Community Projects

The Data and Decision Sciences Lab is constantly working with local community partners on several data related projects that have a local and global impact.

Interactive Visualization of Latino Population and their Political Participation in Nebraska and the United States

Community Partner: University of Nebraska at Omaha – Office of Latino/Latin American Studies
Year: 2017
Team Members Involved

How would the Latino population impact on the future regional and national elections in Nebraska and the United States? To answer this question, this project developed an interactive graphical tool to visually analyze various data sources from the U.S. Census Bureau and the University of Nebraska database. The tool is built using R shiny package and works as an online Dashboard. The users can conveniently reveal patterns in Latino population growth, track Hispanic political participation, compare Latino people with other races, and predict the several years of Latino population trends in Nebraska.

Registration and Voting History of Hispanic and Other Races by State
Hispanic Population Growth in Nebraska Counties