Date of Award

Winter 2018

Degree Type

Non-Thesis Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Committee Chair

Dawn Atkinson

First Advisor

Pat Munday

Second Advisor

Curtis Link


The purpose of this study is to ascertain the viability of infographics in educating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students about interpersonal communication skills. To determine if infographics are viable tools, the study used two surveys to gather information. The first survey was formatted as a needs assessment and revealed three areas with which STEM students wanted help: presentations, group projects, and communication. Three infographics were created to address these concerns, and a second survey was used to assess these infographics. Results from the second survey indicate that STEM students learned new information from the infographics and wanted to see more of them in the future.


A meta-document submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Technical Communication