The midterm project for my data visualization course this past fall required students to submit to the ASA’s Police Data Challenge. The competition involved analyzing millions of 911 calls for one of three cities (Baltimore, Cincinnati, or Seattle). I had the students investigate the Seattle data set, since it contained latitudes and longitudes of each call.
Several weeks later, we received the exciting news that one of the teams won “Best Overall” among undergraduate teams! Congratulations to Winona State students Jimmy Hickey, Kapil Khanal, and Luke Peacock for their excellent work.