This document contains the links to the other files you may want following attendance at the STEM Seminar Day held during the 2017 NFB Convention.

STEM Seminar Day: 10 July 2017

I gave two talks on this day. The first was actually prepared for the UseR conference held 4-7 July 2017. I did not read all the content of this file in the STEM Seminar Day as some of it is a little technical. You can read the notes for the UseR talk. and/or listen to the sound file of this talk (My thanks to the ViewPlus team for providing this recording.) As part of this talk, I opened a histogram of a variable called Ozone Please note that this example does not work if opened in Internet Explorer because IE does not handle the scalable vector graphics (SVG) file format being used.

The secodn talk was on Markdown and LaTeX The sound file for this talk is available; Again, I wish to extend my thanks to the ViewPlus team for providing this recording.

Tutorials: 11-15 July 2017

Two tutorials were run during the week. The second tutorial will only make sense to those people who have at least read through the material from the first tutorial.

Full participation at the tutorials can only be handled if you can install the necessary software. This is not difficult, and doesn't take long for Windows users. Look over the getting started document.

Tutorial 1: An Introduction to R Tutorial 1 in pdf Tutorial 1 in MS Word format

Tutorial 2: R markdown --- A powerful tool for report preparation Tutorial 2 in pdf Tutorial 2 in MS Word format

N.B. The pdf and MS Word files have the exact same content as can be found by clicking the links.

Other speaking engagements

I also spoke at two division meetings.

The National Association of Blind Students (NABS) division meeting on 11 July was fascinating. I'm glad I stayed right to the very end! My talk was entitled "What's in a Degree? Paving the Path for STEM Students "

I then spoke at the Science and Engineering Division meeting on 12 July, with a talk entitled "My life in education and education in my life".

Both talks were well received. I did not stick to my speech notes 100% so please don't give me too much grief if you were there and they don't look the same. as what you heard!