Big Ten Data Viz Championship

Love Data Week - February 12-16, 2024

Elsie Lee-Robbins: Big Ten Student Data Viz Champion!

Elsie Lee-Robbins, a PhD student in the U-M School of Information, has been selected the national Big Ten Academic Alliance Student Data Visualization ChampionWith over 1,400 votes cast, the competition was very tight! In the student category, 11 institutions competed with student submissions. Elsie won for her Lego Themes from Generic to Franchise. Please join the U-M community in congratulating Elsie!

Christopher Gardner, a Business Intelligence Analyst Lead for Information and Technology Services, and Elsie were selected from the U-M entries to showcase our institution in the faculty/staff and student categories respectively.

The Competition

U-M students, faculty, and staff entered data visualizations for a chance to be the U-M representatives in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Data Viz Championship. One student data viz (Elsie's) and one faculty/staff data viz (Christopher's) were selected to compete. They also won gift certificates from the U-M Tech Shop and M Den.  

About International Love Data Week

Originally coordinated by Heather Coates, International Love Data Week is a celebration of all things data that seeks to bring people together to share their experiences, learn best practices, and have some fun. The international effort is now hosted at the University of Michigan’s ICPSR, and many Big Ten institutions coordinate their own institutional celebrations.

Member institutions of the Big Ten Academic Alliance will host events throughout February 12–16, 2024, that bring together participants from across our institutions to discuss data-related themes. 

About the Big Ten Academic Alliance

The Big Ten Academic Alliance is a strategic partnership dedicated to advancing the academic excellence of member institutions through national leadership, collaboration, and co-investments.

Founded in 1958 by university presidents as the academic counterpart to the Big Ten athletic conference, our world-class research institutions have built upon decades of trust—and a history of collaboration—to create a powerful framework integral to each member university. Big Ten Academic Alliance programs and initiatives create strategic and demonstrable value for member institutions. Supported programs have a clear and common distinction, such as strong member affiliation or a collection of unique resources. Collaborative efforts value and advance diversity, equity, and inclusiveness across our member institutions, with data playing a central role in both informing and evaluating our programs and initiatives.