Data Visualization: From Covid-19 to Back on the Bricks

Student: Dhruvi Patel

Major: Public Health

Mentor: Professor Lancie Affonso

Department: Geology & Environmental GeoSciences; Computer Science

Data Visualization: From Covid-19 to Back on the Bricks

In our incoming freshman COVID-19 data visualization project this summer we will explore, analyze, and visualize information from public datasets that officials and senior administrators at the College of Charleston used in making the decisions for the Back on the Bricks Plan. We interviewed key stakeholders to gain some insights into data used to support the decision by the campus crisis management teams to delay the return of students to campus this Fall. The datasets from this case study will be used by student researchers in our freshmen STEAM mentoring cohort in the Fall and for students in Spring 2021 HONS 380 Data Visualization and Storytelling course.