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February 2021

ArcGIS Online Challenge

February 1 - March 5

Have you come across an interactive map on the web and wondered “how did they make that?” Have you heard about GIS (geographic information systems) and wished you could learn more about how it might be useful for your own research and/or teaching? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then the Spring ArcGIS Online Challenge is for you! Through completing this challenge, you will: Describe the potential of GIS beyond “dots on a map” and for cross-disciplinary…

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March 2021

Grant Writing 101: Writing a Grant Proposal for Private Funders

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar is designed for individuals new to, or seeking a refresher course, on writing effective grant proposals. Participants will learn how to identify potential funders and navigate the application process, including the development of both a letter of intent (LOI) and full proposal. While the focus of this training pertains to securing funding from private foundations, much of the information is applicable to proposal development and grant-seeking broadly. This presentation is facilitated by the Office of Foundation Relations. Who: Ohio State…

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Free Data Viz Tools Series: Data Visualization Demo Using Datawrapper

March 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

In the second installment of the Free Data Viz Tools Series, we take a look at the free data visualization tool used to create charts and maps, Datawrapper.  This 30-minute presentation will include an overview of the tool and its capabilities, a discussion on who might be interested in using it and a demonstration on how to create data visualizations within the tool. Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students When:  Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. – 3…

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Tableau Users Group Monthly Meeting

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Ohio State Tableau Users Group welcomes Eric Mayberry, Senior Manager of OCIO’s Data Analytics Team, to the March meeting. Eric will be providing a developer’s walkthrough for the Ohio State COVID-19 Dashboard and share techniques for: Organizing dashboards with containers Filtering multiple dashboard objects with calculated fields Guiding users through their dashboard experience. Who: Any Ohio State affiliate with an interest in Tableau When: Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Remote (a personalized Zoom link will…

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Introduction to Data Visualization

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered. In this presentation, participants will: Be introduced to what data visualization is…

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Foreign Engagement with Research and Collaborations: An Evolving Environment

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Over the last few years, federal funding agencies, as well as Congress, have shown increasing concern about the impact of foreign government activities on the U.S. research enterprise. There have been a number of well publicized investigations of individuals concerning their failure to disclose foreign activities or support (generically referred to as ‘Foreign Influence’). As the number of identified incidents of possible foreign influence has grown, federal funding agencies have turned to the research institutions to identify and investigate these…

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Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tableau is a data visualization program that offers both quick and flexible methods of visualizing your data in a variety of ways, including through interactive dashboards. Offering ways to explore your dataset as well as explain it, Tableau combines ease of use and powerful options for engaging your audience with interesting visualizations. In this workshop participants will: Learn about the different types of Tableau that exist and how to access the program (for free) Discover the Tableau interface and learn…

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April 2021

Free Data Viz Tools Series: Data Visualization Demo Using RAWgraph

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this third installment of the free data viz tools series, we take a look at RAWgraph, a free, web-based data visualization tool that aims to bridge the gap between spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel and vector-based tools like Adobe Illustrator. This demonstration will introduce attendees to this versatile tool, including the different advanced charts and graphs that can be created within it (cluster dendrograms, circle packing, alluvial diagrams and more). Attendees will learn how to create, design and export visualizations in…

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When Disciplines Collide: Pulling Back the Curtain on an Interdisciplinary Team

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to learn more about the nitty gritty of interdisciplinary collaborations. This series of discussions is based on the experiences of teams of researchers working on an NSF-Advancing Informal STEM Learning Project: Convergent Learning from Divergent Perspectives. In the second panel discussion, researchers who have participated in an interdisciplinary team will discuss how they have built a high-functioning team, the process of finding an advisory team from outside the university, and negotiating potentially contentious topics of publications and communication.…

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Introduction to the Heilmeier Catechism

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Heilmeier Catechism, developed by George H. Heilmeier, is a series of nine questions originally used to evaluate proposed research programs at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This presentation will provide an overview of these questions, which can be employed to develop stronger, more competitive proposals by providing a framework for proposal organization that works for nearly all research areas and disciplines. Participants will learn how to employ these questions to create a compelling narrative and increase their…

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