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PheedLoop | Get Real Feedback, Become an Amazing Presenter

PheedLoop | Get Real Feedback, Become an Amazing Presenter | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Want to become an amazing presenter? Listen to your audience. It's hard to get honest feedback - start your PheedLoop to make the process simple!

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PheedLoop is an amazing tool for getting feedback from your audience in real time. Upload your presentation to PheedLoop and get a unique link that the viewers can see and use to send you their feedback.

Capstone: An ESRM Coda
Resources, tips, and tools for conducting, presenting, and communicating Environmental Science and Resource Management research. Topped off with a smattering of career development advice for the soon-to-be graduate.
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Welcome Capstoners!

Welcome Capstoners! | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

Welcome to our curation site for materials related to all aspects of a young researcher’s budding career.


     Here you will find an array of stories, tools, and examples (both good and bad) to inspire and help your scholarship.  Additional posts relate to tips and ideas for post-university job hunting and career advice.  This page is created for and by undergraduate Environmental Studies and Resource Management majors, but likely relevant to a wide array of young scientists from many fields.

 

     In particular, you will find postings often related to:

 

Study Design

  • experimental design

  • example projects (good AND bad)

  • topics/issues/locations which may prove fodder for your project

 

Quantitative Analyses

  • graphing tools

  • statistical and analytical tools

  • data management tips and tools (excel, database & file management)

  • GIS (primarily ArcGIS and Google Earth)

 

Technical Communication

  • public speaking

  • slideware (PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc.)

  • large format posters

  • photo and video documentation

  • multimedia presentations

 

Career Skills

           

 

Note: individual job/internship/grad school/funding postings will not be posted here.  Please see the ESRM Jobs group on LinkedIn for these postings:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4541530&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v

 

Relevant podcasts can be found on iTunesU: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-capstone/id499823175?mt=10

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(Some more) Powerful Pointers for Your Presentations

(Some more) Powerful Pointers for Your Presentations | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Apart from those times when you run for and make it into the elevator JUST before the doors close, there are very few things at work that get the adrenaline pumping quite like delivering a presentation. But unlike the elevator scenario, where a well-timed sprint will (usually) do, there’s a little more to think about if you want to ace your presentation.
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Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out

Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

I want to highlight one unique style that I hope becomes a significant part of presentations moving forward.

Enter cinemagraphs.

What is it, exactly? It’s a hybrid of a photo and video. You can also refer to it as an animated GIF, but don’t let the negative GIF stereotype destroy your perspective.


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An interesting new presentation style cinemagraph combines images and video. The post gives you detailed instructions on what you should do to try this new method.

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How to Print a Fabric Poster

How to Print a Fabric Poster | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
As the Annual Meeting approaches, it's time to start thinking about printing your poster. If you're not looking forward to the prospect of traveling with a giant cardboard tube, yet you're reluctan...
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Yale Climate Opinion Maps

Yale Climate Opinion Maps | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Public opinion about global warming is an important influence on decision making about policies to reduce global warming or prepare for the impacts, but American opinions vary widely depending on where people live. So why would we rely on just one national number to understand public responses to climate change at the state and local levels?
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Best Practices For Using Categories And Tags In WordPress

Best Practices For Using Categories And Tags In WordPress | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
You’ve written your post, and your mouse is hovering over the “Publish” button, but you can’t help but feel like you’ve forgotten something…
Don’t worry, WordPress will remind you: “You must select a category before publishing a post.”
And that reminds you, you should pick add a few tags as...
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About Guðmundur Bjarni Sigurðsson | Scandinavian Web Designer

About Guðmundur Bjarni Sigurðsson | Scandinavian Web Designer | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
gummisig is a freelance web designer with satisfied clients worldwide. gummisig has been designing websites professionally for over eight years, and is very
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Another great example of an effective "About Me"

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EPA / CSU Internship Program - Water Resources Institute

The California State University (CSU) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 (EPA) to establish cooperation between the two entities, including encouraging students to participate in the environmental fields of study, and to help EPA attract a workforce as diverse as the public it serves. Implementation of the MOU activities will promote equal opportunity in EPA's workforce, contribute to CSU's capacity to provide high quality education particularly in various environmentally related fields of study, and encourage the participation of CSU students and faculty in EPA's programs. CSU's Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) is administering the Program.

This Internship Program offers CSU student volunteer learning opportunities at the EPA in a wide range of discipline areas. It provides students the opportunity to strengthen their leadership, technical, research, communication, networking, and other job skills as well as allowing the interns to become familiar with the EPA and its structure. Students work closely with a CSU faculty advisor and an EPA mentor to develop an overall learning project plan which will guide the internship. With direction from their faculty advisors, students will be mentored by the EPA directly. This is a for-credit Internship Program only, so no stipend/salary is provided. Internships will be offered each semester/quarter and are on an on-going basis. Most internships will be based at the student's home campus.  Interns will be required to submit a final report documenting their experience and project(s) with the EPA and complete a career profile on their EPA mentor that identifies the mentor's requisite skill sets and educational requirements.

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VIDEO: Looking for a new job? Our hilarious film clips show you what NOT to do! - c

VIDEO: Looking for a new job? Our hilarious film clips show you what NOT to do! - c | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
FROM Ted to Borat and Mrs. Doubtfire to Good Will Hunting, we round up the funniest film clips of disastrous job interviews (WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

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Big mouth: avoiding job interview gaffes - The New Daily

Big mouth: avoiding job interview gaffes - The New Daily | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Big mouth: tips on avoiding job interview gaffes

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▶ John Rauser keynote: "Statistics Without the Agonizing Pain"

From the 2014 Strata Conference + Hadoop World in New York City. There are two essential skills for the data scientist: engineering and statistics. A great m...
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It's Official: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

It's Official: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Deny this. NOAA's monthly temperature data show the Earth's climate warming over 135 years, animated here in less than 30 seconds.
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An interesting way to present the data: time.

 

By making this an animation, you clearly can see the rapid change in recent decades quite clearly.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 19, 9:11 PM

When you look at overall global temperatures over time, you see a rising line and new heat records set. Instead of just one line though, Tom Randall and Blacki Migliozzi for Bloomberg split up the time series by year and animated it.

 

Each year is overlaid on top of the other with a new time series in each frame. The dotted line rises too as new records are set, and as time passes, the older time series lines fade to the background.

 

You still get the rising effect as you would with a single time series over the past 135 years, but this view provides more focus to the increase, closer to present time.

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Impressive..

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You’ve Graduated… Now What?

You’ve Graduated… Now What? | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
So you’ve graduated. Now the existential crisis shall begin. Where are you going to go? What are you going to do? What do you want to do? How will your enrolment in Lady Gaga Studies help you in the real world? Why didn’t you apply for those grad schemes instead of watching The Lord of […]
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The In-State Tuition Break, Slowly Disappearing

One of the most important paths to upward mobility, open on a meritocratic basis to people from all economic classes, is narrowing.
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I have witnessed this with growing sadness.  The public in these states have created institutions which are increasingly NOT serving their citizens.  Wasn't that the whole concept of a public university in the first place?

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Female Scientists Told to Get a Man to Help Them With Their Paper

Female Scientists Told to Get a Man to Help Them With Their Paper | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
This just in from the land of great sexism: two female scientists had a manuscript rejected by a peer-reviewed journal because they didn’t ask a man for help. An unnamed peer reviewer for the journal PLoS One suggested that Drs. Fiona Ingleby and Megan Head find male co-authors—any men at all--for a paper they’d written, in order to make sure they weren’t leaping to “ideologically biased assumptions.”
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And here is more on the anger this has kicked up!

 

http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2015/04/sexist-peer-review-elicits-furious-twitter-response

 

Make sure to read through the comments.

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Six Ways You Can Make Beautiful Graphs (Like Your Favorite Journalists)

Six Ways You Can Make Beautiful Graphs (Like Your Favorite Journalists) | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
This post shows how to make graphs like The Economist, New York Times, Vox, 538, Pew, and Quartz. And you can share–embed your beautiful, interactive graphs in apps, blog posts, and web sites. Read on...
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OSX Daily's camera tips

OSX Daily's camera tips | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

Tips and How Tos for taking photos with your iPhone

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There are lots of nice little hints and tricks related to all aspects of iPhone picture taking here.  New hints are added all the time.

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Design and Redesign — Medium

Design and Redesign — Medium | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

Visualization is now a mass medium. It’s not quite Hollywood, but information graphics have millions of viewers, awards ceremonies, and even their own celebrities with tens of thousands of Twitter followers. More important, from the perspective of journalism, is that data visualization is an essential part of the communication process. Today, a data-driven story without a chart is like a fashion story without a photo.

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This is a well written meditation on critiquing graphics of others.  Worth making it all the way through.

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A Great 'About Me' Example

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I’m Juan Camilo Estela (a.k.a. Juank), a mechatronic engineer and freelance photographer, illustrator, painter and designer.
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This is a great About Me example.  I like the fact we have a simple description of who this guy is and I like his "Knowledge" tag so people can easily get up to speed with who he is/what he is about.  For more detail, you can download his resume.

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8 Top Questions to Ask During Your Interview - Career Savvy

8 Top Questions to Ask During Your Interview - Career Savvy | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

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A lot gets said about the how, why and what of interviews. We often post about the do's and don't's but there is no doubt, no matter how many times you might have interviewed, or are interviewing, there is nothing like a good reminder on how to handle the pressures of an interview! Interviews are always daunting, but often one of the hardest parts is when you’re asked at the end if you have any questions. Many candidates panic and say no or jump straight into asking about salary and holiday pay. There are many useful questions you can ask which will both impress your interviewer: recruiters often use this as a way of confirming your suitability for the job and you can use it to determine whether this is the right job for you. How did you manage your interview recently? How did you end it? What questions did you ask? Let us know your thoughts and experiences.

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Strategies For Conducting a Top-Notch Job Interview | Big Think

Strategies For Conducting a Top-Notch Job Interview | Big Think | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
The recession is on its way out and, with it, so goes the hirer's job market. When conducting interviews, remember that your job is to disqualify wrong candidates while simultaneously keeping good ones from getting away.

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Candidates should be as well prepared as possible for an interview. Have them bring an interview presentation www.interviewbest.com

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Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines

Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
The number of infected people, measured over 70-some years and across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, generally declined after vaccines were introduced.
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Why Those Statistics About The Patriots' Fumbles Are Mostly Junk

Why Those Statistics About The Patriots' Fumbles Are Mostly Junk | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Statistics can say whatever you want it to, drolls the dull old axiom. But that tack has always placed the onus more on the numbers than on the ones manipulating them; more correctly, you might say, Statistics can say whatever you want it to when it's used irresponsibly or haphazardly. This is especially important to remember this Super Bowl week.
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As much as it pains me to say it, the lame attempt at faulty stats was...well, lame.  But the Pats still suck and still cheat and do whatever they have to win; that's not good sportsmanship.

 

The key metric here is that the balls seem to have been deflated by 3-4 psi.  Can we just call a spade a spade and not worry too much about the past 25 years?

 

Here is a good brief (non-statistical take):

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/01/21/john-madden-blame-tom-brady-for-deflated-footballs/

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Find In-Depth Articles on Google with a URL Trick

If your Google search just isn't returning the quality content you want, this little URL trick might find more in-depth articles on the subject you're searching for.
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This seems to work.  The more detailed articles will show up at the bottom of your search results.

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