Stem Storytellers Fellowship
STEM Storytellers are engaged in a yearlong National Science Foundation funded fellowship program to improve their oral communication skills. This multi-disciplinary fellowship program provides STEM graduate students extensive opportunities to learn, practice, and refine targeted skills in oral communication. The project serves the overarching need for improved science communication at Montana State. Co-PIs from physics, mathematical sciences, education, the library, and electrical engineering help shape targeted training in oral communication skills.
- George Schaible, Biochemistry
- Elijah Meyer, Statistics
- Madison Nelson, Physics
- Sam Verplanck, Mechanical Engineering
- Taylor Preul, Fish and Wildlife Management
- Simone Durney, Ecology
- Mei Ling Wong, LRES
- Jenna Mattice, Biochemistry
Photograph by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez
This R script can be copied and pasted into R. In R, the script will read an input file or multiple input files and calculate the amount of jargon present in the file(s). It will also create a list of words that may be jargon, so the writer can consider those words when writing for a general audience. An optional zip file contains pre-assembled corpora, as well as two example files.
Below is a graph of the documents we have used to benchmark j values. Also shown are two word clouds, and it can be seen that the majority of words spoken in TED talks are quite different than the majority of words in NASA E-books
Funded by the National Science Foundation, grant #1735124.