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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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Tableau 1: The Basics (Four-Part Workshop Series) Tuesday Sessions

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mastering Tableau requires patience and practice. This series of four, two-hour sessions includes several activities designed to help you understand and wrangle your data, create and format basic out-of-the box and custom charts and design dashboards that incorporate best practices for communication and visual storytelling. Workshop participants will learn to: Connect, shape and prepare data for the Tableau workspace Describe and demonstrate key concepts, including aggregation and level-of-detail, addressing and partitioning and knowing when to use continuous versus discrete dates…

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Tableau 1: The Basics (Four-Part Workshop Series) Wednesday Sessions

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mastering Tableau requires patience and practice. This series of four, two-hour sessions includes several activities designed to help you understand and wrangle your data, create and format basic out-of-the box and custom charts and design dashboards that incorporate best practices for communication and visual storytelling. Workshop participants will learn to: Connect, shape and prepare data for the Tableau workspace Describe and demonstrate key concepts, including aggregation and level-of-detail, addressing and partitioning and knowing when to use continuous versus discrete dates…

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Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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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Corporate Research Engagement 101: The Basics

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will benefit Ohio State affiliates who participate or will participate in corporate research engagement.  Attendees will learn what industry partners value from their relationship with academia and how academia benefits from engaging in collaborative industry- sponsored research.  Other topics include how to use existing industry/university relationships to identify company contacts; how to gather intelligence on past and current Ohio State industry partnerships; the industry-sponsored research process; advice on proposal development; research agreement terms and the responsibilities of the…

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Tableau Users Group Monthly Meeting – Iron Viz Competition

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

Ohio State’s Tableau User Group will hold its fifth-annual Iron Viz competition at the February meeting. Iron Viz is an informal competition to see who can make the best Tableau dashboard from a common dataset in 20-30 minutes. Anyone can participate as a competitor (prizes involved) or a cheerleader.  Participants can compete as individuals or teams. If you would like to join a team, but need an introduction, we can help you to find a team at the start of…

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March 2021

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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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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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

Corporate Research Engagement 101: The Basics

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar will benefit Ohio State affiliates who participate or will participate in corporate research engagement.  Attendees will learn what industry partners value from their relationship with academia and how academia benefits from engaging in collaborative industry-sponsored research.  Other topics include how to use existing industry/university relationships to identify company contacts; how to gather intelligence on past and current Ohio State industry partnerships; the industry-sponsored research process; advice on proposal development; research agreement terms and the responsibilities of the Principle…

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