2011 Data Visualization Student Challenge

Can you convert datasets to relevant information? Can you use visualization techniques to shed new light on transportation issues? US DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is looking for great data visualization ideas from students to support better informed policy and investment decisions. The themes are Transportation Safety and Economic Development. The Challenge website provides details and offers suggestions of possible datasets from the Census Bureau, FAA and other sources. Entries are due by October 31. The two best submissions will be recognized at TRB's Annual Meeting in January 2012; travel expenses will be paid for one member of each of the two teams, and each will be awarded a $2000 scholarship.