TAPIA 2019 is SOLD OUT! San Diego,CA September 18-21, 2019

2019 Tapia Conference

So You Think You Can Explain Tic-Tac-Toe: A STEM Communication Workshop

Friday, September 20, 2019 — 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Excellent communication skills on technical material are needed for successful participation in the top jobs in both industry and academia. Improving communication skills among minorities and underrepresented groups will serve to improve representation and therefore build a stronger future for the scientific nation. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the effectiveness of several science-related graphics. Then, you’ll get to see if you can do better by designing a graphic that communicates a seemingly simple fact about Tic-Tac-Toe. Participants will gain experience in communicating technical content and will learn strategies that they can employ in their future oral and visual communications. This workshop is hosted by the Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity at Rice University and is based on the curriculum behind the Center’s innovative STEM and communication summer camp for K12 students and educators.

Workshop Presenters:
Paul Hand, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
Leticia Velazquez, Visiting Scholar, Rice University
Richard Tapia, University Professor, Rice University