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The difficulty of successfully communicating complex ideas is one of the greatest roadblocks to creating a better world. In this class, students will conduct rigorous research to find the truth behind topics they care about and use art to show the world the beauty of their ideas. Students will come away with a skill that will serve them well in any future career path: the ability to find the truth and distill it for others. By the end of the class, students will be comfortable fact-checking claims they encounter with primary literature searches, visualizing data in R, and creating graphics in Adobe Illustrator. Students will create an infographic for their portfolio that simply and clearly conveys a topic of their choice, and they will have an opportunity to publish their graphic online at www.squidtoons.com.

Ideas that change the world are often complex and difficult to convey. A good infographic can make them accessible, carving the facts out of data and polishing them into art. In this class, students use rigorous research to find the truth behind topics they care about and use art to show the world the beauty of their ideas. We will develop a skill that will serve them well in any career path: the ability to find the truth and distill it for others. Experience with coding, Adobe Illustrator and art is not necessary.

Note: This class is designed for high school students. The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy courses are designed to inspire young adults to pursue careers in STE[+a]M.
 
Return to the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy Page here.

Course Number: WKSP-90062
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)