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Faculty/Staff Data Viz Gallery 

Faculty/Staff Data Viz Gallery 

Voting Process

Below is the Faculty/Staff Data Viz Gallery. Members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance community are invited to vote for the winner Data Viz Challenge. Voting will be open through noon on February 16, 2024. The visualization with the most votes will win the Challenge. Individuals can vote only once and have to be members of a Big Ten Institution. 

Each entrant will be invited to present their work at the Data Viz Showcase on February 16 at 1 p.m. CT/
2 p.m. ET.
 At the end of the showcase the results of the voting will be announced, and the Challenge Winners crowned. 

For more information, contact info@btaa.org or your Institutional Coordinator. 


Faculty/Staff Data Viz Gallery

Note: Many of these visualizations use Tableau Public, a service which will be down for maintenance on the afternoon of Saturday, February 10.

Description: The Ohio State News Traffic dashboard displays critical findings into campaigns - including traffic sources, user behavior, and device information. These insights help in understanding the effectiveness of various campaigns, optimizing strategies, and making data-driven decisions. 

Authors: Tanya Zyabkina & Ryan Sosnowski, University Marketing & Communications


 

Description: In 2022, I sailed for two months on the oceanographic research vessel JOIDES Resolution. While at sea, a Daily Operations Report (DOR) is published each day to update the scientists and crew with data recorded during the previous day. The JOIDES Resolution not only record data from the ocean floor but also meteorological measurements from the atmosphere. These data include the visual observations made by the 2nd mate on the Bridge of sky/cloud cover. Cloud cover is the fraction of the sky covered by cloud of any type or height above the ground. It is measured on a scale that starts at zero for a clear sky and extends to eight for a sky that is completely overcast. A value of one means that 1/8 of the sky is covered in clouds, a value of 2 means that 2/8 (or ¼) of the sky is covered in clouds, and so on. The units used to report sky cover is okta. I took the daily sky measurements and generated a quilt to represent these daily data recorded. Each batik fabric on the scale across the top and bottom of the quilt represents an okta value, zero/dark blue on the left side, and across to eight/black on the right side. Each tumbler (or trapezoid) is for each day of my time at sea (Expedition 390, April 7 through June 7, 2022). The clouds are placed over some of the days with the most cloud cover and are made of fabric manufactured in South Africa, the country the ship departed/returned to.

Author: Laura Guertin, Penn State University


 


Description: Like other states and territories, Indiana is in the middle of a digital equity planning process. This plan is required for the state to access future capacity-building digital equity funds that are part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, passed in November of 2021, intended to address barriers to digital equity. The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) within the Purdue University Office of Engagement, in partnership with the Indiana Broadband Office (IBO) and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), is working on writing the state's first-ever digital equity plan. As part of this effort, PCRD partnered with the Indiana University Center for Survey Research (IU-CSR) to gather data on Indiana residents on several digital equity indicators. One key indicator of digital equity—and the focus of this visualization—is who's not paying for a home internet subscription and why they are opting out.

Author: Ryan Maluchnik, Purdue University


 

Description: A collection of dashboards that visualize the data reported in the University of Illinois System’s Underrepresented Report (which is published annually). It contains a comprehensive profile of the participation and success of University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff by Racial/Ethnic Group, Gender, and Disability. It also contains a Peer Comparison Dashboard which allows for interactive comparison of Underrepresented metrics across different peer groups.

Authors: 
Nick O’Dea, Chris Lehman, Sally Mikel, Pam Lowrey, Kris Smith, Nate Wilds, Siew Szetho - University of Illinois


 

Description: This collection of dashboards tracks the University of Michigan and its efforts to reduce environmental impact via metrics related to energy & emissions, transportation, waste production, and land & water usage.

Author: C
hristopher Gardner, Business Intelligence Analyst Lead, Information and Technology Services - University of Michigan


 


Description: An interactive view of dashboard offerings (projects) over time highlighting top users including the dean, associate deans, budget officer and department chairs.

Author: Meliza Wise - University of Iowa


 

Description: Buffett Early Childhood Institute’s (BECI) understanding Nebraska’s public investment in early childhood care and education (ECCE) is central to their ability to make informed decisions about funding and how those dollars translate into quality ECCE. The creation of custom algorithms within Tableau Prep and Tableau were used to create an interactive tool designed to help BECI users visualize the current complexity involved in public-sector financing of Nebraska’s ECCE system while also exploring individual pathways within it. Equally as interesting as the viz itself is the ability for the custom algorithms to adjust to input and update different workflows for years to come. Rather than hard coding a single workflow these algorithms allow for new paths, spacing, and layouts with truly little adjustment. Not only did this workflow report meet the needs of BECI but also opened the door to many other workflows if the need were to arise.  

AuthorsMichael Stevens, Senior Researcher - University of Nebraska-Lincoln 


 


Description: Of farmed fish species, salmonoids represent the highest production growth in the global market. To meet the demand for these stocks, farmers are increasingly dependent on the application of antibiotics to produce a commercially profitable output of a fit-for-consumption product. The often unregulated and unmonitored application of antibiotics on farmed salmon has led to an explosion in antibiotic resistance in farmed fish. Raised in semi-natural habitats, resistant bacteria and excess antibiotics escape into globally connected waterways, impacting non-target species.

AuthorDr. Chloe Fouilloux - University of Wisconsin-Madison


 

Description: I am a staff member at the UMN, but I am also an artist. In 2020-2022, I was invited to participate in a collaborative NSF research project with Dr. Dylan Millet's lab in Atmospheric Chemistry in order to fulfill NSF's Broader Impacts section. Through animating data gathered during their research through paintings, I helped share their findings with the broader community.

The 'Leaf Portrait' paintings correspond to the unique signature of monoterpene gases that Ponderosa pine needles emitted during photosynthesis, as studied in 2020-21 by Dr. Mj Riches (Colorado State University) during the NSF collaborative project with the Millet lab (UMN).

Each of the 27 Leaf Portrait paintings began by replicating a column from the chart of leaf data that Dr. Riches generated, which shows emissions of four types of monoterpene gases. Through the process of layering thin layers of paint with brushes, my own reverence of the forest itself shows through the blurring of this factual info. Like a fractal whose pattern replicates at various scales, these representations not only show the atmospheric fingerprint of each needle but also capture the vast wonder and variability within the forest ecosystem as a whole – as a broader impression of landscape.

AuthorsLindsy Halleckson and Dylan Millet - University of Minnesota and Mj Riches - Colorado State University


 

Description: 
The SustainableUMD Progress Hub offers interactive data dashboards and stories to report on the University of Maryland, College Park's progress towards integrating sustainability into campus operations, research, and academics. The collection includes seven public Tableau dashboards containing over 130 graphs, 30 view filters, and data from more than 35 units across campus. The dashboards report on sustainability topics including carbon neutrality, energy and water consumption, transportation, green buildings, land management, education for sustainability, green procurement, waste minimization, and many other topics.

AuthorEmily Hightower - University of Maryland

 


 

Description: This tableau allows comparison of CDS and IPEDS metrics between IUB official peers, Big10 schools, and Indiana public institutions over time.  Different peer groups can be selected, as well as which university to highlight.

AuthorsSasha Haywood - Indiana University


 

Description: MI Spartan Impact provides geospatial views of MSU community impact across regions of the state. Views include student enrollment, alumni, financial aid dollars disbursed, degrees granted, economic impact, spending with local business, and more.           

AuthorsJeremy Reuter and Joel Lenz - Michigan State University