A key constituent in science dissemination through manuscript constructs is data presentation. Normally publishing houses provide specific guidelines for figures, plots, charts, and diagrams. Yet, we deem important that students involved in research acquire an overall understanding of the underpinning of data presentation in theses and, more importantly, manuscripts. This seminar addresses the gray areas left by those guidelines and specifics about figures, scientific charts, and plots. From font size and types to x-y scale selections, charts deserve a close look to make them clear, readable and self-explanatory. Furthermore, figures obtained by imaging devices (cameras, sensors, etc.) demand proper scaling to enable exacting measurements. These topics along with figure formatting (resolution, size, type, i.e. TIFF, PNG, JPG) will also be addressed. Ancillary issues to discuss include 'the table and plot dichotomy,' 'copyrights of reproductions,' 'labeling and colors' among others.
This is pre-seminar to the one on scientific publications to be presented during the Mech. Eng. Graduate Seminar on Sept. 10. It is organized by the Material Advantage UPRM Chapter and co-hosted the Nanotechnology Center CREST.
When: Thursday Sept. 3, 10:30-11:45 (universal hour)
Where: Stéfani S-303