When 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Feb 12, 2021
Where Virtual
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DEI Lecture: "More than pretty pictures"


Professor Felice Frankel
MIT, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Graphics, images and figures — visual representations of scientific data and concepts — are critical components of science and engineering research. They communicate in ways that words cannot. They can clarify or strengthen an argument and spur interest into the research process. Moreover, the process of making a visual representation requires you to clarify your own thinking and improve your ability to communicate with others.

Unfortunately, little attention is paid to teaching this component in your education.

In this talk, I will show my own approach to creating depictions in science and engineering—the successes and failures. Included will be a discussion about how far can we go when “enhancing” science images.