Project Examples

The following are examples of data-related projects that highlight. Note more complex projects, especially ones with custom platforms, are grant or institutionally funded, which enables scholars to create more robust public-facing works.


Social Sciences

  • Simulated Dendrochronology of U.S. Immigration - a visualization project shows the historical immigration to the U.S. (1830 -2015)

  • World Health Chart - A visualization project that displays fertility rate, life expectancy, and population of countries in six world regions using Gapminder

  • The Opportunity Project - brings technologists, government, and communities to rapidly prototype digital products—powered by federal open data—that solve real-world problems for communities across the country.

  • Facebook Data for Good - utilizing Facebook data, and featuring on providing insights on the topics including social connections, relative wealth, COVID-19 impact, climate change, etc.


  • Human Genome Project - an international, collaborative research program whose goal was the complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings

  • LIGO - a scientific collaboration of international physics institutes and research groups dedicated to the search for gravitational waves

  • The New England Seismic Network - a BC science project that shows how much the ground moves in Weston, Massachusetts

  • WorldWide Telescope - a science project for showcasing astronomical data and knowledge

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