At the most recent Log Lunch, Kene Odenigbo ’19 and Trevor Murphy, one of OIT’s Instructional Technology Specialists, gave a talk on the research they collaborated on this past summer at Hopkins Forest.
Kene, a biology major, explained the process of using D3, a tool for data visualization. In other words, it “turns all the numbers into something comprehensible to a broader audience,” as Hopkins Forest manager Drew Jones put it.
“It was a lot of staring at the computer and wondering why it wasn’t working,” she admitted. But ultimately, their summer work accomplished its goal: translating a whole lot of technical numbers and details into concepts that can be used by a larger community of scientists.
—Jane Tekin ’19