Your poster should …

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Apr 17

Visualizing Data

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By Alexander Tran, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience student Pictures, graphs, charts and tables are all forms of visual aids but how do we know if our visual aids are conveying what we want the audience to perceive? For example, does your visual aid follow the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” or, does it …

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Apr 15

Designing a Professional Poster Guaranteed to Turn Heads


By Diana Latypova, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience Imagine that you have a research convention coming up where you are required to present a professional poster containing a summary of a year’s worth of your research. How do you possibly fit all of your data into a 42’’ by 44’’ poster? The answer is… you don’t. When …

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