Post by Q Quallen
This image was intended as a crossover between a public service announcement and a scientific comedy. The target audience was the local Laramie public, specifically those involved with public lands.
Given this context, I believe I did fairly well in achieving my goal, particularly in the area of raising awareness. Knowing the Laramie public, however, who are typically looking for ways to take action, I feel I could have done a better job informing them as to how and why chipmunks matter in the local ecosystem.
Post by Alexis Lester
This is the first image I created for this class, and it remains my favorite. I wanted to make a stand alone image that people could read and understand, without a science background and without me standing next to them and defining every single image and term.
Post by Benjamin Robb
The proximate goal here was to make a collage framework similar to a visual essay on the pudding.cool site; a vertical oriented essay with a column for visuals and a column for captions.
The ultimate goal is to help show why we study pronghorn migrations and how roads affect these movements.
Post by Rhiannon Jakopak
During the first year of my master’s, I was brainstorming a title for a conference submission that would simultaneously represent my research and grab the attention of attendees. From somewhere deep in my brain space (which cannot remember the names of classes I took last semester) emerged the lyrics to an old will.i.am song.
Those who were not in high school in the late 2000s might be wondering how will.i.am fits into this picture (or, who will.i.am is). In 2007, will.i.am released a song from which I know only 2 lines: “Baby, where’d you get yo body from... I got it from my mama.”
I didn’t end up using this gem in a title, but I knew I was onto something good.
Hello artists and scientists alike!
Mel Torres here – you may recognize me as the PhD student studying amphibians as part of the Art of Science Communication course blog last year. I’m glad to be back, and I’m blogging on a whole new subject (…well, sort of! #AlwaysAmphibians). I’m currently taking Visualizing Science at UWyo, and I cannot express how excited I am to learn about incorporating artwork into my science. As an amateur artist in my younger days, I’m enthusiastic for the opportunity to show off the two things that I enjoy; drawing and disseminating scientific research to you!
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